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Maccabi continue Israeli run

Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 20.00CET
FC Levadia Tallinn 0-2 Maccabi Tel-Aviv Maccabi extend a fruitful run by Israeli clubs.

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Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 20.00CET

Maccabi continue Israeli run

FC Levadia Tallinn 0-2 Maccabi Tel-Aviv Maccabi extend a fruitful run by Israeli clubs.

FC Levadia Tallinn 0-2 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Maccabi Tel-Aviv continued the rich vein of form enjoyed by Israeli clubs in Europe this season when they earned a 2-0 away victory over FC Levadia Tallinn in their UEFA Cup qualifying round first-leg encounter.

Fight hard
Levadia, who are currently flirting with relegation in the Estonian Meistriliiga, were no match for the Israeli Cup winners, though they made Maccabi fight hard for the win. Having watched fellow countrymen Maccabi Haifa beat Grazer AK in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League last night, the capital club edged a step nearer to the first round with a consummate performance at the Kadriorg stadium.

Ideal start
Maccabi's first attack of the match, on four minutes, brought the opening goal, as Andrejs Prohorenkovs finished off a flowing move. Maccabi captain Tal Banin initiated the goal with a deft pass to the right flank, where Eli Biton flicked the ball into the danger area and Prohorenkovs turned the ball past a helpless Janno Hermanson.

Strool adds a second
The visitors added a second midway through the first half, when Avi Strool got the final touch following some neat approach play involving Biton and Reuven Oved.

Levadia chances
Levadia had two chances before the break, but Maccabi goalkeeper Liran Strauber saved well from Ruslan Jagudin in the 28th minute, before Pavel Apalinski fired his left-footed free-kick narrowly over the crossbar.

Banin injured
Maccabi's victory was tainted shortly before the interval when the injured Banin was carried off on a stretcher. Neither side created a clear-cut chance in a low-key second period, despite Levadia's best efforts, and it is Israeli side who find themselves firmly in the driving seat ahead of the return leg in two weeks' time.

Last updated: 15/08/02 21.25CET

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Lineups

levadia

Levadia

m. tel-aviv

M. Tel-Aviv

16
HermansonJanno Hermanson
1
StrauberLiran Strauber
2
PasinsAleksejs Pasins
2
StroolAvi Strool
Goal22
6
TimofejevAndrei Timofejev
Substitution79
3
Abo SiamSalem Abo Siam
22
LeitanJuri Leitan (C)
5
Gadi BrumerGadi Brumer
24
ŠišovTihhon Šišov
7
BaninTal Banin (C)
Substitution55
20
ValuiskiVitali Valuiski
9
DegoBaruch Dego
9
JagudinRuslan Jagudin
Substitution61
16
FilyanGal Filyan
11
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
21
OvedReuven Oved
Substitution89
15
KirilovDmitri Kirilov
23
ProhorenkovsAndrejs Prohorenkovs
Goal4
Yellow Card27
Substitution66
10
ApalinskiPavel Apalinski
24
Eli BitonEli Biton
8
FeninYuriy Fenin
Substitution86
26
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim

Substitutes

1
LukkMarkus Lukk
22
RosenbergAmi Rosenberg
4
VoskoboinikovVladimir Voskoboinikov
Substitution86
4
MoosaKoby Moosa
3
MaksimovOleg Maksimov
18
GoldbergRodrigo Goldberg
Substitution66
7
NoolGert Nool
Substitution79
10
TorjmanAmir Torjman
27
DömovSergei Dömov
Substitution61
13
AvdievYacov Avdiev
Substitution89
14
KuslapAleksandr Kuslap
17
ShenEyal Shen
19
SukovRoman Sukov
20
AvrahamDudu Avraham
Substitution55

Coach

Valeri Bondarenko (BLR) Nir Klinger (ISR)

Referee

Wolfgang Sowa (AUT)

Assistant referees

Andreas Fellinger (AUT), Bernhard Zauner (AUT)

Fourth official

Thomas Steiner (AUT)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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