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FYROM clinch first win against Azerbaijan

Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 19.45CET
FYROM 1-0 Azerbaijan
Darko Velkoski's goal was enough to secure the hosts their first Group 8 win and lift them off the bottom of the section.
by Emil Gasevski
from National Arena Filip II Macedonian
FYROM clinch first win against Azerbaijan
Dorian Babunski in action during FYROM's first Group 8 win ©ekipa.mk

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Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 19.45CET

FYROM clinch first win against Azerbaijan

FYROM 1-0 Azerbaijan
Darko Velkoski's goal was enough to secure the hosts their first Group 8 win and lift them off the bottom of the section.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia secured their first UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 victory against Azerbaijan.

Without a win in their opening two fixtures, FYROM sealed maximum points in their first official match in seven years at the National Arena Filip II Macedonian thanks to substitute Darko Velkoski's 69th-minute strike. The result puts Boban Babunski's charges level with Azerbaijan on four points.

The hosts began with great intensity and Aleksandar Trajkovski's header almost gave them an eighth-minute lead. David Babunski then tried his luck only to fire wide on two occasions before his brother Dorian spurned a glorious chance from close range in the 20th minute. FYROM continued to assert themselves and would have had a half-time advantage had Egzijan Alilovski converted his one-on-one opportunity.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first until the deadlock was finally broken by a superb Velkoski drive. The FK Rabotnicki forward picked the ball up 25 metres from goal and unleashed an unstoppable effort which flew into the top right-hand corner. For all their dominance, FYROM were almost denied a win in added time but goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski saved from Agabala Ramazanov.

Last updated: 05/06/15 6.18CET

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Lineups

FYR Macedonia

FYR Macedonia

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

12
DimitrievskiStole Dimitrievski (GK)
22
SadigliOrkhan Sadigli (GK)
2
RistovskiStefan Ristovski (C)
2
GarayevGara Garayev
Substitution79
3
AlilovskiEgzijan Alilovski
3
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
4
BlaževskiMartin Blaževski
Yellow Card60
Substitution62
4
AlkhasovSlavik Alkhasov
Substitution84
5
DragarskiHristijan Dragarski
5
YunuszadäElvin Yunuszadä
7
NikolovBoban Nikolov
Substitution80
6
AhmadovHaji Ahmadov
8
MicevskiDarko Micevski
7
А. AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
Yellow Card80
9
BabunskiDorian Babunski
Yellow Card21
Substitution61
8
S. AliyevShahriyar Aliyev
Yellow Card90+4
10
David BabunskiDavid Babunski
9
RamazanovAgabala Ramazanov
11
TrajkovskiAleksandar Trajkovski
11
EratTugrul Erat
13
NajdoskiDino Najdoski
19
SeyidovMirhüseyin Seyidov (C)
Yellow Card32

Substitutes

1
IlievDeyan Iliev (GK)
12
BalayevEmil Balayev (GK)
6
ZajkovGjoko Zajkov
13
E. AbdullayevElshan Abdullayev
Substitution79
14
VelkoskiDarko Velkoski
Substitution62
Goal69
14
AlakbarovIlqar Alakbarov
15
AskovskiStefan Askovski
Substitution80
15
EyubovRashad Eyubov
Substitution84
16
L. ZhutaLeonard Zhuta
16
V. AbdullayevVadim Abdullayev
18
NaumchevskiFilip Naumchevski
Substitution61
17
Novruzov Nurlan Novruzov
21
MarkoskiKire Markoski
20
Huseynov Kamil Huseynov

Coach

Boban Babunski (MKD) Bernhard Lippert (GER)

Referee

Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)

Assistant referees

Patrik Filipek (CZE), Petr Blažej (CZE)

Fourth official

Zbynek Proske (CZE)

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