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Itzhaki inspires Israeli success

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2004, 19.35CET
Israel 1-0 Cyprus Barak Itzhaki's first-half strike is enough to earn the home side their first points.
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2004, 19.35CET

Itzhaki inspires Israeli success

Israel 1-0 Cyprus Barak Itzhaki's first-half strike is enough to earn the home side their first points.

Barak Itzhaki's first-half strike proved enough for Israel to record their first points of the 2004/06 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign.

Deflected winner
Having been edged out 1-0 by France in Paris on Friday, Guy Levy's side were keen to bounce back in Tel-Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem FC's Itzhaki scored what proved to be the only goal of the night in the 32nd minute, collecting Gal Alberman's pass and seeing his ensuing shot deflected off Charlambous Charlambous past goalkeeper Demetris Stylianou.

Home tests
Israel are also at home in their next match, against Group 4 leaders Switzerland on 8 October, while Cyprus face a home game against France four days later.

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