Agim Ibraimi (L) in action for Maribor; photo:

Midweek internationals performances

Agim Ibraimi (L) in action for Maribor; photo: siol.netAgim Ibraimi scored another goal for Maribor, Stevica Ristic provided two assists for Suwon, Goran Pandev received a red card for Napoli which will result in a two match suspension, while Aleksandar Stankov reached the back of the net for the second consecutive game for Oss.

Italy, Serie A, Napoli – Atalanta 1:3
Goran Pandev started for Napoli and played until the 70th minute when he was shown a straight red card for committing a bad foul against Maxi Moralez.  Goran played a part in the lone goal for Napoli in the 13th minute when he found Ezequiel Lavezzi whose first shot was saved but he scored on the rebound.  A day after the game, it was announced that Pandev would be suspended two rounds for the red card in the Atalanta game.

Pandev plays part in Napoli goal (at 1:30), then later receives red card (at 2:13):


Germany, 1. Bundesliga, Mainz 05 – Köln 4:0
Nikolce Noveski played all 90 minutes for Mainz who cruised to a convincing victory over Köln.  On the first goal in the 19th minute, Noveski won a header following a free kick and he attempted to pass the ball to Ádám Szalai who was fouled inside the area for a penalty.  Mainz converted the spot kick and then added three more goals on their way to securing the three points.

Noveski wins header and attempts pass to Szalai who is brought down for a penalty (at 0:20):

Germany, 1. Bundesliga, Hannover 96 – Wolfsburg 2:0
Ferhan Hasani was not called up by Wolfsburg.

Ukraine, Kubok Ukraini, Arsenal Kyiv – Volyn 0:1
Vance Sikov played the entire game for Volyn and was part of a defense that kept a clean sheet while his teammate Dusan Savic also got the start and played until the 120th minute when he was replaced by Jan Maslo.  The game was tied at 0:0 after 90 minutes so it went into extra time where Brazilian striker Maicon scored the lone goal in the 104th minute to help Volyn reach the semifinals of the Ukrainian Cup.  The draw was held the next day and Volyn was drawn to face Shakhtar Donetsk.

Ukraine, Kubok Ukraini, Karpaty – Chornomorets 2:1
Martin Bogatinov played from the start for Karpaty and conceded one goal in the 83rd minute from a close range header by Elis Bakaj.  With the win, Karpaty advanced to the semifinals of the domestic cup where they were drawn against Metalurh Donetsk.

Belgium, Jupiler Pro League (Play-off II A), Lierse – Mechelen 2:1
Boban Grncarov played the entire game for Lierse and received a yellow card in the 21st minute.

Cyprus, Coca Cola Cup, Omonia – Ethnikos Achnas 3:0
Edin Nuredinoski played from the start for Ethnikos Achnas and conceded three goals while his teammate Stojan Ignjatov also got the start and played until the 80th minute when he was replaced by Edward Mashinya.  This was the first leg of the domestic cup semifinals but with this result, Ethnikos Achnas will have a tough time progressing to the final of the competition.

Switzerland, Axpo Super League, Servette – Thun 0:2
Muhamed Demiri played all 90 minutes for Thun in defense and contributed in his team collecting a clean sheet.  With the win, Thun is now all alone in fourth place on the table as these two teams had the same number of points prior to the start of the game.

Switzerland, Challenge League, Aarau – Bellinzona 2:3
Aco Stojkov started for Aarau and played until the 67th minute when he was replaced by Pascal Schürpf.  Aarau suffered a tough loss by conceding two late goals in the 86th and 88th minute.

Serbia, Lav Kup Srbije, Partizan – Crvena Zvezda 0:2
Aleksandar Lazevski was not included in the Partizan squad as his club was eliminated from the Serbian Cup by losing 4:0 on aggregate over the two games against in-city rival Crvena Zvezda.

Serbia, Lav Kup Srbije, Vojvodina – Borac Čačak 0:1
Daniel Mojsov did not play for Vojvodina as he served another game on his red card suspension while Stefan Spirovski was an unused substitute for Borac Čačak.  The visitors surprised Vojvodina and won 1:0 aggregate, thus reaching the domestic cup final where they will face Crvena Zvezda.

Slovenia, Hervis Pokal, Rudar Velenje – Maribor 2:4
Agim Ibraimi played all 90 minutes for Maribor and scored the fourth and final goal for his team in the 65th minute.  The goal came after Ibraimi controlled a pass near the edge of the area before firing a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Video of the goal by Agim Ibraimi (at 5:19):

Denmark, Superliga, Horsens – Lyngby 0:0
Bajram Fetai got the start for Lyngby and played the first 45 minutes before he was substituted at the start of the 2nd half by David Boysen.

Romania, Liga I Bergenbier, Brașov – Concordia 2:3
Baze Ilijoski played the entire game for Brașov and came close to scoring in the 30th minute but his free went just over the goal.  Ilijoski also received a yellow card in the 21st minute as Brașov sustained a narrow loss by conceding the game winner in the stoppage time of the 90th minute.

Romania, Cupa României, Gaz Metan Mediaș – Dinamo Bucureşti 2:1
Kristijan Naumovski was an unused substitute for Dinamo Bucureşti as he was the #2 keeper behind Cristian Bălgrădean.  It was 2:2 on aggregate but since Dinamo scored the all important away goal, the club advanced to the Romanian Cup final where they will face in-city rival Rapid.

South Korea, K-League, Suwon – Pohang 2:0
Stevica Ristic played all 90 minutes for Suwon and provided the assists on both goals in the 17th and 83rd minute.  Stevica first made a headed pass to his strike partner Dzenan Radoncic who then fired a shot past the Pohang keeper, while on the second assist later in the game, Ristic found Lee Yong-Rae who calmly slotted a shot to the back of the net.

The first (start of video) and second assist (at 1:08) by Ristic:

Poland, Remes Puchar Polski, Legia Warszawa – Arka Gdynia 2:1
Mirko Ivanovski was not called up by Arka Gdynia who was eliminated from the Polish Cup by losing 4:2 on aggregate over the two games against Legia Warszawa.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Örebro – Helsingborg 0:0
Armend Alimi got the start for Örebro and played until the 58th minute when he was substituted by striker Valdet Rama.

Sweden, Allsvenskan, Häcken – Mjällby 4:2
Daniel Ivanovski started at right-back for Mjällby and played all 90 minutes.  Mjällby kept a clean sheet in the first two games of the season but conceded four goals in the road encounter against Häcken.

Norway, Tippeligaen, Rosenborg – Sogndal 0:0
Jasmin Mecinovic was not included in the Sogndal squad due to an injury.

Netherlands, Eredivisie, De Graafschap – Utrecht 3:0
Dzelil Abdula was not called up by De Graafschap.

Netherlands, Eerste Divisie, Oss – Volendam 1:3
Both Antonio Stankov and Aleksandar Stankov played the entire game for Oss with the latter scoring a goal for the second consecutive game.  The goal came in the 90th minute when a shot by one of his teammates was saved by the Volendam keeper but Stankov scored an easy goal on the rebound.

Video of the goal by Aleksandar Stankov (at 1:33):

Bulgaria, Kupa na Bulgaria, Litex Lovech – Lokomotiv Plovdiv 0:1
Dragi Kocev was an unused substitute for Lokomotiv Plovdiv who advanced to the Bulgarian Cup final with the narrow road victory over Litex Lovech.

Greece, Superleague Greece, Levadiakos – Skoda Xanthi 2:0
Marjan Altiparmakovski was an unused substitute for Skoda Xanthi.

Lithuania, Lietuvos Taurė, REO Vilnius – Ekranas 0:2
Yani Urdinov played all 90 minutes for Ekranas at left-back and also received a yellow card in the 55th minute.  Urdinov had an effort from distance in the 35th minute but the opposing keeper saved the and it went for a corner.  Ekranas won the first leg of its semifinal matchup in the domestic cup.

Latvia, Latvijas Kauss, Gulbene – Skonto 0:1
Bojan Gjorgievski started for Skonto and played until the 54th minute when the manager decided to bring on a more attacking minded player in Valērijs Šabala.  Skonto scored the lone goal of the game in stoppage time of the 90th minute to advance to the Latvian Cup final.

Bosnia, Premijer Liga, Željezničar – Čelik 5:0
Perica Stanceski did not play for Željezničar.

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