Goran Pandev scores his second goal of the game; photo: wn.com

Midweek internationals performances

Goran Pandev scores his second goal of the game; photo: wn.comGoran Pandev scored his first two league goals for Napoli, while Agim Ibraimi and Maribor suffered a huge collapse by losing 4:3 against Club Brugge in the Europa League after leading 3:0 by the 73rd minute.

Italy, Serie A, Napoli – Juventus 3:3
Goran Pandev started for Napoli and played until the 71st minute when he was replaced by Mario Santana.  Pandev had his best game in a Napoli uniform with two goals.  Pandev scored his first league goal for Napoli in the 40th minute with a right footed shot past Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon.  In the 68th minute, Pandev made it 3:1 for Napoli with a very good goal after he controlled a cross from teammate Christian Maggio before turning and firing a left footed shot past Buffon.  Pandev had an earlier chance in the 26th minute but his effort from a good position was saved by Buffon as Goran also received a yellow card in the 17th minute for diving.

UEFA Europa League, Group E, Stoke City – Dynamo Kyiv 1:1
Goran Popov remains out with a knee injury for Dynamo Kyiv who settled for a draw in the road game against Stoke City.  Dynamo Kyiv stayed in third place of Group E and faces a daunting challenge to advance in the competition.  In the sixth and final matchday scheduled for mid December, Dynamo Kyiv must collect a heavy home victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv and also have second placed Beşiktaş lose to Stoke City in order to have a chance of finishing in the top two of the group.

UEFA Europa League, Group H, Maribor – Club Brugge 3:4
Agim Ibraimi got the start for Maribor and played until the 75th minute when he was replaced by Zoran Lesjak.  Ibraimi played a part in the second goal for Maribor in the 50th minute when he found Dejan Trajkovski whose cross from the left led to an own goal for Club Brugge.  Maribor suffered a huge collapse by conceding four goals in the final 16 minutes after having a 3:0 lead earlier in the game.

Cyprus, Coca Cola Cup, AE Paphos – Enosis 3:3  (AE Paphos advanced 5:4 on penalties)
Bojan Markoski played all 90 minutes for Enosis while his teammate Petar Milosevski was an unused substitute as he was the #2 keeper behind Georgi Petkov.  It was 1:1 after 90 minutes, then 3:3 after 120 minutes, but Paphos prevailed 5:4 on penalties to eliminate Enosis from the Cypriot Cup.

Cyprus, Coca Cola Cup, Alki – Onisilos 4:1
Nikola Gligorov started for Alki and played the first 45 minutes before he was substituted at the start of the 2nd half by Carlos Ohene.  Alki cruised to a comfortable victory to advance to the next round of the domestic cup.

Azerbaijan, Azərbaycan Kuboku, Simurq – Neftçi 0:1
Both Igor Mitreski and Slavco Georgievski played the entire game for Neftçi who recorded a narrow victory over Simurq to advance to the next round of the Azerbaijani Cup.  Mitreski received a yellow card in the 89th minute while Georgievski was shown a yellow card in the 41st minute as this match featured a total of nine yellow cards and two red cards between the two teams.

Azerbaijan, Azərbaycan Kuboku, AZAL – Şahdağ 2:0
Robert Petrov played all 90 minutes for AZAL who advanced to the next round of the domestic cup.

Azerbaijan, Azərbaycan Kuboku, Qarabağ – Sumqayıt 3:0
Nderim Nedzipi started on the bench for Qarabağ before he entered the game in the 70th minute replacing captain Rashad Sadigov.  Qarabağ scored all three goals by the 40th minute to easily advance to the next round of the competition.

Moldova, Divizia Naţională, Dacia – Iskra-Stal 1:2
Goran Dimovski played all 90 minutes for Dacia while his teammate Kemal Alomerović began the game on the bench before he came on in the 60th minute replacing Dumitru Popovici.  This loss snapped Dacia’s eight game winning streak in league play as this was their final game before the long winter break gets underway in Moldova.

Moldova, Divizia Naţională, Nistru – Tiraspol 1:1
Jasmin Mecinović did not play for Tiraspol because of an injury.

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