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Kiryat Shmona through after draw with Neftçi

Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 21.27CET
Neftçi PFK 2-2 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (agg: 2-6)
László Lencse came off the bench to earn a late draw for Landu Gil's side, who nevertheless confirmed their play-off place in comfortable fashion.
by Abbas Zahidi
from Dalga Stadium
Kiryat Shmona through after draw with Neftçi
Neftçi will now compete in the UEFA Europa League ©Viktoriya Melnik

Match statistics

NeftçiH. Kiryat Shmona

Goals scored2
 
2
on target7
 
6
off target16
 
1
Corners6
 
5
Offsides4
 
3
Fouls committed11
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 21.27CET

Kiryat Shmona through after draw with Neftçi

Neftçi PFK 2-2 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (agg: 2-6)
László Lencse came off the bench to earn a late draw for Landu Gil's side, who nevertheless confirmed their play-off place in comfortable fashion.

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC rubber-stamped their place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs after László Lencse emerged from the bench to snatch a last-gasp draw against Azerbaijani title holders Neftçi PFK.

Trailing 4-0 from the first leg, Neftçi showed enviable spirit and were good value for a draw. Julius Wobay and Cavid Imamverdiyev scored either side of Barak Badash's smart equaliser, before Lencse's added-time sucker punch denied the home side victory.

Neftçi made their intentions clear in the opening exchanges with a high-tempo approach. Forward Emin Mehdiyev was the catalyst, ghosting his way through Kiryat Shmona's massed ranks, before drilling a shot narrowly wide. Wobay came to the fore on 28 minutes, pick-pocketing Daniel Amos but failing to beat the sprawling goalkeeper. Not to be denied, Wobay found the net with a curling free-kick three minutes later.

The hosts refused to relent and were almost rewarded when Flavinho latched on to Mirhüseyin Seyidov's incisive pass but failed to beat Amos. The Brazilian was made to rue his profligacy when the competition debutants levelled five minutes after the restart. Adrian Rochet was the creator and Badash the grateful recipient, making no mistake from close range.

Tarlan Ahmadov's team responded with adventure as the cultured Flavihno forced Amos to make another commanding save, before turning provider for Nicolás Canales, who narrowly bypassed an inviting cross. Neftçi were ruthlessly efficient moments later, Imamverdiyev making no mistake with a powerful header, following Wobay's centre.

Heading for a morale-boosting victory, the home side became architects of their own downfall. A moment of hesitation from Saša Yunisoğlu gave Lencse a free run on goal and he found the net with aplomb. Neftçi will now compete in the UEFA Europa League play-offs.

Last updated: 09/08/12 0.45CET

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Lineups

neftçi

Neftçi

h. kiryat shmona

H. Kiryat Shmona

30
StamenkovićSaša Stamenković (GK)
13
AmosDaniel Amos (GK)
3
YunisoğluSaša Yunisoğlu
5
Tzedek                        Shir Tzedek
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov (C)
6
GazalRavid Gazal
9
FlavinhoFlavinho
10
BadashBarak Badash
Goal50
Substitution65
10
WobayJulius Wobay
Goal31
15
Gabai                         El'ad Gabai
11
CanalesNicolás Canales
17
HasarmaSalah Hasarma
Yellow Card32
15
RamosEric Ramos
Yellow Card45+2
18
GerzicichBryan Gerzicich
Substitution57
16
Bruno BertucciBruno Bertucci
Yellow Card82
19
AbuhaziraShimon Abuhazira
19
SeyidovMirhüseyin Seyidov
Substitution63
22
TasevskiDarko Tasevski
Substitution79
28
MehdiyevEmin Mehdiyev
Substitution79
23
RochetAdrian Rochet (C)
32
YunuszadeElvin Yunuszade
81
MatovićDušan Matović

Substitutes

12
BalayevEmil Balayev (GK)
45
NitzanItamar Nitzan (GK)
4
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
4
VahabaBen Vahaba
7
RodriguinhoRodriguinho
7
AbedAhmed Abed
Substitution57
8
E. AbdullayevElshan Abdullayev
12
Ben ZakenBeni Ben Zaken
17
А. AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
Substitution79
16
ElishaAdi Elisha
Substitution79
25
ImamverdiyevCavid Imamverdiyev
Substitution63
Goal76
20
LeviLior Levi
26
DaniyevKarim Daniyev
29
LencseLászló Lencse
Substitution65
Goal90+1

Coach

Tarlan Ahmadov (AZE) Gili Landau (ISR)

Referee

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Henrik Andren (SWE), Joakim Flink (SWE)

Fourth official

Bojan Pandžić (SWE)

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