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Yempolsky gives Maccabi narrow lead

Published: Wednesday 27 July 2011, 22.50CET
Maccabi Haifa FC 2-1 NK Maribor
Bamidele Yampolsky came off the bench to give the Israeli champions a slender lead to take into next week's second leg in Slovenia.
Yempolsky gives Maccabi narrow lead
Vladimir Dvalishvili gave Maccabi the lead from the penalty spot ©Badri Ketiladze

Match statistics

M. HaifaMaribor

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target5
 
7
Corners1
 
3
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed21
 
11
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 27 July 2011, 22.50CET

Yempolsky gives Maccabi narrow lead

Maccabi Haifa FC 2-1 NK Maribor
Bamidele Yampolsky came off the bench to give the Israeli champions a slender lead to take into next week's second leg in Slovenia.

Maccabi Haifa FC will take a narrow lead into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie thanks to a 2-1 home victory against NK Maribor.

The hosts got off to the perfect start when Vladimir Dvalishvili scored from the penalty spot after being brought down by Arghus on eight minutes. Maribor responded through Marcos shortly before the half-hour but Elisha Levi's side were not to be denied, Bamidele Yampolsky coming off the bench to score the winner for the Israeli champions.

The game sprung to life when Dvalishvili gave the hosts the lead from the spot. Despite the setback, Maribor responded well. Agim Ibraimi went close with a free-kick before their captain, Marcos, levelled after 27 minutes with a low strike into the bottom right-hand corner which gave gaolkeeper Bojan Shranov no chance.

Levi brought on Yampolsky for Mohammad Ghadir at the break in a bid to stir his side but it was the visitors who started the second half on the front foot, Goran Cvijanovič testing Shranov's reflexes to the full. However, it will be the Israeli side who go into next week's return in Slovenia with the advantage after Dvalishvili's incisive through ball found Yampolsky, who finished neatly with 20 minutes left.

Last updated: 06/12/12 9.35CET

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Lineups

m. haifa

M. Haifa

maribor

Maribor

22
ŠaranovBojan Šaranov (GK)
Substitution46
33
J. HandanovičJasmin Handanovič (GK)
3
BuljatJurica Buljat
6
MilecMartin Milec
9
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili
Goal8
7
MejačAleš Mejač
11
VeredIdan Vered
Yellow Card81
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
Substitution89
13
TwathaTaleb Twatha
9
TavaresTavares (C)
Goal27
Substitution75
14
AmashaWeaam Amasha
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
15
GolasaEyal Golasa
Yellow Card52
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
Yellow Card87
16
GhadirMohammad Ghadir
Substitution46
26
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
18
OsmanAli Osman
32
BeričRobert Berič
24
PylyavskyiAndriy Pylyavskyi
Substitution82
44
ArghusArghus
Yellow Card7
27
MeshumarEyal Meshumar (C)
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj

Substitutes

1
DavidovitchNir Davidovitch (GK)
Substitution46
Yellow Card84
12
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK)
2
FalachSari Falach
Substitution82
4
VidovičJovan Vidovič
8
MagralashviliHaim Magralashvili
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
Substitution89
12
ShabanShadi Shaban
11
VelikonjaEtien Velikonja
19
AzulayShlomi Azulay
17
VolašDalibor Volaš
Substitution75
26
YampolskyDela Yampolsky
Substitution46
Goal70
24
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
29
T. DodlekTimotej Dodlek

Coach

Elisha Levi (ISR) Darko Milanič (SVN)

Referee

Artur Dias (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), João Silva (POR)

Fourth official

Vasco Santos (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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