North Macedonia, the 2022 World Cup play-off finalists, who traveled to the Huvepharma
Arena in Razgrad to face their host, Bulgaria.
The Nations League began its rights this Thursday, with the first four matches planned for 6
p.m. in leagues C and D, following Poland’s triumph at home against Wales.
Despodov also scored for the home team in the opening quarter of an hour, before being
joined by Ristovski on his way back from the locker room. In other third-tier fixtures, Willy
Sagnol’s Georgia cruised through Gibraltar, while Kosovo gained three points in Cypriot
territory thanks to its Ligue 1 players. Estonia defeated San Marino in league D with a
League C: Bulgaria 1-1 North Macedonia
- Bulgaria 1-1 North Macedonia: Despodov (13th) / Ristovski (50th)
- Cyprus 0-2 Kosovo : Berisha (65th), Zhegrova (78th)
- Georgia 4-0 Gibraltar: Kvaratskhelia (12th), Kashia (33rd), Mikautadze (87th), Vako (88th)
Estonia 2-0 San Marino: Kirss (24th), Tamm (32nd)
The result between Bulgaria and North Macedonia has changed again in the fifty-fifth minute, and is now 1 to 1. The Macedonians restarted the recovery in a big way in the first bars of the second half, starting with the introductions of Minchev for Iliev on one side and Miovski and Babunski for Trajkovski and Churlinov on the other. In the 50th minute, Ristovski, the protagonist of a winning shot from inside the area, equalized. (Alessandro Rinoldi’s update)
The teams of Bulgaria and North Macedonia recently returned to the locker room for the halftime break with a score of 1-0. 13 courtesy to a goal scored by Despodov on an assist from Nedelev. Until now, the referee, J. Pignard of France, had cautioned Milanov at 45 that he was “only among the Bulgarian players.” (Alessandro Rinoldi’s update)
The Macedonians came out strong in the second half, equalizing in the 50th minute due to Ristovski. In the last minutes of the game, the Giallorossi attempt to pass Spirovski in the 72nd minute, but the green-and-whites respond in the 90’+ 4′ with Minchev. With today’s point, both Bulgaria and North Macedonia have moved up to first place in Group 4 of League C. (Alessandro Rinoldi’s article)