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Rabotnicki dealt injury blows at CB

Rabotnicki logoRabotnicki is facing serious defensive problems after their top 3 CB’s have all been ruled out for the first leg against Lazio.

Pance Kumbev, Igor Stojanov, and Goran Bogdanović will all miss the first leg against Lazio during the play-off round of the Europa League qualifications.  Kumbev will serve a yellow cards suspension while Stojanov and Bogdanović are out with an injury.  That means little used Dino Najdoski and Dimitrija Lazarevski will be the CB pair for the first leg away in Italy.  Keep in mind that Lazarevski is the starting LB for Rabotnicki but he will shift inside to CB due to the injuries and suspensions at that position.  Najdoski joined Rabotnicki earlier this summer and just made his debut during the 3:1 league win over the defending champions Shkendija.

Lazio was already a huge favorite going into the match but things will get even tougher for Rabotnicki, especially without their top 3 CB’s.  Both Kumbev and Stojanov are vital since both guys provide some experience to a very young Rabotnicki squad while Bogdanović is just 21 years old but he is actually the captain of the Macedonian U21 national team.

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