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Abuksis gains slender advantage

Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 19.35CET
Hapoel Tel-Aviv 1-0 KS Partizani Spectacular Yossi Abuksis sees Hapoel edge out win.

Match statistics

H. Tel-AvivPartizani

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 19.35CET

Abuksis gains slender advantage

Hapoel Tel-Aviv 1-0 KS Partizani Spectacular Yossi Abuksis sees Hapoel edge out win.

Hapoel Tel-Aviv 1-0 KS Partizani
A spectacular goal from Yossi Abuksis saw Hapoel Tel-Aviv secure a narrow 1-0 victory over Albanian side KS Partizani in the first-leg of their UEFA Cup qualifier tonight.

No home advantage
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict forced the match to be re-located to PFC Levski Sofia's stadium in Bulgaria and Hapoel were disappointed not to have scored more ahead of the second-leg in Tirana in two weeks' time. Dror Kashtan's men were fortunate to win as the Albanians, who fielded four Brazilians, missed a penalty in the closing stages.

Decisive goal
Abuksis had scored the decisive goal immediately after the interval when he latched onto a poor clearance from a Partizani defender and unleashed an unstoppable right foot drive into the top corner.

Israelis threaten
The Israeli side had threatened to score at the beginning and end of the first half. A powerful header flew wide on seven minutes, and Omri Afek’s cross caused panic in the Albanian defence minutes before the break.

Pale reflection
But Hapoel barely resembled the side that beat Chelsea FC, FC Lokomotiv Moscow, Parma AC and Milan AC last season and looked set for a draw when one of their Brazilians was hauled down in the box. Abilio wasted what would have been a precious away goal when he blasted over. Hapoel coach Kashtan admitted that his side were a long way from their best. "Sometimes luck is worth a lot in football," he said. "But we managed to squeeze a narrow victory."

Last updated: 16/08/02

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Lineups

h. tel-aviv

H. Tel-Aviv

partizan

Partizan

22
RahaminNir Rahamin
Yellow Card82
1
NallbaniBlendi Nallbani
21
HalisRahamim Halis
2
BehariArdian Behari
5
GershonShimon Gershon
Substitution70
4
Ardit BeqiriArdit Beqiri
Yellow Card85
4
HalfonAlon Halfon
5
BrachiniMarcelo Brachini
Substitution90
20
AntebiYgal Antebi
6
DaiuPerparim Daiu
8
AbukasisJosef Abukasis
Goal49
8
DhëmbiPaulin Dhëmbi
Yellow Card50
6
HalmaiGábor Halmai
9
Neves Dos ReisAbilio Neves Dos Reis
18
AfekOmri Afek
10
Do Karmo JuniorGeraldo Do Karmo Junior
10
ToamaSalim Toama
Substitution46
11
Viana AntonioAlexander Viana Antonio
Substitution85
11
KnafoAlbert Knafo
Substitution75
21
Ijiebor AtiviePrince Guy Ijiebor Ativie
Substitution51
15
CleşcencoSerghei Cleşcenco
22
DelainSasa Delain

Substitutes

1
ElimelechShavit Elimelech
12
AgolliErvis Agolli
28
UdiKfir Udi
13
KapajMarin Glen Kapaj
Substitution51
7
BaliliPini Balili
Substitution75
7
KapllaniEdmond Kapllani
3
HillelYakov Hillel
Substitution70
16
Junior TawataMarcelo Junior Tawata
9
LuzBenzion Luz
Substitution46
Yellow Card90+2
19
NdrekaHenry Ndreka
19
SabanKlemi Saban
23
MuzakaGjergj Muzaka
Substitution85
27
KotlerZvi Kotler
29
XhumbaAltin Xhumba
Substitution90

Coach

Dror Kashtan (ISR) Neptun Bajko (ALB)

Referee

Viorel Anghelinei (ROU)

Assistant referees

Dan Robert Lazarescu (ROU), Tudor Constantinescu (ROU)

Fourth official

Gheorghe Moise (ROU)

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