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Dogged Kiryat Shmona resist Athletic onslaught

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 22.54CET
Athletic Club 1-1 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC
The Israeli champions withstood a barrage of Fernando Llorente-inspired second-half pressure to claim a surprise Group I draw.
Dogged Kiryat Shmona resist Athletic onslaught
Adrian Rochet puts Hapoel in front ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

AthleticH. Kiryat Shmona

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target11
 
2
Attempts off target11
 
0
Corners13
 
0
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed14
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 22.54CET

Dogged Kiryat Shmona resist Athletic onslaught

Athletic Club 1-1 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC
The Israeli champions withstood a barrage of Fernando Llorente-inspired second-half pressure to claim a surprise Group I draw.

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC withstood Fernando Llorente and a barrage of second-half pressure to claim a surprise 1-1 draw with last season's UEFA Europa League runners-up Athletic Club.

The Israeli champions were on the back foot throughout in Bilbao but took the lead through Adrian Rochet in their first forward foray on 14 minutes. Markel Susaeta equalised before the interval and half-time substitute Llorente looked set to tip the scales in their favour as he bossed the remainder of the game, but ultimately without reward as Kiryat Shmona held on.

Athletic had conceded 18 goals in eight games this season going into the Group I opener and any aspirations of shoring things up here were soon in tatters. Rochet, captaining his home-town club on their UEFA group stage debut, did the damage with a hopeful shot that took a telling deflection off László Lencse before sailing past the wrong-footed Gorka Iraizoz.

Athletic had already been knocking at the door, though, and soon they were hammering away at it; five minutes before half-time Susaeta, who had already hit both posts with a fine shot, blew it off its hinges. Ismael López's cross evaded everyone in a crowded box before arriving perfectly at the feet of Susaeta, who drilled in comprehensively. It was the hosts' 11th shot of the half; Hapoel had still only mustered one.

It was a similar ratio after the restart, with Llorente responsible for the majority – the Spain forward was irresistible. Time and again he rose highest and turned fastest in the box, but he could never quite evade Daniel Amos; memorably so nine minutes from time when the goalkeeper brilliantly clawed away his header. Even when Llorente did beat him, just after coming on, the crossbar came to Kiryat Shmona's rescue.

Last updated: 22/09/12 0.15CET

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Lineups

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H. Kiryat Shmona

1
Gorka IraizozGorka Iraizoz (GK)
13
AmosDaniel Amos (GK)
Yellow Card44
5
AmorebietaFernando Amorebieta
5
Tzedek                        Shir Tzedek
Yellow Card90+5
8
IturraspeAnder Iturraspe
6
GazalRavid Gazal
Yellow Card57
10
De MarcosÓscar de Marcos
11
EinbinderDaniel Einbinder
Substitution90
14
SusaetaMarkel Susaeta
Goal40
Yellow Card89
15
Gabai                         El'ad Gabai
15
IraolaAndoni Iraola
17
HasarmaSalah Hasarma
16
Ismael LópezIsmael López
Substitution46
19
AbuhaziraShimon Abuhazira
Substitution80
18
GurpegiCarlos Gurpegi (C)
22
TasevskiDarko Tasevski
19
MuniainIker Muniain
23
RochetAdrian Rochet (C)
Goal14
Substitution74
20
Aritz AdurizAritz Aduriz
Substitution59
29
LencseLászló Lencse
22
CastilloXabier Castillo
Substitution81
81
MatovićDušan Matović
Yellow Card60

Substitutes

13
RaúlRaúl (GK)
45
NitzanItamar Nitzan (GK)
2
ToqueroGaizka Toquero
4
VahabaBen Vahaba
Substitution90
6
San JoséMikel San José
7
AbedAhmed Abed
9
LlorenteFernando Llorente
Substitution46
16
ElishaAdi Elisha
Substitution74
Yellow Card75
11
Ibai GómezIbai Gómez
Substitution59
Yellow Card61
20
LeviLior Levi
23
EkizaBorja Ekiza
21
PorokaraRoni Porokara
Substitution80
27
Ruiz De Galarreta Iñigo Ruiz De Galarreta
Substitution81
26
SallalichSintayehu Sallalich

Coach

Marcelo Bielsa (ARG) Gili Landau (ISR)

Referee

Lee Evans (WAL)

Assistant referees

Edward King (WAL), Gareth Wyn Jones (WAL)

Fourth official

Alun Boore (WAL)

Additional assistant referees

Mark Whitby (WAL), Huw Jones (WAL)

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