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- Euro Cup 2020 : Austria Beat North Macedonia 3 1 | Goran Pandev Becomes Second Oldest Euro Cup Goal Scorer
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North Macedonian captain Goran Pandav created history for his team by scoring a goal in the first match of the Euro Cup. He became the second oldest player to score in the tournament.
In a Group-C match on Sunday in the Euro Cup, Austria defeated tournament debutant North Macedonian team 3-1. Stefan Lenner, Michael Gregorich and Marko Arnotovich scored for Austria. At the same time, captain Goran Pandav scored for Macedonia. Goran has become the second oldest goal scorer in tournament history.
Goran, who plays for the Genoa club, scored at the age of 37 years 321 days. In this case, Austria’s Ivisa Vastich is at the top. He scored on a penalty stroke at the age of 38 years 257 days against Poland in the 2008 Euro Cup. Goran also became the first player to score for Macedonia in the Euro Cup.
Goran scored a goal like this.
Goran has also played in Pandav for Italy’s top club Inter Milan. He also won the Champions League in 2010 with Milan. He is also the leading goal scorer of his national team. Goran made his Macedonian debut in June 2001. He has 38 goals to his name. The second-highest goalscorer for Macedonia is Alexander Trzakowski. He has 18 goals to his name.
The scores of both the teams were tied at 1-1 till half time. For Austria, Lenner scored in the 18th minute on a brilliant cross from Marcel Sabitzer. Goran then leveled the goal in the 28th minute. In the first 30 minutes of the second half, North Macedonia did not give Austria any chance.
Austrian captain David Alaba was adjudged Star of the Match.
After this, in the 78th minute, Gregoric scored a brilliant goal on Austria captain David Alaba’s cross. Gregorich’s goal was the 700th goal in Euro Cup tournament history. At the same time, in the 89th minute, Arnotovich dashed Macedonian’s hopes of scoring a goal.
Lenner scored in the first half for Austria after 39 years in a major tournament. Earlier in the 1982 World Cup, Walter Schachner had scored in the first half against Chile. North Macedonia’s team has lost only 3 matches out of its last 15 international matches. The team has won 8 matches and 4 matches were drawn.
After winning the match, the Austrian team celebrated as follows.
The Austrian team will now take on the Netherlands on 18 June and Ukraine on 21 June. At the same time, the team of North Macedonia will face Ukraine on June 17 and the Netherlands on June 21.