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Maccabi Haifa show no mercy to newcomers Borac

Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 21.15CET
Maccabi Haifa FC 5-1 FK Borac Banja Luka
Group stage participants two years ago, the Israeli champions fought back to take a significant step towards the third qualifying round.
by Mark Laingold
from Kiryat Eliazer
Maccabi Haifa show no mercy to newcomers Borac
Eyal Golasa completed the scoring for Maccabi Haifa ©Getty Images

Match statistics

M. HaifaBorac

Goals scored5
 
1
Attempts on target9
 
2
Attempts off target10
 
2
Corners12
 
1
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed9
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 21.15CET

Maccabi Haifa show no mercy to newcomers Borac

Maccabi Haifa FC 5-1 FK Borac Banja Luka
Group stage participants two years ago, the Israeli champions fought back to take a significant step towards the third qualifying round.

A burst of four goals in nine minutes helped Maccabi Haifa FC to a resounding victory against FK Borac Banja Luka in Israel.

The champions of Bosnia and Herzegovina may have been playing their first game at this level, but they would have gone in a goal up at the break had Weaam Amasha not cancelled out Boris Raspudić's opener in first-half added time. Amasha completed his hat-trick a minute either side of Bamidele Yampolsky's 72nd-minute goal, and Eyal Golasa rounded off the scoring with ten to play. The tie concludes in Banjaluka a week tonight.

Borac translates as 'fighter' and the visitors proved their intent by breaking the deadlock in the 24th minute, Raspudić capitalising on some confusion in the home defence by racing clear and slotting the ball beyond Nir Davidovitch.

A clever short corner involving Yaniv Katan and Talb Twatha created the opening from which Amasha equalised, much to the relief of coach Elisha Levi who had already made one change by bringing on Vladimir Dvalishvili. A second substitute, Yampolsky, crossed for Amasha to nod in his second, before the No26 scored a delightful goal of his own, outpacing three defenders in a run from midfield and finishing with aplomb.

Remarkably, Maccabi scored a third goal in as many minutes as Amasha converted Dvalishvili's pass. Four became five when Golasa took advantage of Borac's despondency, much to the delight of the home support.

Last updated: 15/07/11 13.30CET

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Lineups

m. haifa

M. Haifa

borac

Borac

1
DavidovitchNir Davidovitch (GK)
1
AvdukićAsmir Avdukić (GK)
3
BuljatJurica Buljat
Yellow Card58
5
MarkovićBojan Marković
Substitution69
6
YahayaSeidu Yahaya
Yellow Card63
6
StuparMilan Stupar
7
BoccoliGustavo Boccoli
Yellow Card23
Substitution39
7
KovačevićSaša Kovačević
11
VeredIdan Vered
Substitution65
11
GrahovacSrdjan Grahovac
Substitution64
13
TwathaTaleb Twatha
14
RaspudićBoris Raspudić
Goal24
14
AmashaWeaam Amasha
Goal45+1
Goal71
Goal73
20
MikićBorislav Mikić
15
GolasaEyal Golasa
Goal80
22
ŽarićDraško Žarić (C)
20
KatanYaniv Katan (C)
Substitution60
27
StajićDuško Stajić
Substitution79
24
PylyavskyiAndriy Pylyavskyi
29
StakićDragoslav Stakić
27
MeshumarEyal Meshumar
79
KrunićBranislav Krunić

Substitutes

22
ŠaranovBojan Šaranov (GK)
30
MarčetićSiniša Marčetić (GK)
2
FalachSari Falach
4
PetrićBojan Petrić
Substitution69
9
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili
Substitution39
13
Siniša DujakovićSiniša Dujaković
18
OsmanAli Osman
16
Stefan DujakovićStefan Dujaković
19
AzulayShlomi Azulay
Substitution65
17
VidakovićNemanja Vidaković
Substitution79
Yellow Card90+3
23
ZaguriIsrael Zaguri
18
SakanDuško Sakan
Substitution64
26
YampolskyDela Yampolsky
Substitution60
Goal72
19
DamjanovićNemanja Damjanović

Coach

Elisha Levi (ISR) Slobodan Starčević (BIH)

Referee

Paolo Valeri (ITA)

Assistant referees

Nicola Nicoletti (ITA), Giulio Dobosz (ITA)

Fourth official

Domenico Celi (ITA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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