Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski - Skopje 16/10/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

FYR Macedonia - Serbia
1-0
 

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Nerveless Ibraimi helps FYROM beat Serbia

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 23.45CET
FYROM 1-0 Serbia
Agim Ibraimi's second-half penalty earned a first victory for coach Cedomir Janevski as the hosts earned the three points in Skopje.
by Emil Gasevski
Nerveless Ibraimi helps FYROM beat Serbia
Agim Ibraimi rejoices after his goal ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

FYR Macedonia
Serbia

1

Goals scored

0

7

Total attempts

13

2

Attempts on target

3

4

off target

8

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

7

2

Offsides

0

4

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

1

15

Fouls committed

14

11

Fouls suffered

12

Lineups

FYR Macedonia

FYR Macedonia

Serbia

Serbia

12Pacovski (GK)23Brkić (GK)
2Georgievski
44
2Tomović
59
4Noveski (C)
29
3Kolarov (C)
5Grncarov
70
4Biševac
26
11Hasani5Nastasić
14Demiri
86
7Z. Tošić
16Gligorov
20
10Tadić
68
17Tasevski
73
15Fejsa
18Lazevski17Ignjovski
19Ibraimi
59
19Djuričić
61
21Ivanovski
90+1
21L. Marković
43
74

Substitutes

1Bogatinov (GK)1Jorgačević (GK)
22Naumovski (GK)12Kahriman (GK)
6Sikov6Ivanović
68
7Tričkovski
73
8Petrović
8Sumulikoski
86
9Sulejmani
74
13Markoski11Lekić
61
15Ristovski
90+1
13Maksimović
20Stjepanovic14Matić
23Georgiev16Mijailović
18Šćepović
20Subotić
22Krstičić

Coaches

Cedomir Janevski (MKD) Siniša Mihajlović (SRB)

Referee

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 10:34 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 23.45CET

Nerveless Ibraimi helps FYROM beat Serbia

FYROM 1-0 Serbia
Agim Ibraimi's second-half penalty earned a first victory for coach Cedomir Janevski as the hosts earned the three points in Skopje.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia picked up the first win of their qualifying Group A campaign as Agim Ibraimi's second-half penalty sunk ten-man Serbia in Skopje.

The victory was a first for coach Cedomir Janevski, but also signalled a second straight loss for Serbia who fall further behind the front two of Belgium and Croatia after both recorded wins. Following a home defeat by Croatia on Friday, Janevski made seven changes to his lineup, and Ibraimi's strike on 59 minutes ensured the risk paid off.

After a slow start, it was the visitors who bared their teeth first. On 19 minutes, Dušan Tadić and Zoran Tošić exchanged passes before the former rattled a shot just wide from the edge of the area. Captain Aleksandar Kolarov then threatened the home goal with a trademark free-kick that looped a fraction off target. However, it was the hosts who spurned the clearest opening of the half, as two minutes before the interval Mirko Ivanovski collected Boban Grncarov's lofted ball expertly, before shooting wide with only Željko Brkić to beat.

The game hinged on the penalty incident 14 minutes into the second half. Ibraimi sent Feran Hasani into the box, and the winger was felled by Nenad Tomović who was shown a red card. Ibraimi kept his cool from the spot and add to his goal against Croatia.

Serbia coach Siniša Mihajlović threw on forwards Miralem Sulejmani and Dejan Lekić as he went hunting for an equaliser, which almost came through Tadić's powerful shot, but Tome Pacovski resisted in the home goal. Serbia will hope to get back on track when they travel to Croatia on 22 March, the same day FYROM host Belgium.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.06CET

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