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Israel end on high in Malta

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 20.58CET
Malta 0-2 Israel
Goals from Lior Refaelov and Rami Gershon ensured Israel ended UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F in third place with 16 points.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Ta' Qali National Stadium
Israel end on high in Malta
Lior Refaelov (No9) takes the congratulations after his opener ©Domenic Aquilina

Match statistics

MaltaIsrael

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts17
 
36
Attempts on target2
 
4
Attempts off target8
 
8
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
1
Corners2
 
10
Offsides6
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
12

Standings

Group F

PPts
Greece Greece1024
Croatia Croatia1022
Israel Israel1016
Latvia Latvia1011
Georgia Georgia1010
Malta Malta101
Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 20.58CET

Israel end on high in Malta

Malta 0-2 Israel
Goals from Lior Refaelov and Rami Gershon ensured Israel ended UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F in third place with 16 points.

Israel ended their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F campaign on a high with a two-goal victory in Malta.

Having had their hopes ended last month with defeat in Croatia, Israel were playing for pride but goals from Lior Refaelov and Rami Gershon ensured they at least ended Group F in third place.

Refaelov struck on 11 minutes with a gem of a half-volley inside the Malta area after a superb pass by Taleb Twatha. Bebras Natcho was dominating the midfield for Israel with slick balls and Refaelov was a constant menace.

The home side, hoping to add to their one-point tally, improved in the second half and nearly grabbed a surprise equaliser when Gareth Sciberras saw his lovely headed effort bounce off the post. But Israel made sure of the three points late on with a well-worked goal from Gershon, whose header beat Malta goalkeeper Andrew Hogg all ends up from Nacho's neatly placed free-kick.

Last updated: 12/10/11 0.44CET

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