Ilija Nestorovski; photo: isport.blesk.cz

Midweek internationals performances

Ilija Nestorovski; photo: isport.blesk.czIlija Nestorovski had a goal and an assist for Viktoria Žižkov, Agim Ibraimi scored a goal against Rangers, while Mario Gjurovski made his season debut for Metalurh Donetsk.

UEFA Champions League, Play-off round, Wisła Kraków – APOEL 1:0
Ivan Trickovski started for APOEL and played until the 85th minute when he was replaced by Esteban Solari.  Trickovski played on both the right and left wings for APOEL but he was pretty quiet as his side suffered a narrow loss in the first leg of their matchup against Wisła Kraków.

UEFA Europa League, Play-off round, Litex Lovech – Dynamo Kyiv 1:2
Goran Popov played the entire game for Dynamo Kyiv who recorded a minimal victory over Litex Lovech.  Popov played a part in the first goal for Dynamo Kyiv in the 7th minute as his cross from the left reached his teammate Artem Milevskiy in the box who was then fouled by the opposing keeper.  The referee pointed to the spot and Dynamo Kyiv converted the penalty to take the 1:0 lead.  Popov should have had an assist in the 48th minute but his good cross was wasted by Ognjen Vukojević who managed to miss from close range.  Goran also picked up a yellow card in the 30th minute.

Popov’s cross reaches Milevskiy who was fouled in the box for a penalty:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Hh_VyenVm-0

UEFA Europa League, Play-off round, Thun – Stoke City 0:1
Muhamed Demiri started for Thun and played until the 70th minute when he was replaced by Sekou Sanogo Junior.  Demiri had one chance in the 50th minute but he missed the target.

UEFA Europa League, Play-off round, PAOK – Karpaty Lviv 2:0
Martin Bogatinov was an unused substitute for Karpaty Lviv as he was the #2 keeper behind Andriy Tlumak.

UEFA Europa League, Play-off round, Maribor – Rangers 2:1
Agim Ibraimi started for Maribor and played until the 86th minute when he was replaced by Goran Cvijanović.  Ibraimi scored the first goal for Maribor in the 52nd minute with a nice shot that went past the Rangers keeper.  Then, in the second minute of stoppage time in the 90th minute, Maribor scored the game winning goal to record an impressive victory over the Scottish giants Rangers.

The goal by Agim Ibraimi (at 0:30):

UEFA Europa League, Play-off round, Shamrock Rovers – Partizan 1:1
Aleksandar Lazevski remains out with an injury for Partizan.

UEFA Europa League, Play-off round, Vorskla – Dinamo Bucureşti 2:1
Kristijan Naumovski was not called up by Dinamo Bucureşti as Cristian Bălgrădean started in goal while George Curcă was on the bench as the #2 keeper.

Ukraine, Premyer-Liha, Metalurh Donetsk – Tavria 1:3
Mario Gjurovski started on the bench for Metalurh Donetsk before he entered the game in the 69th minute replacing José Soares while Besart Ibraimi was an unused substitute for Tavria.  Gjurovski finally made his first appearance for Metalurh Donetsk this season and also received a yellow card in the 74th minute.

Czech Republic, Ondrášovka Cup, Písek – Viktoria Žižkov 2:3
Ilija Nestorovski began the game on the bench for Viktoria Žižkov before he came on in the 66th minute replacing Jiří Böhm.  Nestorovski played a big part in the Viktoria Žižkov victory with a goal and an assist.  Nestorovski provided the assist in the 78th minute which tied the game at 2:2 and then scored the game winning goal in the 90th minute by converting a penalty.  With the win, Viktoria Žižkov advanced to the next round of the Czech Cup.

Poland, Ekstraklasa, GKS Bełchatów – Lech Poznań 0:3
Zlatko Tanevski was an unused substitute for GKS Bełchatów.

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