Midweek internationals performances

Nestorovski celebrates his game winner against Atalanta; photo: U.S. Città di PalermoNestorovski is on fire as he scored his second goal in Serie A. Mojsov scored and won a penalty which was saved by Bogatinov, while Alioski assisted and later scored. Mahmudov, Ejupi, Altiparmakovski and Ivanovski also put their name to the score sheet.

Belgium, Beker van Belgie, Charleroi – Bocholter 5:0
Gjoko Zajkov started in defense for Charleroi and played all minutes as his team easily went past Bocholter to the next round of the cup.

Belgium, Beker van Belgie, Andrelecht – OH Leuven 1:0
Jovan Kostovski played all minutes for Leuven as his team was eliminated from the cup competition by Belgian giants Anderlecht.

Croatia, Hrvatski nogometni kup, Vukovar 91 – Osijek 1:4
Muzafer Ejupi played the first half in his team’s convincing win in the 1/16 final of the Croatian Cup. Ejupi has scored a goal when he has successfully converted a penalty in the 21st minute. Milovan Petrovikj is still out with an injury.

Croatia, Hrvatski nogometni kup, Bijelo Brdo – Inter Zaprešić 2:3
An exciting game in which the club of Marjan Altiparmakovski and Zoran Danoski eventually celebrated a win. Danoski did not feature in this game, while Altiparmakovski started from the bench, was brought in and scored a goal in the 89th minute to make it 1:2. A minute later the hosts equalized to make it 2:2, but Inter scored another goal in the last seconds of the match and advanced to the next round.

Croatia, Hrvatski nogometni kup, Neretvanac – Istra 1961 1:3
Risto Mitrevski was not part of the matchday squad for his club’s win against the lower league side.

Croatia, Hrvatski nogometni kup, Croatia Dakovo – Rijeka 0:3
Rijeka had no problems against Croatia Dakovo and advanced to the next round with a comfortable 0:3 win. Leonard Zhuta played the whole match, while Stefan Ristovski was brought on in the 55th minute.

Croatia, Hrvatski nogometni kup, Varaždin – Slaven Belupo 2:2 (4:6 p.s.o.)
Mirko Ivanovski scored a goal for the visiting side in regular time, but it took Slaven Belupo much more than expected to advance in the Croatian Cup. Slaven only equalized in the dying minutes and then went on to win after penalties. Mirko Ivanovski has also successfully converted a penalty in the shootout.

Cyprus, Cyta A, Ethnikos – AEK 0:3
A Macedonian derby in Cyprus. Mite Cikarski and Martin Bogatinov on one side – Ivan Trichkovski and Daniel Mojsov on another. The visiting side was more successful and celebrated their 4th win in the season and they are still to concede a goal in the new season. For the hosts, both Cikarski and Bogatinov played the whole match, while for the visiting side Mojsov started the match, scored a goal in the 27th minute, won a penalty which was saved by Bogatinov, got a yellow card and was substituted in the 87th minute, while Trichkovski was introduced in the 71st minute.

Mojsov’s goal and won penalty (at 1:25):

Finland, Veikkausliiga, Mariehamn – Inter Turku 1:1
Both Egzon Belica and Kosta Manev started the game for the visiting side. Manev played the whole match, while Belica was subbed on the break.

Czech Republic, MOL Cup, Pardubice – Vysočina 1:3
Yani Urdinov started the match and played until 61st minute when he was taken off when the score was already 1:3. It is worth noting that Urdinov did not play on his usual left back position, but rather as left midfielder. His team secured a place in the Round of 16.

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Újpest – Haladas 1:1
Both Viktor Angelov and Enis Bardi started the match for the hosts. Bardhi played the whole match, while Angelov was taken off in the 57th minute. Angelov played as lone striker and he took part in the goal as a ball from Balogh was crossed from the right low and hard and he went for it, but a defender sent it into his own goal

Újpest’s goal (at the beginning):

Hungary, OTP Bank Liga, Gyirmót – Vasas 1:0
Kire Ristevski‘s Vasas noted their second consecutive defeat. Once again, it came away from home, the final score was 1:0 and the hosts ended the game with 10 men. Ristevski played the whole match. His club are still topping the table, despite the defeat. It was the first seasonal win for their oponents who are still bottom placed.

Italy, Serie A, Genoa – Napoli 0:0
Goran Pandev did not got a chance to play against his old teammates as he remained on the home bench for the entire match.

Italy, Serie A, Atalanta – Palermo 0:1
After scoring his first last round, now Ilija Nestorovski scored again, but this time it was a game winner. He scored in the 89th minute bringing his team their first seasonal 3 points. He played the full 90 minutes, while his teammate Aleksandar Trajkovski wasn’t summoned due to injury.

Nestorovski’s winner:

Italy, Serie B, Benevento – Pro Vercelli 1:1
Nikola Jakimovski started and played untill the 55th minute when Marko Pajac took his place in what was the only substitution for his team. At that time the visitors were leading 1:0.

Kazakshtan, Qazaqstan Kwbogı, Irtish – Astana 1:2
Agim Ibraimi is still out of the field with a knee injury, but his Astana is doing good in the Cup where they have a great advantage before the return leg.

Kazakshtan, Qazaqstan Kwbogı, Kairat – Atyrau 1:0
Aleksandar Damchevski played the whole game for the visiting side. Despite the defeat, Atyrau will have a return leg at home and a new chance to reach the grand final by eliminating the current holders.

Damchevski (L) at the game; photo: sports.kz

Netherlands, KNVB beker, Spakenburg – Fortuna 2:1
Stefan Ashkovski started for Fortuna who was knocked-out by a third league side.

Netherlands, KNVB beker, JVC Cuijk – Telstar 1:3
Denis Mahmudov scored his first goal in a Telstar uniform when he doubled the lead in the 38th minute. He played only the first half as during the break Joël Donald took his place. His team advanced in the next round of 32 in the Dutch Cup eliminating the fourth league side.

Mahmudov (#11) celebrates with his teammates; photo: SC Telstar

Poland, Puchar Polski, Drutex-Bytovia – Śląsk 3:0
Ostoja Stjepanovikj was given a rest as he stayed on the bench. His team failed to reach the quarter-finales in the Polish Cup as got eliminated by its second league host.

Portugal, Ledman LigaPro, Famalicão – Penafiel 0:0
Andreja Efremov is back on training after the groin injury, but still wasn’t ready for a matchday.

Serbia, Kup Srbije, Čelarevo – Crvena Zvezda 0:3
Both David Babunski and Daniel Avramovski didn’t make the matchday squad for Crvena Zvezda.

Serbia, Kup Srbije, Kolubara – Mladost Lučani 0:4
Dragan Chadikovski didn’t play for Kolubara neither Tome Kitanovski for Mladost.

Serbia, Kup Srbije, BSK Borča Radnički Niš 1:0
Petar Krstikj wasn’t part of Radnički’s squad at this game.

Serbia, Kup Srbije, Proleter – Javor 0:1
Aleksa Amanovikj played whole game for Javor while his teammates Filip Ristovski and Nikola Stojanov weren’t called up for this game. Strahinja Krstevski started in attack for Proleter and he was substituted during the second half by Miloš Manojlović.

Slovenia, Prva Liga Telekom Slovenije, Radomlje – Domžale 0:5
Zeni Husmani didn’t make the matchday squad for Domžale.

South Korea, K-League Classic, Pohang Steelers – Incheon United 0:1
Krste Velkoski didn’t play for Incheon.

Spain, Segunda División, Gimnástic – Real Zaragoza 0:0
Stole Dimitrievski is continuing to be reserve goalkeeper for Gimnástic.

Switzerland, Raiffeisen Super League, Lugano – Grasshopers 2:0
Ezgjan Alioski was man of the match. He provide an assist to Lorenzo Rosseti at 31st minute for the opening goal of the game and he scored the second goal for Lugano at 67th minute. Nikola Gjorgjev started on he bench for Grasshopers before he was introduced at the 63rd minute replacing Lucas Andersen.

Alioski’s assist & goal (at the beginning):

Turkey, Türkiye Kupası, Göztepe – Kütahyaspor 5:0
Adis Jahovikj wasn’t summoned by the hosts in order to be rested for the more important league game this weekend. His team faced a fourth league side and had no problems advancing in the third round of the Turkish Cup.

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