Midweek internationals performances

Boban Nikolov (#24) returned to actionVladimir Dimitrovski scored a crucial goal for Kerkyra, Muhamed Demiri received a rare start for St. Gallen, Ostoja Stjepanovic and Boban Nikolov returned to action following long-term injuries, while Riste Mitrevski netted a goal against Crvena Zvezda.

Austria, ÖFB-Samsung-Cup, Wolfsberger – Austria Wien 0:3
Vanche Shikov was once again excluded from the matchday squad by Austria Wien. The club easily beat Wolfsberger to reach the final of the Austrian Cup. There, they will face Red Bull Salzburg.

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Dinamo Zagreb – Osijek 3:0
Arijan Ademi started for Dinamo Zagreb and only played 30 minutes before he was substituted by Gonçalo Santos. The move was not injury related, rather the Dinamo manager was not happy with Ademi’s behavior towards the referee. After the game, the coach feared that Ademi would pick up a silly card (one away from a suspension), so he decided to take him out. Ademi was visibly upset at being replaced so early, but both sides have worked out their differences.

Ademi (R) battles for the ball

Croatia, MAXtv Prva Liga, Istra 1961 – Slaven Belupo 2:2
Muzafer Ejupi played the opening 79 minutes for Slaven Belupo before he was replaced by Petar Mišić. Ejupi scored both goals for his team in the 11th and 39th minute. The first goal came on a converted penalty kick, while his second goal came on a shot from the edge of the area.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Maribor – Olimpija 4:1
Agim Ibraimi got the start for Maribor and played until the 76th minute when he made way for Dare Vršič, while Aleksandar Lazevski continues to be a healthy scratch for Olimpija. The big Slovenian derby ended in a 4:1 win over Maribor who scored three goals after the 75th minute.

Ibraimi dribbles the ball

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Koper – Gorica 2:0
Dejan Peshevski started for Koper and played until the 53rd minute when he was substituted by Mitja Lotrič. This was Dejan’s first start since March 22.

Peshevski (#99) leaps to win a header

Turkey, Ziraat Türkiye Kupası, Galatasaray – Sivasspor 4:1
Goran Pandev was not included in the 18 player matchday squad by Galatasaray. Despite this being a match in the Turkish Cup, where Pandev has received most of his action this season, Galatasaray did not summon Goran. Instead, most of the first team regulars were called up since this was the first leg of Galatasaray’s semi-final matchup against Sivasspor.

Italy, Serie B, Latina – Perugia 0:0
Stefan Ristovski was not available for Latina due to a yellow cards suspension.

Italy, Serie B, Virtus Entella – Varese 0:1
Neither Nikola Jakimovski nor Mensur Kurtishi made the Varese squad for this game versus Virtus Entella.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Luzern – St. Gallen 6:2
Muhamed Demiri started at center back for St. Gallen and played the entire game. With St. Gallen facing an injury crisis at the position, the seldom used Demiri was fielded in central defense. In the end, Luzern scored six goals to easily down St. Gallen.

Demiri (on the ground) marks an opponent

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Young Boys – Aarau 2:2
Taulant Sulejmanov-Seferi was not available for Young Boys due to a season-ending knee surgery.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Lugano – Schaffhausen 2:1
Ezgjan Alioski played all 90 minutes for Schaffhausen who conceded two late goals to suffer a slim loss against the current leaders in Switzerland’s second division. Alioski was also shown a yellow card in the 82nd minute.

Alioski (#3) leaps during the game

Switzerland, Challenge League, Le Mont – Wil 4:0
Samir Fazli started in attack for Wil and played until the 77th minute when he was substituted by Haris Tabakovic.

Hungary, Magya Kupa, Újpest – Videoton 1:4
Mirko Ivanovski began on the bench for Videoton before he made his way onto the pitch in the 83rd minute to replace István Kovács, while Enis Bardhi also came off the bench for Újpest by being introduced in the 57th minute to take the spot of Filip Stanisavljević. Videoton advanced to the final of the Hungarian Cup by winning 5:1 on aggregate over the two games.

Bardhi (#29) during the game

Romania, Liga I, Pandurii – Dinamo București 3:2
Kristijan Naumovski played from the start for Dinamo București and conceded three goals in the 9th, 55th and 80th minute. Naumovski returned as the starting keeper, but we’ll see what happens in the next game after he let in three more goals.

Naumovski after conceding the third goal

Romania, Liga I, Viitorul – Universitatea Cluj 1:1
Boban Nikolov started in midfield for Viitorul and played until the 59th minute when he was substituted by Răzvan Marin. This was Boban’s first start since he returned from a long-term injury.

Nikolov controls the ball

Romania, Liga I, CFR Cluj – Concordia 2:1
Hristijan Dragarski opened on the bench for Concordia before he was introduced in the 60th minute to replace the injured Daniel Lung. Concordia led 1:0 at that time, but CFR Cluj came back to get the win by scoring two goals in the 86th and 90th minute.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League Play-off I, Gent – Anderlecht 2:1
Damjan Shishkovski was not included in the matchday squad by Gent.

Poland, T-Mobile Ekstraklasa, Śląsk Wrocław – Wisła Kraków 1:0
Ostoja Stjepanovic began the game on the bench for Wisła Kraków before he came on in the 58th minute to substitute Rafał Boguski. This appearance marked Ostoja’s first match for the first team of Wisła Kraków since he tore his ACL last year. He has been playing for the club’s reserves over the past couple of weeks.

Stjepanovic (L) defends his marker

Greece, Super League, Ergotelis – Kerkyra 1:2
Vladimir Dimitrovski played all 90 minutes for Kerkyra and scored the equalizer for his team in the 74th minute. Ergotelis could not clear a corner kick and that allowed Dimitrovski to score on a close range shot. Four minutes later, Kerkyra added a second goal to secure the win. The three points ensure that Kerkyra will not be relegated this season.

Video of the goal by Dimitrovski (at 1:05):


Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Donji Srem – Crvena Zvezda 1:3
Daniel Avramovski opened on the bench for Crvena Zvezda before he was introduced in the 62nd minute to replace Marko Grujić. As for Donji Srem, Riste Mitrevski played all 90 minutes, while his teammate Martin Hristov came off the bench in the 74th minute to substitute Igor Jelić. Mitrevski scored the only goal for Donji Srem in the 54th minute on a nice header following a free kick.

Video of the goal by Mitrevski:

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Čukarički – OFK Beograd 1:0
Darko Micevski did not feature for OFK Beograd in the road loss against Čukarički.

Serbia, Jelen SuperLiga, Voždovac – Vojvodija 1:0
Tome Kitanovski started at right-back for Voždovac and played the full 90 minutes in the slim triumph over Vojvodina. Voždovac notched the lone goal in the 90th minute to record a much needed win. They are now just one point from getting out of the relegation zone.

Kitanovski looks to shield a Vojvodina player

Thailand, Toyota Premier League, Siam Navy – Muangthong United 1:4
Mario Gjurovski was benched by Muangthong United since the club’s manager has not been happy with his form over the past couple of games.

Thailand, Toyota Premier League, Army United – Bangkok Glass 0:1
Darko Tasevski opened on the bench for Bangkok Glass before he was introduced in the 66th minute to replace Goshi Okubo. Tasevski managed to score the only goal in the 85th minute on a shot from the edge of the area.

Video of the goal by Tasevski (at 6:00):

Thailand, Toyota Premier League, Chainat – Buriram United 1:3
Borche Manevski did not feature for Chainat as he continues to see little to no action in league play this season.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Häcken – Norrköping 0:2
Leonard Zuta played the entire game for Häcken who conceded one goal in each half to suffer the home loss against Norrköping.

Kazakhstan, Kazakh Cup, Atyrau – Zhetysu 0:1
Dushan Savic got the start for Zhetysu and played until the 87th minute when he made way for Ilyas Amirseitov. Zhetysu’s lone goal was enough to propel them to the next round of the Kazakh Cup.

Savic (in blue) during the game

Denmark, NordicBet Ligaen, Viborg – Vejle 3:3
Aleksandar Stankov played the opening 55 minutes for Viborg before he was replaced by Martin Svensson, while his teammate and twin brother, Antonio Stankov, was an unused substitute.

Stankov gets challenged

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kup Bosne i Hercegovine, Zrinjski – Olimpic 0:0
Filip Gligorov started at right-back for Olimpic and played the complete match. Since both legs of this semi-final matchup ended 0:0, penalty kicks would decide who would reach the Bosnian Cup final. Olimpic prevailed 5:4 to advance to the final.

Gligorov (L) defends his marker

2015 AFC Cup, Group H, Ayeyawady United – Lao Toyota 4:3
Riste Naumov played all 90 minutes for Ayeyawady United and scored two goals, the first coming via a converted penalty kick in the 69th minute. That tied the game at 2:2, and then Naumov added a second goal in the 80th minute on a close range effort.

Video of Riste’s two goals (at 1:43 and 2:09):

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