Mirko Ivanovski (R) attempts a shot; photo: trojmiasto.pl

Midweek internationals performances

Mirko Ivanovski (R) attempts a shot; photo: trojmiasto.plIvan Trickovski debuted in the Champions League as his side APOEL defeated Zenit, Goran Pandev and Napoli drew against Manchester City in England, while Mirko Ivanovski forced his marker to score an own goal.

UEFA Champions League, Group A, Manchester City – Napoli 1:1
Goran Pandev started on the bench for Napoli before he entered the game in the 83rd minute replacing Edinson Cavani.  Pandev played up front as the lone striker and had one chance in the 88th minute when Vincent Kompany made a bad pass but keeper Joe Hart was alert and rushed from his goal to beat Pandev to the ball.  His attempted clearance struck Pandev and Mancheser City was awarded a goal kick.  Cavani gave Napoli the lead in the 69th minute after a nicely executed counter attack before Aleksandar Kolarov scored the equalizing goal five minutes later directly from a free kick.

UEFA Champions League, Group G, APOEL – Zenit 2:1
Ivan Trickovski played all 90 minutes for APOEL who recorded an impressive victory over Zenit.  Trickovski attempted several shots throughout the match but his best chance came in the 49th minute when he combined nicely with Ailton Almeida but his effort from a good position was straight at the keeper who managed to save the shot.

UEFA Europa League, Group E, Dynamo Kyiv – Stoke City 1:1
Goran Popov played the entire game for Dynamo Kyiv who settled for a draw even though they dominated the match for large portions of the game.  Stoke City played very defensive and Dynamo Kyiv had a tough time breaking down the opposing defense with so many players close to the goal.  Popov made a dangerous cross from the left which reached Andriy Shevchenko but his header was saved by the Stoke City keeper.  Popov also attempted several shots from distance but they failed to threaten the opposing goal.  Even though Dynamo Kyiv dominated possession and outshot their opponents by a wide margin, they needed a late goal in the 90th minute to tie the game at 1:1.

UEFA Europa League, Group H, Club Brugge – Maribor 2:0
Agim Ibraimi started for Maribor and played until the 65th minute when he was replaced by Robert Berić.  Seconds before he was substituted, Ibraimi attempted his only shot of the game from a free kick but his effort was saved by the opposing keeper.  Agim also received a yellow card in the 64th minute for an argument with the referee.

Russia, Perviy Divizion, Sibir – Nizhny 1:1
Velice Sumulikoski got the start Sibir and played until the 65th minute when he was replaced by Maksim Zhitnev.  A minute after the substitution, Sibir tied the game at 1:1 but that proved to be the final score as well so both teams had to settle for a point.

Russia, Perviy Divizion, Sibir – Torpedo Vladimir 2:1
Velice Sumulikoski played all 90 minutes for Sibir who needed a game winning goal in the third minute of stoppage of the 90th minute to record the narrow victory.

Russia, Perviy Divizion, Chernomorets – Torpedo Moskva 0:0
Artim Polozani was an unused substitute for Torpedo Moskva.

Russia, Perviy Divizion, Zhemchuzhina-Sochi – Torpedo Moskva 0:3
Artim Polozani and Torpedo Moskva did not even have to play but were awarded an automatic 3:0 win after Zhemchuzhina-Sochi decided to withdraw from the Russian second division earlier in the year.

Russia, Perviy Divizion, Gazovik – Volgar-Gazprom 1:3
Nikola Tonev started for Volgar-Gazprom and played until the 47th minute when he was replaced by Roman Loktionov.  His team was trailing 1:0 at that point but they came storming back by scoring three goals later in the 2nd half to record a come from behind victory.

Russia, Perviy Divizion, Ural – Volgar-Gazprom 0:0
Nikola Tonev was an unused substitute for Volgar-Gazprom as each club in the Russian second division played two games within four days in the midweek period.

Poland, Unibet 1. Liga, Arka Gdynia – Dolcan Ząbki 3:1
Mirko Ivanovski played the entire game for Arka Gdynia and played a part in the second goal.  His teammate took a free kick from the left and Ivanovski jumped high to win a header but his marker accidentally sent his header to the back of the net.  Initially, Ivanovski was credited with the goal but replays clearly showed that the visiting defender scored an own goal so the ruling was changed after the game.  Ivanovski also picked up a yellow card during the game.

Czech Republic, Gambrinus liga, Sparta Praha – Viktoria Žižkov 4:1
Ilija Nestorovski started for Viktoria Žižkov and played until the 83rd minute when he was replaced by Matej Sivrić.  Nestorovski attempted one shot in the 50th minute but it went wide of the goal as Ilija also received a yellow card in the 40th minute.

France, Ligue 2, Amiens – Lens 1:2
Vlade Lazarevski was not called up by Amiens.

Slovakia, Slovenský Pohár, Košice – Dolný Kubín 4:1
Darko Tofiloski played from the start for Košice and conceded one goal in the 62nd minute.  The only goal he conceded came from a penalty but his team still celebrated a comfortable victory to advance to the next round of the Slovak Cup.

Bulgaria, A PFG, CSKA Sofia – Lokomotiv Plovdiv 3:0
Dragi Kocev started on the bench for Lokomotiv Plovdiv before he entered the game in the 10th minute replacing the injured Basile de Carvalho.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Mjällby – AIK 0:2
Daniel Ivanovski was an unused substitute for Mjällby.

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