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Last-gasp Damari denies Académica

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 22.57CET
A. Académica de Coimbra 1-1 Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC
Omer Damari capped mounting late pressure by heading in a 92nd-minute equaliser to deny Académica a first European win in 43 years.
Last-gasp Damari denies Académica
John Pantsil celebrates Hapoel's equaliser ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AcadémicaH. Tel-Aviv

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target10
 
6
Attempts off target7
 
1
Corners7
 
4
Offsides0
5
Fouls committed18
 
16
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 22/10/2012 01:13 CET

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Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 22.57CET

Last-gasp Damari denies Académica

A. Académica de Coimbra 1-1 Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC
Omer Damari capped mounting late pressure by heading in a 92nd-minute equaliser to deny Académica a first European win in 43 years.

Omer Damari spoiled A. Académica de Coimbra's dream of a first European win in nearly 43 years as his 92nd-minute header earned Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC a share of the spoils.

Salim Cissé's sensational effort two minutes into the second period looked like being enough for the home side, but amid mounting late pressure they eventually cracked. Gil Vermouth's sumptuous cross finally unlocked their defence and it was emphatically met at the far post by Damari to earn Yossi Abukasis a 1-1 draw in his first match at the Hapoel helm.

The sides began the day rooted to the foot of UEFA Europa League Group B following matchday one defeats and avoiding another seemed paramount in a cautious first half. Académica enjoyed more possession, but there was little in the way of end product until an innocuous enough looking cross from Marinho was acrobatically directed in over his own shoulder by Cissé, striking the ball in an almost lateral bicycle kick.

Cleyton ought to have doubled the lead soon after when, unmarked at the far post, he headed João Dias' cross into the ground and onto the crossbar. The home team threatened to take a firm grip on the game and Marinho, too, hit the woodwork. So long as there was only one goal in it, the game hung in the balance, though Académica's well-marshalled offside trap largely kept the visitors at bay.

Zeev Haimovich was nonetheless able to cause a scare when his deep ball was directed against the top of the bar, before Damari squandered a gilt-edged chance with eight minutes left, denied by Ricardo's outstretched leg after being sent clear following a lovely exchange. Wilson Eduardo was similarly guilty at the other end, shooting too close to Édel Apoula – and how Damari would make Académica pay.

Last updated: 06/10/12 0.11CET

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Lineups

académica

Académica

h. tel-aviv

H. Tel-Aviv

12
RicardoRicardo (GK)
30
ApoulaÉdel Apoula (GK)
2
DiasJoão Dias
10
BadierWalid Badier (C)
Yellow Card88
4
FerreiraFlávio Ferreira (C)
11
CohenElroy Cohen
Substitution60
7
MarinhoMarinho
Substitution85
12
Ben Haim IITal Ben Haim II
Substitution67
14
Bruno ChinaBruno China
14
VermouthGil Vermouth
20
CleytonCleyton
Substitution69
17
HaimovichZeev Haimovich
28
Wilson EduardoWilson Eduardo
19
Djemba-DjembaEric Djemba-Djemba
30
OguJohn Ogu
20
AntebiYgal Antebi
35
Reiner FerreiraReiner Ferreira
21
GordanaRoei Gordana
Yellow Card60
Substitution60
55
Hélder CabralHélder Cabral
44
PantsilJohn Pantsil
92
S. CisséSalim Cissé
Goal47
Substitution58
99
TamuzToto Tamuz

Substitutes

1
PeiserRomuald Peiser (GK)
1
KleymanBoris Kleyman (GK)
6
KeitaAlphousseyni Keita
4
ShushanMor Shushan
8
MakeleleMakelele
Substitution69
5
MamanHanan Maman
Substitution60
9
N'galSerge N'gal
7
DaninEliran Danin
22
Rodrigo GaloRodrigo Galo
15
ToamaSalim Toama
Substitution67
36
EdinhoEdinho
Substitution58
16
DamariOmer Damari
Substitution60
Goal90+2
77
AfonsoAfonso
Substitution85
32
Bruno CoutinhoBruno Coutinho

Coach

Pedro Emanuel (POR) Josef Abuksis (ISR)

Referee

Stephan Studer (SUI)

Assistant referees

Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI), Johannes Vogel (SUI)

Fourth official

Sandro Pozzi (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Alain Bieri (SUI), Daniel Wermelinger (SUI)

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