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Pandev seals Macedonian success

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 23.41CET
F.Y.R. Macedonia 3-0 Andorra Goran Pandev was in inspired form as the home team assured themselves of finishing no lower than fifth in Group E.

Match statistics

FYROMAndorra

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
0
Attempts off target8
 
0
Corners12
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
15
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 17 October 2007, 23.41CET

Pandev seals Macedonian success

F.Y.R. Macedonia 3-0 Andorra Goran Pandev was in inspired form as the home team assured themselves of finishing no lower than fifth in Group E.

F.Y.R. Macedonia are assured of finishing no lower than fifth in Group E after cruising to an impressive 3-0 win against bottom side Andorra in Skopje.

Andorra struggle
First-half strikes from Ilco Naumoski and Goce Sedloski put the home team firmly in command and a repeat of the 3-0 scoreline they had suffered in the reverse fixture 12 months ago always appeared likely. Goran Pandev ensured just that before the hour mark and with Andorra unable to create significant openings at the other end, F.Y.R. Macedonia eased to victory.

Strong start
It was a result that seemed on the cards when Srečko Katanec's men started with great purpose. Pandev should have broken the deadlock on ten minutes but shot wide with only the goalkeeper to beat. This failed to dampen their enthusiasm, however, and they took a deserved lead on the half-hour when Naumoski latched on to Pandev's neat through ball, shrugged off the attentions of two Andorra defenders and rifled in.

Pandev impresses
The home side doubled their advantage a minute before half-time when defender Sedloski capitalised on hesitant Andorra defending, collecting a loose ball on the edge of the penalty area and volleying low into the bottom corner. The visitors had scored just twice in their previous nine UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers and a comeback was quite unlikely, but the influential Pandev nevertheless made the points safe in the 59th minute after good work from Naumoski. It left point-less Andorra rooted to the foot of the table, four points behind Estonia, while F.Y.R. Macedonia are on eleven.

Last updated: 18/10/07 1.29CET

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Lineups

FYROM

FYROM

Andorra

Andorra

1
PacovskiTome Pacovski (GK)
1
KoldoÁlvarez Koldo (GK)
Yellow Card56
14
LazarevskiVlade Lazarevski
4
SonejeeOscar Sonejee
Yellow Card77
2
NoveskiNikolce Noveski
5
FernándezJulià Fernández
4
SedloskiGoce Sedloski (C)
Goal44
6
Ildefons LimaIldefons Lima
Yellow Card26
5
MitreskiIgor Mitreski
2
AyalaJosep Ayala
3
PopovGoran Popov
3
EscuraJordi Escura
8
SumulikoskiVelice Sumulikoski
7
PujolMarc Pujol
10
TasevskiDarko Tasevski
Substitution84
11
GonzalezJusto Gonzalez (C)
Substitution63
9
MaznovGoran Maznov
Substitution62
10
JiménezManolo Jiménez
Substitution78
11
NaumoskiIlco Naumoski
Goal30
Substitution75
8
M. VieiraMarcio Vieira
19
PandevGoran Pandev
Goal59
9
Juan Carlos ToscanoJuan Carlos Toscano
Substitution82

Substitutes

12
GeorgievskiJordan Georgievski (GK)
13
GómesJosé Gómes (GK)
15
GrncarovBoban Grncarov
12
SomozaAlex Somoza
Substitution78
13
PolozaniArtim Polozani
Substitution75
15
GilXavier Gil
7
GrozdanoskiVlatko Grozdanoski
17
AndorráXavi Andorrá
Substitution63
17
TrajanovVanco Trajanov
Substitution84
14
RieraGabriel Riera
Substitution82
21
RisticStevica Ristic
Substitution62
18
RodríguezVictor Rodríguez
20
TričkovskiIvan Tričkovski
16
MorenoSergio Moreno

Coach

Srečko Katanec (SVN) David Rodrigo Lo (ESP)

Referee

Paulius Malžinskas (LTU)

Assistant referees

Arturas Pipiras (LTU), Saulius Dirda (LTU)

Fourth official

Audrius Žuta (LTU)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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