Midweek internationals performances (30.10-01.11 18′)

Ilija Nestorovski scored for Palermo, Marko Simonovski scored in the Romanian Cup, Mirko Ivanovski headed an own goal in the Croatian Cup as many internationals had cup or league matches during this midweek period in which Filip Gligorov eliminated famous Steaua, while Darko Glishikj debuted for his new club.

photo by Floridsdorfer AC: Todoroski (R) is action during the match

Austria, UNIQA ÖFB Cup, Austria – Floridsdorfer 3:1
Andrej Todoroski played until the 78th minute for the visitors when Ceyhun Tüccar took his place. His second league side was no match for the mighty Violets getting eliminated in the eight-finals.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League, Charleroi – St. Truiden 1:0
Gjoko Zajkov watched the game from the home bench.

Belgium, Proximus League, St. Gilloise – Beerschot Wilrijk 2:0
Emil Abaz wasn’t summoned by the visiting side.

Bulgaria, Kupa na Balgariya, Lokomotiv Sofia – Septemvri 2:3
Strahinja Krstevski was at the home bench while Darko Glishikj debuted for Septemvri who advanced into the quarter-finals..

Bulgaria, Kupa na Balgariya, Ludogorets – Slavia 2:2 (4:3 p.s.o.)
Nor Luka Nakov nor Stefan Ashkovski were summoned by Slavia for this cup game in which their side got eliminated on penalties in the eight-finals.

Croatia, Hrvatski nogometni kup, Zelina – Dinamo 0:4
Arijan Ademi was given a rest by Dinamo having in mind that his club faced a fourth division side and easily advanced into the quarter-finals.

Croatia, Hrvatski nogometni kup, Hajduk 1:2 aet
Mirko Ivanovski featured the whole 120 minutes for the winning side. Early in the 13th minute he broke the dead lock by scoring an unlucky own goal on a header. Luckily, Hajduk turned the result around and advanced into the quarter-finals.

Mirko’s own goal (at 1:09):

Croatia, Hrvatski nogometni kup, Inter – Istra 2:1
Agron Rufati was 90 minutes on the visiting bench as his Istra got eliminated in the eight-finals of the Croatian Cup.

Croatia, Hrvatski nogometni kup, Krk – Osijek 1:5
Muzafer Ejupi is still out with an injury so wasn’t in Osijek’s squad that advanced into the quarter-finals.

Croatia, Hrvatski nogometni kup, Varaždin – Rijeka 1:2
Leonard Zhuta watched the game from the visiting bench while his teammate Darko Velkovski is still recovering from an injury. Their team advanced into the quarter-finals.

Greece, Kýpello Elládos, Giannina – Thyella Kamari 5:0
Mite Cikarski wasn’t summoned as his team hosted a lower league side in the second round of the Greek Cup group stage.

Hungary, Magyar Kupa, Sárvár – Ferencváros 0:4
Stefan Spirovski started from the bench and came in on half substituting Dávid Sigér. In the second half his team scored three goals advancing in the 16-finals.

Hungary, Magyar Kupa, Győr – Újpest 2:3 aet
Kire Ristevski got booked in the 62nd minute and nine minutes later left the field for Dženan Bureković while his team was losing 2:1. Eventually his Újpest won to book a place in the 16-finals.

Hungary, Magyar Kupa, Vác – Vidi 1:3
Boban Nikolov was given a rest in this cup game as his team reached the 16-finals.

Italy, Serie A, Milan – Genoa 2:1
Goran Pandev again started at the bench for Genoa but this time got the place the last 5 minutes of the match substituting Serie A current top goalscorer Krzysztof Piątek. It was 1:1 at the time with Milan scoring the winner in the stoppage time. This game postponed from the very first round.

Pandev in action against Milan; photo: Genoa CFC

Italy, Serie B, Carpi – Palermo 0:3
Ilija Nestorovski scored the third goal for the Rosaneri in the 75th minute and two minutes later left the field to make space for George Pușcaș. His teammate Aleksandar Trajkovski missed this game due to a red card suspension.

Nesto’s goal (at 2:05):

Japan, J2 League, Kamatamare Sanuki – Machida Zelvia 1:1
Dorian Babunski came in for Kōta Morimura in the 82nd minute and just three minutes later his team equalized. It is still not a good result for his team as they played against the second-to-last in the standing and thanks to this draw they are still a point away from the promotion zone with three rounds to go.

Portugal, Taça da Liga, Sporting – Estoril 1:2
Stefan Ristovski is out with an injury so could not help his team avoid defeat in the second round of the League Cup group stage.

Romania, Cupa României, Dunărea – Steaua 2:1
Filip Gligorov started for Dunărea and helped his team make a big surprise by eliminating famous Steaua. They will now proceed to the quarter-finals of the Romanian Cup.

Gligorov (L) in action against Steaua; photo: AFC Dunărea 2005 Călărași

Romania, Cupa României, Hermannstadt – Voluntari 3:0
Besart Abdurahimi wasn’t summoned by the winning side who advanced into the quarter-finals.

Romania, Cupa României, Mioveni – Sepsi 0:5
In the 25th minute Marko Simonovski scored his team’s third goal. In the 65th minute, one minute after Sepsi scored the fifth goal, he was substituted with Yasin Hamed. His team advanced into the quarter-finals.

Marko’s goal (at 0:32):

Saudi Arabia, Dawri Al-Muhtarifin Al-Saudia, Al-Ittihad – Al-Ra’ed 1:2
Ferhan Hasani remained at the bench as his team celebrated against the last-placed team in the league.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Vojvodina – Radnik 1:0
Zoran Danoski got a chance to play from the 70th minute substituting Milan Stojanović. His team had already conceded the decisive goal.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Radnički – Mačva 3:0
Aleksandar Todorovski played the whole game for the home side as his teammate Petar Krstikj wasn’t summoned.

Serbia, SuperLiga, Spartak – Zemun 2:2
Benjamin Demir wasn’t summoned for the home side. For the visitors, Milosh Tosheski remained at the bench while Dushan Savic played the first 45 minute and was left in the locker room on half time making place for Hendrik Somaeb as his team was 2:0 down.

Slovenia, Pokal Slovenije, Domžale – Maribor 2:2 (agg. 2:3)
Agim Ibraimi entered the field in the 71st minute taking the place of Tonči Mujan. In the very next minute he got booked. Few minutes later his Domžale scored for a 2:0 lead that lasted until the stoppage time when Maribor scored twice to prevent Ibraimi from reaching the semis.

Slovenia, Pokal Slovenije, Mura – Gorica 3:2 (agg. 6:2)
Darko Atanasov wasn’t summoned by Mura who reached the semifinals.

Slovenia, Pokal Slovenije, Olimpija – Koper 1:1 (agg. 6:1)
Daniel Avramovski started for the home team and played until the 78th minute when Rijad Kobiljar substituted him. His Olimpija advanced into the semifinals. Dejan Angov wasn’t summoned for the visitors.

Slovenia, Pokal Slovenije, Aluminij – Krško 0:0 (agg. 2:2)
Milan Ristovski featured until the 77th minute when Ante Vukušić took his place, while his teammate Medin Bajrami wasn’t summoned. Their team got eliminated on the away goal rule.

Spain, Copa del Rey, Lugo – Levante 1:1
Enis Bardhi was given a rest in this cup game against a second division side. He entered the field late in the 84th minute taking the place of Moses Simon when the score was already 1:1. His Levante will be looking forward to book the eight-finals place in the return leg at home.

Spain, Copa del Rey, Leganés – Rayo Vallecano 2:2
Stole Dimitrievski had his debut for Rayo featuring the entire 90 minutes. He had few good saves, but should have reacted better for the second goal. Despite conceding two goals his team has a good road result before the return leg in Madrid so the hopes are high for advancing into the eight-finals.

Game highlights:

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Brommapojkarna – Norrköping 0:1
David Mitov Nilsson missed this game due to a back injury. With two rounds left and currently second, his team is fighting with leaders AIK for the title.

Sweden, Superettan, Orgryte – Varbergs 5:2
Daniel Krezikj substituted Jakob Bergman on half-time when his team was losing 3:1.

Turkey, Türkiye Kupası, Bursaspor – Trabzonspor 1:2 aet
Jani Atanasov spent the game on the home bench as his team was eliminated from the Turkish Cup early in the fourth round.

Turkey, Türkiye Kupası, Gümüşhanespor – Giresunspor 2:2 (3:5 p.s.o.)
Zeni Husmani was given a rest from this cup game as he regular in the Turkish second league. His team advanced in the next stage thanks to penalty kicks.

Turkey, Türkiye Kupası, Kahramanmaraş – Konyaspor 3:0
Adis Jahovic was 90 minutes part of this humiliating early stage elimination by a third league side. He picked up a yellow card in the 66th minute.

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