First League - Round 22

Preview: Macedonian First League – Round 22

First League - Round 22After the conclusion of Round 22, two thirds of this season will be completed in the First League.  Metalurg hosting Shkendija is the highest profile game of the round.

Second placed Metalurg against third placed Shkendija highlights the round.  After Vardar defeated both teams in the last two rounds, Metalurg and Shkendija will play one another this round and this match could play a factor in determining which team will finish in second place since Vardar has built a double digit lead at the top of the table.

Teteks, for the second game in a row, will play against a club that shares the same stadium.  Teteks will now face Renova, a club that is not considered as fierce a rival as Shkendija.

Vardar is traveling away in Turnovo where they will square off against second from bottom Horizont Turnovo.  The host team has already lost five times at home this season, and will be without attacker Dragan Gjorgiev who received a red card in the previous game.

The other three games of the round feature teams with similar quality.  Napredok is hosting Ohrid in a game where the home fans will be expecting the first three points after the winter break, Bregalnica Shtip visits struggling side 11 Oktomvri in Prilep, while Rabotnichki faces Sileks.

All games will be played on Wednesday at 15.00 CET:

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Teteks v Renova
Referee: Dimitar Mechkarovski (Skopje)

Gradski stadium in Kichevo
Napredok v Ohrid
Referee: Zoran Temelkov (Kavadarci)

Boris Trajkovski stadium in Skopje
Rabotnichki v Sileks
Referee: Zoran Boshkov (Negotino)

Goce Delchev stadium in Prilep
11 Oktomvri v Bregalnica Shtip
Referee: Stevche Shuleski (Ohrid)

Kukush stadium in Turnovo
Horizont Turnovo v Vardar
Referee: Dalibor Gjorgjeski (Kumanovo)

Zhelezarnica stadium in Skopje
Metalurg v Shkendija
Referee: Zoran Petkovski (Veles)

Round 22: Complete fixtures and standings

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