Midweek internationals performances

Daniel Mojsov after his goalAleksandar Trajkovski notched his first goal for Palermo, Daniel Mojsov compiled a goal and an assist for Adana Demirspor, Daniel Avramovski recorded an assist for OFK Beograd, while Mario Gjurovski scored directly from a free kick for Muangthong United.

Italy, Coppa Italia, Palermo – Alessandria 2:3
Aleksandar Trajkovski played the entire game for Palermo who was dealt a humiliating exit in the Italian Cup by third division club Alessandria. Trajkovski scored his first competitive goal for Palermo in the 55th minute with a precise right footed shot from inside the area. Thirty minutes later, Trajkovski was fouled just outside of the penalty area, leading to a red card for an opponent. The subsequent free kick, taken by Trajkovski, was saved nicely by the keeper, but Alberto Gilardino scored on the rebound. Still, it was not enough as Palermo was bounced from the Italian Cup.

Video of the goal by Trajkovski (at 1:18):


Austria, tipico Bundesliga, Austria Wien – Sturm Graz 2:1
Vanche Shikov returned to the starting lineup for Austria Wien by playing all 90 minutes. After Austria Wien conceded four goals in the last match, the manager decided to insert Shikov back among the starters, where he replaced Richard Windbichler.

Shikov and some of his teammates celebrate the win

Belgium, Croky Cup, Mouscron-Péruwelz – OH Leuven 1:0
Jovan Kostovski was given a rest by OH Leuven. The coach wanted to save Kostovski for the weekend game against Westerlo. OH Leuven and Westerlo are the bottom two teams on the table, so that becomes a crucial clash (only last place leads to relegation in Belgium).

Belgium, Croky Cup, Genk – Charleroi 1:1 (Genk advanced 5:4 on penalties)
Gjoko Zajkov played all 120 minutes for Charleroi (includes extra time) at right-back, not his usual center-back position. Charleroi would fall short from advancing in the Belgian Cup after losing 5:4 in the penalty shoot-out.

Zajkov defends an opponent

Belgium, Croky Cup, Club Brugge – Lokeren 1:0
Besart Abdurahimi was an unused substitute for Lokeren. Just like Kostovski and Zajkov, the team of Abdurahimi was also eliminated from the domestic cup competition.

Poland, Ekstraklasa, Legia – Górnik Łęczna 2:1
Ivan Trichkovski opened on the bench for Legia before he was introduced in the 66th minute to replace Michał Kucharczyk. Trichkovski had good looks in the 70th and 76th minute, but he was not able to capitalize.

Trichkovski runs away from his marker

Poland, Ekstraklasa, Zagłębie Lubin – Jagiellonia 0:2
Aleksandar Todorovski played the entire game for Zagłębie Lubin in their home loss to Jagiellonia. An own goal broke things open in the 65th minute before Jagiellonia added another goal later in the half.

Slovenia, PrvaLiga Telekom Slovenije, Domžale – Maribor 0:0
Agim Ibraimi got the start for Maribor and played the complete encounter, while Zeni Husmani was out with an injury for Domžale. The goalless draw moved Maribor eight points behind top ranked Olimpija on the league standings.

Ibraimi during the game

Turkey, Ziraat Türkiye Kupası, Adana Demirspor – Sivas Belediyespor 2:4
Daniel Mojsov played all 90 minutes for Adana Demirspor who was eliminated from the Turkish Cup by third division side Sivas Belediyespor. Mojsov, who was fielded in defensive midfield, amassed a goal and an assist in the losing cause. He set up Özgürcan Özcan in the 26th minute before then converting a penalty in the 69th minute.

Video of the assist (at 0:09) and goal (at 2:09) by Mojsov:


Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Ferencváros – Videoton 1:0
Mirko Ivanovski continues to be left out of the matchday squad by Videoton.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Puskás Academy – Újpest 1:1
Enis Bardhi started in midfield for Újpest and played the full 90 minutes. Bardhi came close to scoring in the 18th minute, but his shot from distance was barely saved by the diving keeper. Újpest eventually netted an equalizer in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Bardhi looks on

Serbia, Lav Kup Srbije, OFK Beograd – Donji Srem 5:0
Ostoja Stjepanovic was an unused substitute for OFK Beograd, while his teammate Daniel Avramovski played from the start. Avramovski collected an assist in the 27th minute when he combined well with Aleksandar Pejovic for the third goal. Daniel has seen consistent playing time under recently appointed new head coach Miodrag Radanovic, thriving in the process.

Video of the assist at (0:14) by Avramovski:

Azerbaijan, Azerbaycan Kuboku, Qarabağ – Şamkir 2:0
Vladimir Dimitrovski played the entire game for Qarabağ and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet. With the win, Qarabağ advanced to the quarter-finals of the Azeri Cup.

Dimitrovski and teammates after a goal

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, NAC Breda – Telstar 2:1
Uros Matic was fielded in central midfield for NAC Breda and played until the 87th minute when he was replaced by Divine Naah. Matic got a loud ovation from the fans as he was leaving the pitch. Uros has regained his confidence ever since Marinus Dijkhuizen became the new manager in late October. The Macedonian federation must find a way to get him to don the national team jersey come next year.

Matic is surrounded by two players

Thailand, FA Cup, Muangthong United – Army United 2:1
Mario Gjurovski played all 90 minutes for Muangthong United who needed a late goal in stoppage time to edge Army United. Gjurovski scored the opener in the 41st minute directly from a free kick. He curled in a beautiful effort from a tight angle, also being helped by the bad positioning of the keeper. In the third minute of stoppage time, with the score tied at 1:1, Teerasil Dangda notched the winning goal for Muangthong United. The club reached the FA Cup final where they will face Buriram.

Video of the goal by Gjurovski (at 1:10):

Cyprus, First Division Championship, Ayia Napa – APOEL 0:1
Bojan Markoski got the start for Ayia Napa and played the complete match. The lone goal was scored by APOEL in the 29th minute on a penalty kick (hand ball inside the area). Markoski also received a yellow card in the 90th minute.

Markoski makes a sliding challenge

Croatia, Hrvatski Kup, Slaven Belupo – Osijek 1:1 (Slaven Belupo advanced 4:1 on penalties)
Muzafer Ejupi played the entire game for Slaven Belupo who reached the semi-finals of the Croatian Cup. It was 1:1 after 90 minutes, stayed 1:1 after 30 more minutes of extra time, so penalties decided things. In the shoot-out, Slaven Belupo prevailed 4:1 with Ejupi converting one of the penalties.

Ejupi (in blue) lunges at the ball

Bulgaria, A Group, Pirin – Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3:0
Zoran Baldovaliev started in attack for Lokomotiv Plovdiv and played until the 79th minute when he was substituted by Dani Kiki. Baldovaliev was pretty quiet as his team was defeated soundly by the last ranked side in Bulgaria.

Denmark, bet25 Liga, Silkeborg – Horsens 1:1
Aleksandar Stankov was not among the 18 players called up by Horsens.

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