Midweek internationals performances

Samir Fazli (R) in action; photo: sc-heerenveen.nlSamir Fazli scored two goals in two games for the Jong Heerenveen/Emmen team, while the clubs of both Goran Pandev and Ivan Trickovski advanced to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.

UEFA Champions League, Group A, Villarreal – Napoli 0:2
Goran Pandev started on the bench for Napoli before he entered the game in the 82nd minute replacing Edinson Cavani.  Napoli managed to finish in second place of Group A and thus advanced to the knockout stage of the competition.

UEFA Champions League, Group G, APOEL – Shakhtar Donetsk 0:2
Ivan Trickovski played the entire game for APOEL who closed group play with a loss against Shakhtar Donetsk.  Trickovski had a great chance in the 40th minute but his shot from close range was saved nicely by the Shakhtar keeper and it went for a corner.  Despite the loss, APOEL finished in first place of the group and advanced to the Champions League Round of 16.

Ukraine, Premyer-Liha, Dynamo Kyiv – Metalurh Donetsk 1:0
Goran Popov remains out with a knee injury for Dynamo Kyiv while Mario Gjurovski continues to be left out of the squad by Metalurh Donetsk.

Czech Republic, Gambrinus liga, Slovácko – Mladá Boleslav 1:0
Vladimir Dimitrovski was an unused substitute for Mladá Boleslav.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Dinamo Bucureşti – Steaua București 1:3
Kristijan Naumovski was an unused substitute for Dinamo Bucureşti as he was the #2 keeper behind Cristian Bălgrădean.  His club suffered a home loss against their rivals in the big Romanian derby.

Romania, Cupa României, Dinamo Bucureşti – Petrolul 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.

Netherlands, Eredivisie beloften, Jong Utrecht – Jong Heerenveen/Emmen 1:1
Samir Fazli played the entire game for Jong Heerenveen/Emmen and scored the lone goal for his team in the 64th minute after the home side took the initial lead in the 7th minute.

Netherlands, Eredivisie beloften, Jong AZ – Jong Heerenveen/Emmen 1:1
Samir Fazli played from the start for the Jong Heerenveen/Emmen team and scored another goal in the 90th minute to help the visiting side salvage a point.  This match was played on Thursday because the earlier matchup, scheduled for several weeks ago, was postponed due to heavy fog.

Netherlands, Eredivisie beloften, Jong Feyenoord/Excelsior – Jong De Graafschap 0:2
Dzelil Abdula started at LB for Jong De Grafschap and played the entire game as his club celebrated a road victory over Jong Feyenoord/Excelsior.

Albania, Kategoria Superiore, Skënderbeu – Bylis 3:2
Kire Ristevski played all 90 minutes for Bylis who suffered a narrow road loss against Skënderbeu.

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