Macedonia U19 suffered a heavy defeat against their counterparts from Turkey, losing 4:1 on the road.
New national team coach Goran Stanikj debuted with a loss, but the result wasn’t the main priority as the manager wanted to see the potential of his players. The young Turks got out to a 3:0 advantage after only 35 minutes of play. In the 37th minute, Macedonia had a penalty kick that was missed by Vlatko Stojanovski. A minute later, Emil Abaz did pull one back for Macedonia U19, but Turkey added another goal in the 2nd half to cruise to a 4:1 victory.
Alaettin Kurt stadium in Gebze
Turkey – Macedonia 4:1 (3:1)
Goals: 26′ Sabit Hakan Yılmaz, 29′ Cengiz Ünder, 35′ Alican Özfesli, 81′ Fatih Aktay – 38′ Emil Abaz
Turkey: Muhammed Şengezer; Savaş Polat (C), Ali Berkin Şenol, Alperen Babacan, Hasan Kuruçay, Emirhan Aydoğan, Cengiz Ünder, Alican Özfesli, Oğuzhan Palaz, Muhammed Samed Karakoç, Sabit Hakan Yılmaz.
Macedonia: Filip Ilikj; Slobodan Bocevski, Kristijan Karanfilovski (57′ Davor Zdravkovski), Sabahudin Alomerovikj (74′ Ivo Naumoski), Darko Digalovski, Stefan Jevtoski, Emil Abaz, Sashe Shoposki (46′ Igor Perchinkov), Petar Petkovski (C), Valentin Kochoski (Martin Mirchevski), Vlatko Stojanovski (46′ Filip Krstevski).
Referee: Ömer Tolga Güldibi (Turkey)