National Arena Filip II Macedonian - Skopje 06/09/2013 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

FYROM - Wales
2-1
 

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Trajkovski ensures FYROM overtake Wales

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 20.59CET
FYROM 2-1 Wales
Substitute Aleksandar Trajkovski scored with ten minutes left to move FYROM a point above Wales in Group A.
Trajkovski ensures FYROM overtake Wales
Macedonia celebrate the winner in Skopje ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

FYROM
Wales

2

Goals scored

1

9

Total attempts

9

4

Attempts on target

1

3

off target

6

2

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

2

Corners

5

1

Offsides

0

4

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

10

9

Fouls suffered

14

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:08 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 20.59CET

Trajkovski ensures FYROM overtake Wales

FYROM 2-1 Wales
Substitute Aleksandar Trajkovski scored with ten minutes left to move FYROM a point above Wales in Group A.

Substitute Aleksandar Trajkovski become the hero of Skopje as his 80th-minute strike earned the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia only their second victory in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group A, moving them above opponents Wales in the process.

Ivan Tričkovski gave the home side the lead on 21 minutes but Aaron Ramsey levelled before the break from the penalty spot. However, Trajkovski was introduced just past the hour and was to settle the game.

The opener came when Tričkovski found himself with enough room inside a crowded Welsh penalty area to slot the ball past goalkeeper Boaz Myhill after David Vaughan had conceded a free-kick. Wales quickly settled back into the match and Craig Bellamy and Jonathan Williams created a string of half-chances between them from the left.

Bellamy's free-kick rebounded off the upright but on 39 minutes, Aaron Ramsey weaved his way into the FYROM penalty area from the right before being brought down. Ramsey dusted himself down to convert from the spot and level the score.

Both sides eyed victory as the second half become increasingly open, but the warning signs for Wales appeared on 71 minutes when Tričkovski was denied a second goal by a fine save from Myhill from close range. However, the goalkeeper was beaten for the second time as substitute Trajkovski found himself in space on the edge of the area to move FYROM off the bottom.

Last updated: 08/05/14 4.38CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/worldcup/season=2014/matches/round=2000294/match=2008525/postmatch/report/index.html#fyrom+overtake+wales

Lineups

FYROM

FYROM

Wales

Wales

1Tome Pacovski (GK)1Boaz Myhill (GK)
2Daniel Georgievski
77
2Chris Gunter
4Nikolce Noveski3Ben Davies
6Vance Sikov4Joe Ledley
7Ivan Tričkovski
21
5Sam Ricketts
10Goran Pandev (C)
45+2
6Ashley Williams (C)
45+2
13Stefan Ristovski7David Vaughan
19
85
16Nikola Gligorov
39
8Craig Bellamy
21
17Jovan Kostovski
49
86
9Jack Collison
79
19Agim Ibraimi
58
61
10Aaron Ramsey
39
22Darko Tasevski11Jonathan Williams
62

Substitutes

23Darko Tofiloski (GK)12Wayne Hennessey (GK)
3Daniel Ivanovski21Owain Williams (GK)
5Boban Grncarov13Declan John
8David Babunski14Danny Gabbidon
9Adis Jahović15Adam Matthews
79
11Aleksandar Trajkovski
61
80
16Andrew Crofts
62
78
12Kristijan Naumovski (GK)17Gareth Bale
14Predrag Randjelović18Andy King
15Daniel Mojsov
86
19Sam Vokes
85
18Aleksandar Lazevski
77
20Simon Church
20Ostoja Stjepanovic22Paul Dummett
21Mirko Ivanovski

Coach

Cedomir Janevski (MKD) Chris Coleman (WAL)

Referee

Sascha Kever (SUI)

Assistant referees

Charles Helbling (SUI), Devis Dettamanti (SUI)

Fourth official

Alain Bieri (SUI)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • FYROM

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Scotland, 10 September 2013, 1-2
  • Wales

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Serbia, 10 September 2013, 0-3
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