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Nestorovski denies Faroe Islands first group win

Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 22.50CET
Faroe Islands 1-1 FYROM
Ilija Nestorovski prevented the Faroe Islands from recording their maiden victory in Group 4 as Boban Babunski's team kept their play-off hopes intact.
by Milan Cimburovic
Nestorovski denies Faroe Islands first group win
Samir Fazli helped FYROM gain a point in the Faroe Islands ©PETR Stojanovski
Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 22.50CET

Nestorovski denies Faroe Islands first group win

Faroe Islands 1-1 FYROM
Ilija Nestorovski prevented the Faroe Islands from recording their maiden victory in Group 4 as Boban Babunski's team kept their play-off hopes intact.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were thankful to Ilija Nestorovski in Torshavn as the second-half substitute scored four minutes after entering the fray to earn a draw against the Faroe Islands.

It was cruel on the hosts, who seemed to heading for a first win in the group, but the point means FYROM's fate still lies in their own hands. If they win their final three games – all away from home, against Denmark, Northern Ireland and Serbia – they will top UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4.

It seemed like that chance had been blown when Kirce Ristevski turned past Filip Gacevski and into his own goal with 54 minutes on the clock. Boban Babunski's men responded, and with the introduction of Nestrovski the tide turned. With 13 minutes to play the forward, who replaced Flamur Tairi, showed his talent, firing a first-time effort into the far corner from the left side of the box.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.11CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

FYROM

FYROM

1
K. JoensenKristian Joensen (GK)
1
GacevskiFilip Gacevski (GK)
2
V. DavidsenViljormur Davidsen (C)
3
RistevskiKirce Ristevski
Goal54
3
E. JacobsenErling Jacobsen
4
SiljanovskiGoran Siljanovski
4
HolmRógvi Holm
5
BogdanoviсGoran Bogdanoviс (C)
Yellow Card89
5
René JoensenRené Joensen
Yellow Card50
7
TrajkovskiAleksandar Trajkovski
Substitution61
6
R. JacobsenRóaldur Jacobsen
Substitution73
8
TairiFlamur Tairi
Substitution73
7
K. LøkinKarl Løkin
Yellow Card90+1
9
FazliSamir Fazli
8
HanssonHallur Hansson
Yellow Card90+3
13
HusmaniZeni Husmani
9
G. SørensenGilli Sørensen
Substitution83
15
AskovskiStefan Askovski
Substitution46
10
EdmundssonJóan Edmundsson
Yellow Card29
16
BabunskiDavid Babunski
11
K. OlsenKlæmint Olsen
Yellow Card32
Substitution58
19
Antonio StankovAntonio Stankov

Substitutes

16
JørgensenHans Jørgensen (GK)
12
DimitrievskiStole Dimitrievski (GK)
12
KlettskardPáll Klettskard
Substitution83
6
MicinoviсJasmin Micinoviс
13
VatnsdalHeini Vatnsdal
Substitution73
10
NestorovskiIlija Nestorovski
Substitution73
Goal77
14
J. EllingsgaardJan Ellingsgaard
11
HasaniFeran Hasani
Substitution46
15
A. OlsenAndré Olsen
17
AltiparmakovskiMarjan Altiparmakovski
17
EysturoyHøgni Eysturoy
Substitution58
18
MicevskiDarko Micevski
18
BartalstovuKaj Bartalstovu
20
Aleksandar StankovAleksandar Stankov
Substitution61

Coach

Bill Jacobsen (FRO) Boban Babunski (MKD)

Referee

Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)

Assistant referees

Arturas Pipiras (LTU), Dovydas Sužiedėlis (LTU)

Fourth official

Jurij Paškovskij (LTU)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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