FC Shkupi – FC Vardar – The derby of Skopje (03.04.2016)
Game: FC Vardar – FC Shkupi 0-1 (0-0) – Goalscorer: Juan Felipe, 70′
Competition: First Macedonian League
Stadium: “Chair” – Skopje
Ticket Price: 1,5 euros
Programme (+ price): No programme
A really crazy derby match in a tense atmosphere – Vardar, the pride of Macedonia, and FC Shkupi, a club which is supported from the Albanians that live in Chair muniplicity in Skopje. Away fans are not allowed to visit the stadium because of the huge rivality and the fact that there is only one stand, so there will be incidents. Home crowd was excellent, until they started to throw objects on the field.
Goran Popov, the defender of Vardar was hit with a Coca-cola glass bottle in his back, and after, when the match was over a few members of Vardar, including three players who were part of the match were attacked by home crowd when they celebrated the win on the field. Some fans jumped over the fence, and worst injury got the defender Damir Kojashevich, who got hit by knuckle in his face. Police intervented, but it was too late.
Vardar is a leader, and Shkupi are on 4th place on the table in the First league, but they will be not allowed to play Europe, since they changed their name a few times in the last five years.