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Israel indebted to Kayal against Latvia

Published: Saturday 26 March 2011, 22.28CET
Israel 2-1 Latvia
Beram Kayal headed a late winner for Luis Fernandez's hosts as they revived their flagging qualification campaign in Group F.
by Martin Laingold
from Bloomfield Stadium
Israel indebted to Kayal against Latvia
Beram Kayal enjoys his late winning goal for Israel ©Getty Images

Match statistics

IsraelLatvia

Goals scored2
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts18
 
9
Attempts on target7
 
3
Attempts off target11
 
6
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
3
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
11

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 26 March 2011, 22.28CET

Israel indebted to Kayal against Latvia

Israel 2-1 Latvia
Beram Kayal headed a late winner for Luis Fernandez's hosts as they revived their flagging qualification campaign in Group F.

Israel breathed new life into their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F campaign thanks to Beram Kayal's late winner at Bloomfield Stadium.

Without a victory in their last three qualifiers, Luis Fernandez's charges enjoyed the lion's share of the chances against Latvia but still needed Kayal's 81st-minute header to seal the points, after Kaspars Gorkšs had cancelled out Elyaniv Barda's early opener. The result leaves the hosts fourth, four points shy of section leaders Greece, who went top thanks to an added-time winner in Malta.

Bebras Natcho went close to putting Israel ahead in the ninth minute, when he collected the ball on the edge of the area and drove powerfully towards goal, only for Andris Vaņins to save with his fingertips. The home side did not have to wait long for a breakthrough, though, as Barda slid in after Vaņins was unable to hold an Omar Damari effort, Lior Refaelov having provided a fine pass in the build-up.

Latvia refused to give up hope and levelled shortly after the hour mark, with Gorkšs taking advantage of some lax defending from substitute Jurijs Žigajevs's free-kick. Aleksandrs Starkovs's men were nonetheless denied a point when Kayal nodded in a Maor Bar Buzaglo cross, raising Israel's confidence ahead of the visit of Georgia on Tuesday.

As for Latvia, fifth in the pool on four points, their next competitive outing will be a chance for revenge on home soil on 4 June.

Last updated: 27/03/11 18.36CET

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Lineups

Israel

Israel

Latvia

Latvia

1
AwatDudu Aouate (GK) (C)
12
VaņinsAndris Vaņins (GK)
3
Ben Haim ITal Ben Haim I
3
KačanovsDeniss Kačanovs
Yellow Card54
5
GershonRami Gershon
4
KrjauklisRitus Krjauklis
6
NatchoBebras Natcho
Yellow Card85
6
IvanovsDeniss Ivanovs
7
KayalBeram Kayal
Goal81
9
VerpakovskisMāris Verpakovskis
Substitution73
9
RefaelovLior Refaelov
Substitution84
10
RubinsAndrejs Rubins
Substitution57
10
BardaElyaniv Barda
Goal16
Substitution69
11
LukjanovsIvans Lukjanovs
13
TwathaTaleb Twatha
Yellow Card90
13
GorkšsKaspars Gorkšs (C)
Goal62
14
ZivYoav Ziv
Substitution66
15
RafaļskisMaksims Rafaļskis
Substitution58
21
I. CohenItzhak Cohen
16
LazdiņšArtis Lazdiņš
22
DamariOmer Damari
17
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs

Substitutes

18
HarushAriel Harush (GK)
1
KoļinkoAleksandrs Koļinko (GK)
8
A. CohenAlmog Cohen
2
TarasovsIgors Tarasovs
11
BuzagloMaor Buzaglo
Substitution69
5
SmirnovsVitālijs Smirnovs
15
BenayounYossi Benayoun
7
MihadjuksPāvels Mihadjuks
17
SaharBen Sahar
Substitution66
8
TurkovsDaniils Turkovs
Substitution73
19
VermouthGil Vermouth
Substitution84
14
PerepļotkinsAndrejs Perepļotkins
Substitution57
20
Ben Haim IITal Ben Haim II
18
ŽigajevsJurijs Žigajevs
Substitution58

Coach

Luis Fernandez (FRA) Aleksandrs Starkovs (LVA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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