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Herea heads Rapid to Hapoel victory

Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 20.53CET
Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC 0-1 FC Rapid Bucureşti
Ovidiu Herea's header earned victory for the Romanian visitors, with Hapoel left to rue missed chances in a game both sides ended with ten men.
Herea heads Rapid to Hapoel victory
Hapoel right-back Omri Kende vies with Rapid's Ciprian Deac ©Getty Images

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H. Tel-AvivRapid Bucureşti

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target2
 
4
Attempts off target4
 
4
Corners9
 
6
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed20
 
17
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards1
 
1

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Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 20.53CET

Herea heads Rapid to Hapoel victory

Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC 0-1 FC Rapid Bucureşti
Ovidiu Herea's header earned victory for the Romanian visitors, with Hapoel left to rue missed chances in a game both sides ended with ten men.

Ovidiu Herea's second-half header was enough to earn FC Rapid Bucureşti a narrow UEFA Europa League Group C victory as Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC were left to rue missed opportunities in a game both sides ended with ten men.

The Israeli outfit enjoyed the better of proceedings at Bloomfield Stadium but, consistently repelled by Dănuţ Coman, were found wanting ten minutes after the interval. Herea did the damage, ghosting unmarked at the back post to meet Rui Duarte's inviting cross with a powerful header.

It was Rapid who had burst out of the blocks on a sweltering night in Israel when the mercury was always closer to 30C than 20C. Hapoel looked nervous, in contrast, and were grateful for the steady hand of experienced captain Walid Badier, who crucially dispossessed Cássio early on.

The hosts nonetheless began imposing themselves, with Omri Kende as forceful as anyone, dovetailing impressively with Shay Abutbul down the right even if his driven crosses never quite found their man. There was no such problem with Abutbul's floated free-kick ten minutes before the break which perfectly bisected Toto Tamuz's run, only for Coman to save the resultant header. His scrambling defenders then diverted Mahran Lala's effort on the rebound over the bar.

Rapid were struggling to clear their lines. When they finally did, Hapoel almost responded with the breakthrough on a counterattack that culminated in a blistering shot from Tamuz. The strong hands of Coman, one of five survivors on either side from the 2-2 draw when these teams met five years ago, saved the day.

At the opposite end, there was nothing Édel Apoula could do about Herea's header, but he showcased his talent with an acrobatic save to keep out Daniel Pancu's arcing shot. A 1-0 defeat, confirmed when Coman tipped wide substitute Salim Toama's excellent late chance, was scant reward, however. Their disappointment was compounded by Avihay Yadin's late dismissal for an incident that also ended Romeo Surdu's night.

Last updated: 17/09/11 0.07CET

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Lineups

h. tel-aviv

H. Tel-Aviv

rapid bucureşti

Rapid Bucureşti

30
ApoulaÉdel Apoula (GK)
1
ComanDănuţ Coman (GK)
3
PečalkaMário Pečalka
Yellow Card90+5
2
Rui DuarteRui Duarte
6
FransmanBevan Fransman
Substitution90+3
3
EzequiasEzequias
9
LalaMahran Lala
Substitution62
4
Marcos AntónioMarcos António (C)
Yellow Card61
10
BadierWalid Badier (C)
Yellow Card90
5
AlexaDan Alexa
16
DamariOmer Damari
7
DeacCiprian Deac
Yellow Card42
17
OremušMirko Oremuš
Substitution73
8
GrigoreNicolae Grigore
18
AbutbulShay Abutbul
9
CássioCássio
Substitution54
23
KendeOmri Kende
Yellow Card42
10
HereaOvidiu Herea
Goal55
Yellow Card70
Substitution86
40
IgieborNosa Igiebor
14
RomanMihai Roman
Substitution80
99
TamuzToto Tamuz
16
BurcăOvidiu Burcă

Substitutes

22
KleymanBoris Kleyman (GK)
89
StratonCatalin Straton (GK)
8
MahmmoudAbbas Mahmmoud
11
PancuDaniel Pancu
Substitution54
11
CohenElroy Cohen
Substitution90+3
19
V. BožovićVladimir Božović
12
AtiaOmri Atia
20
GrigorieȘtefan Grigorie
15
ToamaSalim Toama
Substitution73
Yellow Card90+7
24
SurduRomeo Surdu
Substitution80
Red Card90
21
GordanaRoei Gordana
27
BertiGláuber Berti
26
YadinAvihay Yadin
Substitution62
Red Card90
80
Filipe TeixeiraFilipe Teixeira
Substitution86

Coach

Dror Kashtan (ISR) Răzvan Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Hannes Kaasik (EST)

Assistant referees

Marko Leevand (EST), Dmitri Vinogradov (EST)

Fourth official

Mart Martin (EST)

Additional assistant referees

Kristo Tohver (EST), Eiko Saar (EST)

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