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Haifa hit Glentoran for six

Published: Wednesday 15 July 2009, 23.00CET
Maccabi Haifa FC 6-0 Glentoran FC
The hosts all but advanced to the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round after an emphatic victory in Israel.
by Ofer Ronen-Abels
Haifa hit Glentoran for six
Yaniv Katan registered Maccabi Haifa's second goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

M. HaifaGlentoran

Goals scored6
 
0
Attempts on target12
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
1
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed4
 
8
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 15 July 2009, 23.00CET

Haifa hit Glentoran for six

Maccabi Haifa FC 6-0 Glentoran FC
The hosts all but advanced to the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round after an emphatic victory in Israel.

Maccabi Haifa FC have all but advanced to the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round after compiling a 6-0 home victory over Northern Irish champions Glentoran FC.

Late flourish
The first Israeli side to reach the group stage in 2002/03, Haifa opened their account through Lior Rafaelov after 36 minutes, with Yaniv Katan doubling their advantage seven minutes after the break. Vladimer Dvalishvili then added a third quickly afterwards and spurred a late flourish with his second nine minutes from time as Shlomi Arbeitman and Mohamad Ghadir also struck in the closing stages.

Few fears
The visitors held out for over half an hour but their chances of progress in the competition took their first blow when Rafaelov exploited a defensive mix-up and slotted a low shot beyond goalkeeper Elliott Morris. Katan followed suit with an effort from the edge of the area that sailed into the top corner and new Georgian signing Dvalishvili celebrated his full debut by putting the game beyond Glentoran with a header on 57 minutes. He was not finished there either, and with Haifa taking their tally up to six goals before the final whistle, next Wednesday's return encounter in Belfast should hold few fears.

Last updated: 17/07/09 14.29CET

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Lineups

m. haifa

M. Haifa

glentoran

Glentoran

1
DavidovitchNir Davidovitch (GK)
1
MorrisElliott Morris (GK)
5
Jorge TeixeiraJorge Teixeira
2
NixonColin Nixon
8
CulmaJohn Culma
Substitution55
3
NeillKyle Neill
9
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili
Goal57
Goal81
4
R. ClarkeRichard Clarke
Yellow Card21
Substitution68
16
GhadirMohammad Ghadir
Goal89
5
LeemanPaul Leeman (C)
17
MasilelaTsepo Masilela
7
WardSean Ward
20
KatanYaniv Katan (C)
Goal53
Substitution72
8
FordyceDaryl Fordyce
Substitution79
21
KeinanDekel Keinan
10
HamiltonGary Hamilton
23
KayalBeram Kayal
11
WaterworthAndy Waterworth
Substitution68
26
RefaelovLior Refaelov
Goal37
Substitution61
15
TaylorJohnny Taylor
27
MeshumarEyal Meshumar
16
BlackJohnny Black
Yellow Card62

Substitutes

22
EdriAmir Edri (GK)
18
TaylorJames Taylor (GK)
3
HaraziAlon Harazi
9
HallidayMichael Halliday
Substitution68
4
MaymonShai Maymon
14
FitzgeraldDean Fitzgerald
Substitution68
7
BoccoliGustavo Boccoli
Substitution61
17
GardinerGrant Gardiner
11
BelloYero Bello
21
Hall Andrew Hall
Substitution79
15
GolasaEyal Golasa
Substitution55
22
CallacherJames Callacher
19
ArbeitmanShlomi Arbeitman
Substitution72
Goal83
23
HarrisCraig Harris

Coach

Elisha Levi (ISR) Alan Mcdonald (NIR)

Referee

Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Ilya Baryshnikov (RUS), Alexei Kharlamov (RUS)

Fourth official

Almir Kayumov (RUS)

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