Midweek internationals performances‏

Bjaram Fetai celebrates his goal;       photo: sporten.dkBajram Fetai scored his first goal in a Lyngby uniform, Vladimir Dimitrovski returned from his injury with a goal for Mladá Boleslav, while the teams of both Goran Pandev and Goran Popov were eliminated from the Champions League and Europa League, respectively.

UEFA Champions League, Quarter-finals, Schalke 04 – Inter 2:1
Goran Pandev started on the bench for Inter before he came on at the start of the 2nd half replacing Dejan Stanković.  Inter manager Leonardo opted to start with a 4-3-1-2 formation but his team had trouble breaking down the organized Schalke team so he brought on an extra striker in Pandev at the start of the 2nd half.  Inter quickly tied the score at 1:1 in the 49th minute when Thiago Motta scored following a corner kick but not much changed from the 1st half as Schalke played very defensive and committed a lot of fouls which slowed down the game.  Inter’s attackers Wesley Sneijder, Samuel Eto’o, and Diego Milito seemed annoyed at Schalke’s tactics as the opposing players were clipping their heels from behind and were not happy with the referee not punishing the Schalke players for their constant fouls.  As for Pandev, he was very quiet and seemed disinterested at times as he attempted one shot on goal in the 87th minute but his left footed shot from just outside of the box lacked power and was easily saved by the Schalke keeper.  Inter was eliminated from the Champions League by losing 7:3 on aggregate over the two games.

UEFA Europa League, Quarter-finals, Braga – Dynamo Kyiv 0:0
Goran Popov started at LB for Dynamo Kyiv and played until the 88th minute when he received his second yellow card of the game and was sent off by the referee.  Popov was very physical at LB and had a battle with Braga winger Alan.  Popov attempted one shot in the 57th minute but his effort from distance was well wide of the goal.  Popov then made a nice run in the 61st minute from the left before his cross reached striker Artem Kravets whose shot was saved nicely by the Braga keeper and it went for a corner.  In the 73rd minute, Popov picked up his first yellow card for inadvertently putting his hand in the face of Braga player Mossoró who showed good acting skills by laying on the ground and covering his face which forced the referee to give Popov a yellow card.  The replays showed that Popov did put his hand on the face of Mossoró as he tried to win the ball but Mossoró acted like he got elbowed and should win an oscar for his acting skills.  Popov picked up his second yellow card of the game in the 88th minute when he went to clear the ball but Braga winger Alan beat him to the ball and Popov hit Alan in the shin which forced the referee to give Popov another yellow card.  Dynamo Kyiv fought and battled but they just couldn’t score a goal and were eliminated from the Europa League as it was 1:1 on aggregate over the two games but Braga advanced because of the away goals rule.

Denmark, Superliga, Lyngby – Esbjerg 1:2
Bajram Fetai played all 90 minutes for Lyngby and scored his first league goal for his new team in the 26th minute but the visitors bounced back and scored two goals in the 2nd half to record an important victory as both teams are near the bottom of the table and battling to avoid relegation.

Denmark, Superliga, Lyngby – Midtjylland 1:0
Bajram Fetai started at left winger in a 4-2-3-1 formation for Lyngby and played the 1st half before he was substituted at the start of the 2nd half by Emil Larsen.  Lyngby played two league games within four days to make up for a game that was postponed earlier in the season.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Dinamo Bucureşti – Unirea Urziceni 3:1
Kristijan Naumovski was an unused substitute for Dinamo Bucureşti as he was the #2 keeper behind Cristian Bălgrădean.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Locarno – Aarau 1:1
Aleksandar Mitreski played the entire game for Aarau while his teammate Aco Stojkov also got the start and played until the 90th minute when he was replaced by Skender Zeqiri.  Stojkov was pretty active in the 1st half and came close in the 44th minute but his shot went just wide of the left goal post.  Stojkov also picked up a yellow card in the 70th minute as Aarau played their first game under interim manager Thomas Binggeli as the previous manager Ranko Jakovljević was fired after last week’s game because of the bad results.

Czech Republic, Pohár ČMFS, Mladá Boleslav – Viktoria Plzeň 2:1
Vladimir Dimitrovski played the entire game for Mladá Boleslav as this was his first game since his return from a nagging ankle injury.  Dimitrovski started at left CB and managed to open the scoring in the 30th minute when he sent a header past the opposing keeper following a good cross by Tomáš Fabián.  The return leg of this match-up will be on 20 April 2011 to decide who will advance to the next round of the Czech Cup.

Czech Republic, Pohár ČMFS, Zbrojovka Brno – Kroměříž 1:2
Vladica Brdarovski was not called up by Zbrojovka Brno.

Austria, Erste Liga, St. Pölten – Lustenau 07 1:0
Dejan Stojanovic played from the start for Lustenau 07 who suffered a tough loss as Stojanovic conceded the only goal of the game in the 90th minute thanks to a great volley from just outside of the box by Lukas Thürauer.

Hungary, Magyar Ligakupa, Paksi – Debrecen 3:0
Mirsad Mijadinoski did not play for Debrecen.

Turkey, Bank Asya 1. Lig, Gaziantep B.B. – Boluspor 2:1
Oliver Peev was not among the 18 players called up by Boluspor.

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