UEFA.com works better on other browsers
As of 25 January, UEFA.com will no longer support Internet Explorer.
For the best possible experience, we recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

No goals between Azerbaijan and FYROM

Azerbaijan 0-0 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Down to ten men for the last 25 minutes, the visitors left Baku with a point from their qualifying Group 8 opener.

Azerbaijan's Fatih Sanli strides towards the FYROM goal
Azerbaijan's Fatih Sanli strides towards the FYROM goal ©UEFA.com

Azerbaijan and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia began their 2013/15 UEFA European Under-21 Championship campaigns with a goalless draw in Baku.

It took until the 32nd minute of the Group 8 encounter for the first effort to materialise, Aleksandar Trajkovski shooting wide from Filip Timov's cross. With half-time approaching, Azerbaijan goalkeeper Andriy Popovich kept his team on level terms with a double save from Trajkovski and, then, Stefan Askovski. At the other end, Timur Temeltas found Fatih Sanli but the No11, delaying, had his shot deflected for a corner.

FYROM were reduced to ten men after 65 minutes when Stojan Stojcevski was shown a second yellow card. Thereafter they were indebted to Stole Dimitrievski, who made three saves, the last a brilliant stop to deny Temeltas four minutes from time.