Midweek internationals performances

Uros Matic during the NAC vs. VVV gameUros Matic compiled an assist for NAC Breda who continued to do well in the relegation play-offs, while Hristijan Dragarski and Concordia picked up a win in Romania to keep their top division status for next season.

Denmark, Superliga, Midtjylland – Brøndby 2:3
Ferhan Hasani was not included in the Brøndby squad due to an injury. This was an interesting decision because Ferhan was summoned in the prior game (ultimately didn’t play), but he was missing from the squad for this fixture on Monday. Still, earlier on Thursday, Hasani found his name on the Macedonian squad for the qualifier against Slovakia. So, it appears that his injury is not a major concern.

Netherlands, Eredivisie Relegation Play-offs, NAC Breda – VVV-Venlo 3:0
Uros Matic played the entire game for NAC Breda who made easy work of VVV-Venlo to reach the next stage of the relegation play-offs. NAC Breda won 4:0 on aggregate over the two games. Matic recorded the assist on the first goal in this match.

Video of the assist by Matic (at 1:55):


Netherlands, Eredivisie Relegation Play-offs, Roda – NAC Breda 0:1
Uros Matic started in midfield for NAC Breda and played the full 90 minutes. NAC Breda played two games in this midweek period on Monday and Thursday. Matic has returned in the good graces of the coach after not receiving much action the previous couple of months. NAC Breda won the first leg against Roda 1:0. They will head into the return leg, played at their home stadium this Sunday, with that slim advantage.

Uros Matic (far L) during the game vs. Roda

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, St. Gallen – Aarau 5:1
Muhamed Demiri continued to be left out of the St. Gallen squad. Demiri, a free agent in the summer, will be in the market for a new club.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Sion – Young Boys 6:2
Taulant Sulejmanov-Seferi was not available for Young Boys due to a season-ending knee injury.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Chiasso – Schaffhausen 0:0
Ezgjan Alioski played all 90 minutes for Schaffhausen and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet in the goalless draw against Chiasso.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Wohlen – Wil 2:0
Samir Fazli played the entire game for Wil and also received a yellow card in the 48th minute. Wil conceded both goals after the 89th minute to suffer the road loss to Wohlen.

Fazli (L) looks at the ball

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Häcken – Falkenberg 0:2
Leonard Zuta started at left-back for Häcken and played the complete match. His team let in one goal in each half to lose against Falkenberg. On Thursday, Zuta was called up to the Macedonian national team with the aim of shoring up the left-back position.

Romania, Liga I, Concordia – Petrolul 3:2
Hristijan Dragarski played the whole encounter for Concordia who recorded a must win to barely avoid relegation. These three points saved Concordia in the final round of the season in Romania.

Dragarski (L) challenges his marker

Iceland, Úrvalsdeild, Valur – Fjölnir 3:3
Daniel Ivanovski got the start for Fjölnir and played until the 73rd minute when he made way for Hans Viktor Gudmundsson due to an injury.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kup Bosne i Hercegovine, Olimpic – Široki Brijeg 1:1
Filip Gligorov played the entire game for Olimpic who won the Bosnian Cup on penalty kicks. Both legs in the cup final finished 1:1, so penalty kicks decided the winner. Gligorov converted one of the spot kicks for Olimpic who won 5:4 in the penalty shootout.

Gligorov during the celebration

Finland, Veikkausliiga, Inter Turku – Mariehamn 1:1
Egzon Belica started in central defense for Inter Turku and played the full match. Inter Turku scored an early goal in the 6th minute, but the visiting club equalized at the half hour mark to set the final result.

2015 AFC Cup, Round of 16, Johor – Ayeyawady United 5:0
Riste Naumov played all 90 minutes for Ayeyawady United in the heavy defeat against Johor. With this loss, the team managed by Macedonian coach Marjan Sekulovski was eliminated from the AFC Cup.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *