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Maccabi Haifa sweep aside nine-man Steaua

Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 21.08CET
Maccabi Haifa FC 5-0 FC Steaua Bucureşti
The Israeli champions moved four points clear of their visitors in Group J after taking advantage of a pair of sending-offs to record a resounding victory.
Maccabi Haifa sweep aside nine-man Steaua
Elisha Levi's side are now four points clear of Steaua ©Getty Images

Match statistics

M. HaifaSteaua

Goals scored5
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
4
Corners9
 
6
Offsides0
1
Fouls committed12
 
11
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
2

Standings

Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 21.08CET

Maccabi Haifa sweep aside nine-man Steaua

Maccabi Haifa FC 5-0 FC Steaua Bucureşti
The Israeli champions moved four points clear of their visitors in Group J after taking advantage of a pair of sending-offs to record a resounding victory.

Maccabi Haifa FC recorded a resounding 5-0 victory against nine-men FC Steaua Bucureşti to strengthen their grip on second place in Group J.

The hosts were well on course by half-time after racing into a 3-0 lead courtesy of Weaam Amasha's double and captain Yaniv Katan's penalty. Taleb Twatha added another with 18 minutes remaining, before Idan Vered completed the scoring. Steaua, who lost Eric Bicfalvi and Valentin Iliev to red cards, have now gone ten UEFA away games without success and sit third in the section, four points behind the Israeli champions.

The game started at a slow tempo with both teams sizing each other up, before Amasha broke the shackles in the tenth minute, striding in on goal and coolly stroking the ball beyond Răzvan Stanca. Elisha Levi's side then doubled their lead ten minutes later, Katan teeing up Amasha to aim a stunning overhead kick into the top corner. The away side almost halved the deficit moments later when Leandro Tatu's header struck a post, before Florin Costea sent a curling effort narrowly wide.

The hosts struck again, though, when Amasha evaded the attentions of the Steaua defence once more and was brought down by Bicfalvi, who was dismissed for his foul. Katan kept his composure with the ensuing spot kick as he sent Stanca the wrong way.

The home side utilised their numerical advantage to stay in charge after the break, and Steaua were reduced to nine men following Iliev's last-man challenge on the ever-dangerous Amasha. Another penalty resulted, though this time Katan hit the bar. Nevertheless, Haifa finished the game in style, Twatha's sweetly struck shot finding the bottom corner before he turned provider for Vered to volley in the fifth.

Last updated: 22/10/11 0.20CET

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Lineups

m. haifa

M. Haifa

steaua

Steaua

22
ŠaranovBojan Šaranov (GK)
1
StancaRăzvan Stanca (GK)
3
BuljatJurica Buljat
4
IlievValentin Iliev
Red Card64
4
DganiOrel Dgani
7
F. CosteaFlorin Costea
Substitution51
6
YahayaSeidu Yahaya
Yellow Card23
9
CosteaMihai Costea
Substitution67
11
VeredIdan Vered
Goal79
14
LatovleviciIasmin Latovlevici
Yellow Card24
13
TwathaTaleb Twatha
Goal72
18
MartinovićNovak Martinović
14
AmashaWeaam Amasha
Goal10
Goal20
Substitution70
23
Geraldo AlvesGeraldo Alves
15
GolasaEyal Golasa
26
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
Red Card37
20
KatanYaniv Katan (C)
Goal38
Penalty65
Substitution66
55
BourceanuAlexandru Bourceanu (C)
21
T. CohenTamir Cohen
Substitution60
77
Leandro TatuLeandro Tatu
Yellow Card56
Substitution77
27
MeshumarEyal Meshumar
90
NikolićStefan Nikolić

Substitutes

1
DavidovitchNir Davidovitch (GK)
8
RăduţMihai Răduţ
7
BoccoliGustavo Boccoli
Substitution70
11
PrepeliţăAndrei Prepeliţă
9
DvalishviliVladimer Dvalishvili
15
MustataBogdan Mustata
Substitution67
17
TurgemanAlon Turgeman
Substitution66
19
LupuValeriu Lupu
18
OsmanAli Osman
24
RusescuRaul Rusescu
Substitution51
25
AzrielHen Azriel
Substitution60
28
RoşuIulian Roşu
Substitution77
26
YampolskyDela Yampolsky
95
CojocaruValentin Cojocaru (GK)

Coach

Elisha Levi (ISR) Ilie Stan (ROU)

Referee

Daniel Stålhammar (SWE)

Assistant referees

Peter Martinsson (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)

Fourth official

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE), Bojan Pandžić (SWE)

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