Leeds United fans were thrilled on Thursday night as Gjanni Alioksi helped North Macedonia qualify for the first major tournament in its history.
A 1-0 win against Georgia was enough to clinch a place in the finals of the Euros next summer, with Alioski playing the full 90 minutes.
Alioski celebrated the historical win on Twitter saying, “Today we made history! Europe, here we come!”
— Ezgjan Alioski (@ezgjanalioski) November 12, 2020
It continues a fantastic season for Alioski, who made his Premier League debut with Leeds after promotion from the Championship.
Many Leeds fans lined up to congratulate Alioski and the rest of the North Macedonia team, but just as many think the Euros isn’t ready for the popular Leeds player. One fan summed this up by saying, “Alioski at the Euros – Jesus.”
He’s the Elland Road joker, the player who shakes away tunnels, and the finals will definitely be a brighter place for him being there.
Elsewhere, it was heartbreak for Stuart Dallas as Northern Ireland missed out on a place after losing to Slovakia in extra time.
Liam Cooper sat out the Scotland game but will also be going to the Euros after Scotland dispatched Serbia on penalties. That was even sweeter for Leeds fans after Aleksandar Mitrovic missed the final penalty.
But last night was really all about Alioski – here are the best reactions from delighted Leeds fans…
— Rick Hartley 🏃🚴⚽️ 💛💙 (@RickHartley64) November 12, 2020
ALIOSKI'S GOING TO THE EUROS 😍😍😂
— James (@JamesMelloy19) November 12, 2020
Look who's off to Euro's congratulations Ezgjan Alioski & North Macedonia 🇲🇰 MOT. pic.twitter.com/tvGjWb6y3I
— R.Cartwright 💙💛 (@rogercart57) November 12, 2020
mad that we'll see alioski at the euros
— not keith (@murderbalI) November 13, 2020
Buzzing for Scotland, Gutted for NI, buzzing for Alioski with Macedonia. But just realised, I don't even know what the England score was… what kind of Englishman am I? 😬
— Jamie Sparkes (@jamiesparkes) November 12, 2020
He is nuts our alioski . But omg love him to bits. Hope he never changes. Brings a smile on the darkest of days
— kathy lufc 🏆 champions💙💛 (@miffy0811_a) November 12, 2020
Congratulations, Deserved 🇲🇰💙💛YOUR GOING TO EUROS, you got both dreams
— Alioski Videos (@LeedsUtdfan1) November 12, 2020
Gjanni Alioski is going to Euro 2021 😂 #lufc
— Daryl ⚡ (@DarylRS29) November 12, 2020
Alioski at the Euros Jesus #lufc
— CM (@ChrisMoulds01) November 12, 2020
Congratulations Gjanni Legend , Making history again,2 dream completed, You deserve it, We Love You 🇲🇰🇲🇰🇲🇰🇲🇰🇲🇰🇲🇰🇲🇰🇲🇰🇲🇰🇲🇰🇲🇰🇲🇰💙💛💙💛 pic.twitter.com/2hYzhIbOeJ
— HP_Proud to be LEEDS UNITED💙💛🇲🇰 (@LUFCalwaysEA10) November 12, 2020
Congratulations to you and the boys. Remarkable achievement. MOT pic.twitter.com/TMXNeUalDH
— Kevin Lufc Blueman (@kevin_1966) November 12, 2020
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