Qualifying round (Group C) - 09/10/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time) - Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski - Skopje
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FYR Macedonia strike late to beat Luxembourg

Published: Thursday 9 October 2014, 22.49CET
FYR Macedonia 3-2 Luxembourg
Besart Abdurahimi produced a finish worthy of winning any game as Bosko Gjurovski's men earned three Group C points at the death.

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Match statistics

FYR MacedoniaLuxembourg

Goals scored3
 
2
Possession (%)54
 
46
Total attempts17
 
13
on target4
 
5
off target10
 
5
blocked3
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
5
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
18
Fouls suffered17
 
15

Standings

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Published: Thursday 9 October 2014, 22.49CET

FYR Macedonia strike late to beat Luxembourg

FYR Macedonia 3-2 Luxembourg
Besart Abdurahimi produced a finish worthy of winning any game as Bosko Gjurovski's men earned three Group C points at the death.

Great Besart Abdurahimi goal wins it for FYR Macedonia
Aleksandar Trajkovski gives home side 20th-minute lead
Stefano Bensi free-kick and David Turpel strike turn tables
Adis Jahović penalty restores parity on 66 minutes
Ukraine v FYR Macedonia, Luxembourg v Spain (12 October)

Besart Abdurahimi pulled out all the stops with a splendid finish deep into added time as FYR Macedonia came back from 2-1 down to beat Luxembourg in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group C.

The KSC Lokeren OV winger steadied himself out on the left before looping a powerful drive over Jonathan Joubert, giving Luc Holtz's side no time to respond. It was a cruel finish for Luxembourg, who had responded positively to going behind in the first half, and continued to threaten even after Adis Jahović's 66th-minute penalty cancelled out their half-time lead.

Aleksandar Trajkovski had gone close before sweeping FYR Macedonia in front on 20 minutes, gathering Joubert's punt upfield and weaving through the Luxembourg defence to finish in some style. However, Stefano Bensi replied by bending a free-kick inside Tome Pacovski's left-hand post on 39 minutes and then nodded the ball on for David Turpel to peel off to the right and send an angled shot through the exposed goalkeeper's legs before the interval.

Bosko Gjurovski's men rallied, Daniel Mojsov, Abdurahimi and Stefan Ristovski all missing the target from decent positions before Chris Philipps's foul on Abdurahimi invited Jahović to send Joubert the wrong way from the penalty spot. It was anyone's game thereafter, Jahović and Luxembourg's Maurice Deville both missing presentable chances before Abdurahimi provided the grandstand finish.

Last updated: 03/06/15 3.28CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013841/postmatch/report/index.html#abdurahimi+strikes+late

Lineups

FYR Macedonia

FYR Macedonia

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1
PacovskiTome Pacovski (GK) (C)
1
JoubertJonathan Joubert (GK)
4
CuculiArdian Cuculi
Substitution46
2
ChanotMaxime Chanot
5
MojsovDaniel Mojsov
Yellow Card22
3
JänischMathias Jänisch
Yellow Card70
6
SikovVance Sikov
Yellow Card75
6
PhilippsChris Philipps
Yellow Card90+1
7
TrajkovskiAleksandar Trajkovski
Goal20
7
GersonLars Gerson
8
DemiriMuhamed Demiri
8
C. MartinsChristopher Martins
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Substitution46
9
Da MotaDaniel Da Mota
Substitution63
13
RistovskiStefan Ristovski
Yellow Card26
11
BensiStefano Bensi
Goal39
Substitution75
14
MuaremMuarem Muarem
Substitution60
17
MutschMario Mutsch (C)
Yellow Card62
15
AdemiArijan Ademi
18
JansLaurent Jans
23
KostovskiJovan Kostovski
20
TurpelDavid Turpel
Goal44
Yellow Card51
Substitution70

Substitutes

22
EfremovAndreja Efremov (GK)
12
MorisAnthony Moris (GK)
12
TofiloskiDarko Tofiloski (GK)
4
HoffmannEric Hoffmann
2
AlioskiEgzijan Alioski
Substitution46
5
SchnellTom Schnell
3
DamchevskiAleksandar Damchevski
10
PayalBen Payal
9
JahovićAdis Jahović
Substitution60
Goal66
13
JoachimAurélien Joachim
11
VelkoskiKrste Velkoski
14
LaterzaTom Laterza
Substitution75
Yellow Card90
16
GligorovNikola Gligorov
16
MartinsMarvin Martins
17
RadeskiMarjan Radeski
19
HolterDwayn Holter
Substitution63
18
VelkoskiDarko Velkoski
21
DevilleMaurice Deville
Substitution70
19
AbdurahimiBesart Abdurahimi
Substitution46
Goal90+2
22
LuisiAntonio Luisi
20
SpirovskiStefan Spirovski
21
IvanovskiMirko Ivanovski

Coach

Boshko Djurovski (MKD) Luc Holtz (LUX)

Referee

Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)

Assistant referees

Alessandro Costanzo (ITA), Matteo Passeri (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea Marzaloni (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Davide Massa (ITA), Piero Giacomelli (ITA)

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