Macedonian Cup trophy

Rabotnichki – Renova to meet in the cup final

Macedonian Cup trophyRabotnichki will square off against Renova in the Macedonian Cup Final for the 2011/12 season after the two clubs eliminated Horizont Turnovo and Vardar, respectively.

Renova shattered Vardar’s dreams for the double crown this season after they held them to a scoreless draw in Tetovo.  The first leg ended 1:1 in Skopje so Renova clinched a place in the domestic cup final due to the away goals rule.  This will be Renova’s first final in club history.

Meanwhile, Rabotnichki still has a chance to qualify for the UEFA Europa League after winning comfortably against Horizont Turnovo.  The final score in Turnovo was 1:3 in favor of the visitors.  Krste Velkoski opened the scoring in the 9th minute, Blagoja Todorovski doubled the lead in the 27th minute, before Turnovo’s Dragan Gjorgiev reduced the deficit to make it 2:1 at halftime.  Youngster Darko Velkovski finished off Horizont Turnovo in the 83rd minute when he made it 1:3 to cement Rabotnicki’s place in the final.  This will be Rabotnichki’s fourth cup final in the past 5 seasons, while Horizont Turnovo will now turn its attention in the battle to avoid relegation in league play.

The domestic cup final between Rabotnichki and Renova will be played on the 2nd of May in Shtip.  The winner will have an opportunity to partake in the the Europa League qualifications for next season.

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