Heavy loss at home for Macedonia by Georgia who in 45 minutes scored three goals to claim the points.
photo by FFM: Aleksandar Trajkovski during the match
Coach Milevski opted for exactly the same 11 from the opening match in Bulgaria: Dimitrievski; Alioski, Musliu, Velkovski, Ashkovski; Bardhi, Spirovski, Elmas, Trajkovski and Ristovski.
Macedonia was the better team in the opening half despite the half ended goalless.
The first chance was for Kvaratskhelia in the 11th minute when he stole the ball from Velkovski, but then made a weak shot.
Macedonian’s first chance came in the 17th minute. Trajkovski made a nice double passing with Alioski and later fired from the edge of the box from left, but the ball went inches wide from the right bar.
Davitashvili fired a great shot in the 31st minute from outside the box, but Dimitrievski punched the ball back into the field.
Eight minutes later Elmas combined with Ristovski and then shot from inside the box, only to hit the visiting keeper. In the 43rd minute Zivzivadze shot after a corner kick, but once again directly into the keeper.
Aftear the break there were two quick chances, one for each, before the visitors broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute. Tsitaishvili sprinted on a counter attack and beautifully served Zivzivadze who scored on a tap in.
Ten minutes later Kvaratskhelia doubled the lead after making himself a space out of the box, firing a shot and with the inside of the bar scoring for a 2:0 lead.
Macedonia never recovered and in the 84th minute the visitors scored a third goal making the win humiliating. Kvekveskiri took a far free kick and found Kiteishvili on the far post who put the ball behind Dimitrievski.
In the other match in our group that was played at the same time Gibraltar and Bulgaria played a 1:1 draw.
Facts about the match:
- 45th appearance for Visar Musliu
- 45th appearance for Boban Nikolov
- 15th appearance for Stefan Ashkovski
- 4th match between the two sides, 1st win for Georgia
- 2nd yellow card for David Babunski and automatic suspension for next match