1.MFL overview of Round 20 (Video)

Leaders Vardar managed to celebrate in Veles at the lone unconquered stadium this season and escape on +10 as Shkendija got held in Kratovo. Makedonija GjP defeated Akademija Pandev with a stoppage time penalty goal, new win for Rabotnichki, Renova celebrated as well.

photo by FK Vardar Skopje: celebration of the winner

Round 20 in the Macedonian top flight was opened today with the lone clash between Borec and Vardar. The visitors, who are topping the table, managed to win ending the undefeated home run of Borec who until today was the only side not losing a match at home.

The game winning goal came in the 33rd minute when leading goalscorer Avramovski scored his 10 seasonal goal. It came after Ali Adem beautifully served Matej Cvetanoski who’s shot was blocked and Avramovski scoring on the rebound.

Zoran Paunov stadium in Veles
Borec – Vardar 0:1 (0:1)
Goals: 33′ Daniel Avramovski
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (Skopje)

The last Cup finalists faced each other in Skopje. In the 66th minute visiting defender Kostov got a direct red card after stopping a home attack with a second ball. The Lions even with a player advantages failed to score, instead it was the 10 men visiting side who missed few occasions including a crossbar five minutes from time.

The hilarious red card incident:

Eventually their luck changed deep into the stoppage time that was given as the main referee got injured in the 58th minute and was substituted with the fourth official. Newly introduced Bojan Najdenov played with hand in the box for a home penalty kick. Blazhevski seized the occasion to bring 3 points for the hosts. The visiting players and staff were furious with the penalty decision, they were wrong as it was clear penalty. Exactly the same thing happened at the Rabotnichki – Shkupi match, same situation, penalty for Shkupi.

Gjorche Petrov stadium in Skopje
Makedonija GjP – Akademija Pandev 1:0 (0:0)
Goals: 90’+10 (pen) Dejan Blazhevski
Red cards: 66′ Stefan Kostov (AP)
Referee: Marjan Markoski (Ohrid)

Six minutes before the break the visitors were awarded a penalty kick after a home player played with hand in the box. Keeper Shishkovski did guess the right side, but Iseni’s shot was too strong and ended in the net.

In the second half Rabotnichki pushed harder which resulted into turnaround. Attacker Toshevski scored a brace to bring enormous new three points in the relegation battle. Now Rabotnichki left the bottom.

National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje
Rabotnichki – Shkupi 2:1 (0:1)
Goals: 59′, 77′ David Toshevski – 39′ (pen) Besar Iseni
Red cards: 87′ Milosh Tosheski (R), 87′ Muharem Suhejlj (Sh)
Referee: Konstantin Vlaho (Skopje)

Renova also celebrated important win over direct relegation rivals Struga. With one goal in each half, the visitors were forced to head home defeated.

Gradski stadium in Tetovo
Renova – Struga 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 26′ Bojan Miovski, 57′ Florijan Kadriu
Referee: Aleksandar Grujoski (Kichevo)

Sileks managed to held holders Shkendija to a goalless draw allowing leaders Vardar to went on +10 at the top. Near the end Sileks was denied a clear penalty after Kristijan Kostovski was brought down by Ján Krivák.

Sileks stadium in Kratovo
Sileks – Shkendija 0:0
Referee: Jovan Kachevski (Struga)

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