Sileks and Makedonija GjP reach Cup final (Video)

Sileks and Makedonija GjP will fight for this season’s Cup trophy after they managed to eliminate their opponents Pelister and Struga in the semifinal matches.

photo by FK Sileks Kratovo: the players & staff celebrated in the locker room

Sileks, who is Cup holder and this season play in the 2.MFL West, visited Pelister in Bitola. The hosts are stuck at the bottom of the top flight and already relegated, so for both teams this was a great chance through the Cup to book a spot in the Europa Conference League.

The Kratovo visitors managed to win thanks to a lone goal scored in the 36th minute. Kristijan Dodevski got ball on the left and did not hesitate to find Kalanoski in the box, who was left unmarked, and the later scored with a nice shot.

Pelister tried to find the equalizer, but did not manage to put the ball behind Daniel Bozhinovski.

Pod Tumbe Kafe stadium in Bitola
Pelister – Sileks 0:1 (0:1)
Goals: 37′ Antonio Kalanoski
Referee: Igor Stojchevski (Skopje)

The winner:

Struga hosted Makedonija GjP trying to reach their first Cup final. The 90 minutes ended goalless although both teams had some scoring opportunities. Since the rules do not say extra time, penalties took place right after the final whistle.

Visiting captain Adem opened with a goal and the hosts missed their first shot as Serbian international Bosancic hit the posts. The next three Lions scored, while after two converted penalties for Struga, in the 4th series visiting keeper Hristijan Stevkovski saved Gavelski’s shot and launched Makedonija GjP into the final.

Gradska Plazha stadium in Struga
Struga – Makedonija GjP 0:0; 2:4 p.s.o.
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)

The penalties:

Struga (2) (4) Makedonija GjP
Nemanaj Bosancic X O Ermedin Adem
Darko Ilieski O O David Atanaskoski
Bunjamin Shabani O O Kristijan Stojkoski
Ivan Galevski X O Jovan Popzlatanov

The penalties:

Silesk will play its 5th final where will be looking for their 4th title, second in a row. On the other hand, Makedonija GjP will play its 4th final and will strive for only its 2nd trophy.

The final will be played on Friday, 20th of May at the National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje with a kick-off shedulled for 20.00 CET.

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