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Ibraimi at the double as Maribor oust Maccabi

Published: Tuesday 5 August 2014, 22.30CET
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC 2-2 NK Maribor (agg: 2-3)
Agim Ibraimi scored in each half as the Slovenian champions secured a spot in the play-off round with a second-leg draw.
by John Leonidou
from Antonis Papadopoulos stadium
Ibraimi at the double as Maribor oust Maccabi
Agim Ibraimi scored twice to send Maribor into Friday's play-off draw ©Getty Images

Match statistics

M. Tel-AvivMaribor

Goals scored2
 
2
Total attempts18
 
12
on target6
 
8
off target8
 
4
blocked4
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
6
Offsides4
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
2
Fouls suffered2
 
8

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 5 August 2014, 22.30CET

Ibraimi at the double as Maribor oust Maccabi

Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC 2-2 NK Maribor (agg: 2-3)
Agim Ibraimi scored in each half as the Slovenian champions secured a spot in the play-off round with a second-leg draw.

Agim Ibraimi scored twice as NK Maribor secured a 2-2 draw against Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Larnaca to enter Friday's UEFA Champions League play-off draw.

The visitors doubled their aggregate lead when Ibraimi put them 1-0 up on the night on 36 minutes, but a resilient Maccabi turned the tables with goals either side of half-time from Tal Ben-Haim and Eden Ben Basat. Moments after Ben Basat's aggregate equaliser, though, Ibraimi pulled the rug from under Maccabi with the eventual winner – his second of the night.

The opening goal came as Damjan Bohar's low shot was parried by Juan Pablo, the Maccabi goalkeeper, into the path of Ibraimi. Maccabi equalised six minutes later when Ben Haim converted after the Maribor defence failed to clear Dor Mikha's pass.

Nine minutes after half-time the Israeli champions took the lead when Mikha's cross allowed Ben Basat to convert from close range but Macabbi's advantage lasted just a minute as Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia striker Ibraimi pounced to score from Dare Vršič's pass.

Maccabi refused to give in, and Jasmin Handanovič impressively denied both Maharan Radi and Basat from close range before Bohar passed up a golden opportunity in the final minute, firing over with the goal at his mercy.

Last updated: 31/05/15 1.58CET

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Lineups

m. tel-aviv

M. Tel-Aviv

maribor

Maribor

25
Juan PabloJuan Pablo (GK)
33
HandanovićJasmin Handanović (GK)
3
ShpunginYuval Shpungin
4
ŠulerMarko Šuler
5
Ben BasatEden Ben Basat
Goal54
5
FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
7
ZahaviEran Zahavi
9
TavaresTavares (C)
Substitution67
9
RadiMaharan Radi
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Goal36
Goal55
11
Ben Haim IITal Ben Haim II
Goal42
Substitution71
21
DerviševićAmir Dervišević
Substitution73
15
MikhaDor Mikha
22
VršičDare Vršič
Substitution85
18
TibiEytan Tibi
26
RajčevićAleksander Rajčević
20
Ben HarushOmri Ben Harush
Substitution63
28
VilerMitja Viler
21
YeiniSheran Yeini (C)
Yellow Card45
30
StojanovičPetar Stojanovič
31
Carlos GarcíaCarlos García
Substitution46
39
BoharDamjan Bohar

Substitutes

1
LeviBarak Levi (GK)
1
CotmanAljaž Cotman (GK)
14
ZivYoav Ziv
8
SallalichSintayehu Sallalich
Substitution85
17
EinbinderDaniel Einbinder
Substitution71
11
ZahovičLuka Zahovič
22
PricaRade Prica
Substitution46
14
MendyJean-Philippe Mendy
Substitution67
30
MargolisGael Margolis
17
FajićNusmir Fajić
40
IgieborNosa Igiebor
Substitution63
44
ArghusArghus
91
LugassiMoshe Lugassi
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj
Substitution73

Coach

Óscar Garcia (ESP) Ante Šimundža (SVN)

Referee

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Daniel Gustavsson (SWE), Peter Magnusson (SWE)

Fourth official

Johan Hamlin (SWE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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