Midweek internationals performances

Goran Pandev celebrates his goal for Inter. (photo daylife/AP) Goran Pandev with a goal and an assist as Inter advanced to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Goran Popov and Dynamo Kyiv eliminated Manchester City from the Europa League, while Daniel Mojsov scored the game winning goal for Vojvodina in a Serbian Cup game.

UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, Bayern München – Inter 2:3
Goran Pandev started for Inter and played a key role in the win as he provided an assist early in the game and scored a dramatic game winning goal in the 88th minute to help his side advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.  Pandev assisted on the opening goal of the game in the 3rd minute when he sent a nice pass to Samuel Eto’o who was just onside and scored with a shot that went between the legs of the Bayern München keeper.  Pandev then had three shot attempts in the span of 11 minutes in the second half but his first shot from a dangerous position was blocked by a Bayern München defender in the 60th minute, his second shot came in the 67th minute after he chested down a pass from Wesley Sneijder before he turned but his shot was over the goal, and his third shot came in the 71st minute but his left footed shot from outside of the box lacked power and went just wide of the goal.  Pandev scored the most important goal of his career in the 88th minute when Samuel Eto’o showed great fighting spirit and won the ball against Bayern München defender Breno before he made a nice pass to the charging Pandev who unleashed a perfect shot to the top left corner which gave the Bayern keeper no chance at saving the shot.  Pandev received a yellow card for taking off his jersey and was then immediately substituted by Houssine Kharja as Inter looked to defend their lead which they did and they advanced to the next round of the Champions League.  It was 3:3 on aggregate after the two games but Inter advanced because of the away goals rule.

Video: Goran Pandev scores against Bayern Munich


UEFA Europa League, Round of 16, Manchester City – Dynamo Kyiv 1:0
Goran Popov played all 90 minutes for Dynamo Kyiv who advanced to the quarterfinals of the Europa League by winning 2:1 on aggregate after they won the first leg 2:0.  Popov caused Mario Balotelli to pick up a red card in the 36th minute when Balotelli went high with his cleats and on the way down kicked Popov in the thigh which led to the Turkish referee to show Balotelli a straight red card.  Popov also caused Spanish international David Silva to pick up a yellow card in the 72nd minute although Popov seemed to be faking his injury but his reaction was convincing to the referee who showed Silva a yellow card for the foul.  Popov was put on a stretcher and taken off the field but he returned seconds later and was able to finish the game.

Cyprus, Cyprus Coca Cola Cup, Ethnikos Achnas – Alki 0:2
Edin Nuredinoski played from the start for Ethnikos Achnas and conceded two goals, Vance Sikov started at CB and played the entire game, Stojan Ignjatov started on the bench before he entered the game in the 75th minute replacing Gelson, while Filip Ivanovski did not play.  Despite the loss, Ethnikos Achnas advanced to the next round of the Cypriot Cup by winning 3:2 on aggregate as they won the first leg 3:0.

Serbia, Lav Kup Srbije, Partizan – Crvena Zvezda 2:0
Aleksandar Lazevski started at LB for Partizan and played all 90 minutes as they picked up a victory against heated rivals Crvena Zvezda.  The return leg will be played on April 6th to see which team will enter the Serbian Cup final.

Serbia, Lav Kup Srbije, Sevojno – Vojvodina 1:2
Daniel Mojsov played the entire game for Vojvodina and put in a man of the match performance by looking solid on defense and scoring the game winning goal in the 77th minute with a powerful header after a well taken free kick.  Mojsov also picked up a yellow card for taking off his jersey during the celebration as his team moved one step closer to entering the Serbian Cup final.  The return leg for this matchup will also be on April 6th.  For Sevojno, Gjorgi Tanusev started on the bench before he entered the game in the 85th minute replacing Savo Kovačević.

Denmark, Superliga, Odense – Lyngby 2:0

Bajram Fetai started in left midfield for Lyngby in a 4-4-2 formation and played until the 77th minute when he was replaced by Esben Hansen.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Aarau – Chiasso 0:0
Aleksandar Mitreski started at CB for Aarau and played the entire game while his teammate Aco Stojkov did not play because of an injury.

Czech Republic, 1. Gambrinus liga, Baník Ostrava – Mladá Boleslav 1:0
Vladimir Dimitrovski did not play for Mladá Boleslav because of a minor injury while Gligor Gligorov was not called up by Baník Ostrava.

Slovakia, Corgoň Liga, Žilina – Košice 2:0
Darko Tofiloski played from the start for Košice and conceded two goals against the current leaders in Slovakia who participated in the group stages of the Champions League this year.

Slovenia, 1. SNL, Maribor – Nafta Lendava 0:1
Agim Ibraimi played the entire game for Nafta Lendava who picked up an upset victory away to Maribor.

Slovenia, 1. SNL, Primorje – Rudar Velenje 0:6
Dragan Cadikovski started for Rudar Velenje and played until the 75th minute when he was replaced by Mirza Mešić.  Rudar scored all six goals by the 71st minute as Cadikovski assisted on the fifth goal for his team in the 52nd minute.

Moldova, Divizia Naţională, Dacia – Sheriff 1:1
Goran Dimovski played all 90 minutes for Dacia while Jasmin Mecinovic was an unused substitute for Sheriff.

Kazakhstan, Premier League, Taraz – Lokomotiv Astana 1:2
Bobi Bozinovski was an unused substitute for Lokomotiv Astana while Ostoja Stjepanović played the entire game for Taraz and scored the only goal for his team in the 61st minute but it wasn’t enough as Taraz suffered a narrow home loss against Lokomotiv Astana.

Azerbaijan, Unibank Premyer Liqası, Muğan – Qäbälä 1:2
Sasko Pandev
started for Muğan and played until the 76th minute when he was replaced by Sergey Çernışev.

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