U19: Czech Republic – Macedonia 3:1

The Macedonian U19 national team suffered another defeat in the second friendly against their Czech counterparts.

Macedonia opened the match on a positive note with an opening goal after just 20 seconds by Isnik Alimi after an assist from Besar Karimani.  However, the hosts soon equalized through Verner to make it 1:1.  Darko Velkovski had a chance to give Macedonia U19 the lead once again but failed to do so, while Ševčík converted on the other end to give the home side a 2:1 lead.

Ševčík nearly added his second goal of the game in the 39th minute but his free-kick barely missed the target.  Just before halftime, Rabotnicki teammates Velkovski and Viktor Angelov played a nice one-two which resulted in a shot by the latter which was saved by the Czech keeper.

At the start of the second half, Angelov had another solid chance but once again failed to reach the back of the net.  A dubious penalty was then given to the Czech Republic when the referee pointed to the spot after ruling that Pelister’s Burhan Mustafov had committed a foul inside the area.  Trávnik converted the penalty and completed the final score of 3:1.  Three minutes after that goal, Alimi was sent off after being shown his second yellow card of the game.

Macedonia played with the following line-up: Shishkovski, Abdulai, Trajkovski, Acheski, Zajkov, Nikolov, D. Velkovski, H. Velkovski, Angelov, Alimi, Karimani.

Also played: Iliev, Ramadanoski, Denkovski, Mustafov, Musliu, Osmani, Ameti.

The first friendly between these two teams, played two days ago, ended 1:0 in favor of the Czech Republic.  

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