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Macedonians strengthen case

Published: Wednesday 11 October 2006, 20.57CET
Andorra 0-3 F.Y.R. Macedonia Three first-half goals secured a happy ending to a successful week for Srečko Katanec's high-flying side.

Match statistics

AndorraFYROM

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target2
 
6
Attempts off target1
 
7
Corners0
4
Fouls committed11
 
7
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 11 October 2006, 20.57CET

Macedonians strengthen case

Andorra 0-3 F.Y.R. Macedonia Three first-half goals secured a happy ending to a successful week for Srečko Katanec's high-flying side.

F.Y.R. Macedonia followed up their impressive goalless draw in England on Saturday by defeating ten-man Andorra.

Strong position
First-half goals by Goran Pandev, Nikolce Noveski and Ilco Naumoski took the visitors to seven points from four UEFA EURO 2008™ Group E games and left them knowing that a home win against Russia on 15 November will put Srečko Katanec's side in a strong position going into 2007.

Pandev strikes
The away team made all the early running and after six minutes Pandev fired in a shot from just inside the penalty area which was well saved by Koldo Álvarez in the Andorra goal. Three minutes later the S.S. Lazio striker again forced the goalkeeper into action, this time his lobbed effort was easily caught. But in the 13th minute it was third time lucky, as a cross by Robert Petrov from the left found Pandev, who slotted home from close range.

Lead increases
Pandev was in the thick of the action three minutes later, this time turning provider as his centre from the right reached Noveski. The big defender made no mistake, powering a header into the right corner of the goal. The nearest Andorra came to responding was a long-distance effort on 23 minutes from defender José Manuel Ayala that failed to test Jane Nikolovski.

Ten men concede
Things got worse for the hosts two minutes later when Toni Sivera was shown a straight red card for a foul on Aleksander Mitreski. His dismissal was followed by a third goal for the visitors as Naumoski shot in from eleven metres. On the stroke of half-time, Justo Ruíz had a rare chance for Andorra but sent a long-range attempt well wide.

Points secure
The second half was an anti-climax, as both sides vied for midfield supremacy with neither goalkeeper being tested until a 78th-minute header by Goran Maznov was tipped round the post by the Andorra keeper. His team's quest for a first competition point continues with the visit of England on 28 March.

Last updated: 12/10/06 0.46CET

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Lineups

Andorra

Andorra

FYROM

FYROM

1
KoldoÁlvarez Koldo (GK)
1
NikoloskiJane Nikoloski (GK)
2
AyalaJosep Ayala
2
NoveskiNikolce Noveski
Goal16
3
RubioJordi Rubio
3
PetrovRobert Petrov
Substitution70
4
SonejeeOscar Sonejee (C)
4
SedloskiGoce Sedloski (C)
5
Txema GarciaTxema Garcia
Yellow Card18
5
MitreskiIgor Mitreski
6
VieiraMarcio Vieira
6
A. MitreskiAleksandar Mitreski
7
Genís GarcíaGenís García
8
SumulikoskiVelice Sumulikoski
8
SiveraToni Sivera
Red Card26
9
MaznovGoran Maznov
9
ToscanoJuan Carlos Toscano
Substitution34
11
NaumoskiIlco Naumoski
Yellow Card21
Goal30
Substitution32
10
PujolMarc Pujol
Yellow Card31
Substitution87
14
LazarevskiVlade Lazarevski
11
BernausMarc Bernaus
19
PandevGoran Pandev
Yellow Card10
Goal12
Substitution56

Substitutes

13
GómesJosé Gómes (GK)
12
PacovskiTome Pacovski (GK)
17
JiménezManolo Jiménez
Substitution87
10
SakiriArtim Sakiri
Substitution70
18
GonzalezJusto Gonzalez
Substitution34
18
TasevskiDarko Tasevski
Substitution56
12
EscuraJordi Escura
20
StojkovAco Stojkov
Substitution32
14
Juli SánchezJuli Sánchez
15
VasoskiAleksandar Vasoski
15
MorenoSergio Moreno
16
R. PopovRobert Popov
16
J. SánchezJavier Sánchez
17
JancevskiIgor Jancevski

Coach

David Rodrigo Lo (ESP) Srečko Katanec (SVN)

Referee

Lasha Silagava (GEO)

Assistant referees

Mamuka Elikashvili (GEO), Guram Chigogidze (GEO)

Fourth official

Levan Paniashvili (GEO)

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