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Plzeň hit back to leave Hapoel on the ropes

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 23.01CET
Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC 1-2 FC Viktoria Plzeň
The Czech side halted their disappointing run, coming from behind to beat their ten-man hosts in a game in which the woodwork was hit four times.
Plzeň hit back to leave Hapoel on the ropes
Viktoria Plzeň's Marián Čišovský tracks Hapoel forward Toto Tamuz ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

H. Tel-AvivPlzeň

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
4
Corners5
 
3
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
18
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0

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Last updated: 21/10/2012 07:18 CET

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Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 23.01CET

Plzeň hit back to leave Hapoel on the ropes

Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC 1-2 FC Viktoria Plzeň
The Czech side halted their disappointing run, coming from behind to beat their ten-man hosts in a game in which the woodwork was hit four times.

FC Viktoria Plzeň overcame a lacklustre first-half display and a 1-0 deficit to beat Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC in Israel and open up a five-point gap between second and third in Group B.

Plzeň's run of four games without a win looked set to continue with the hosts leading through Hanan Maman's first-half opener, but the match was turned around either side of the interval. Pavel Horváth and František Rajtoral made it 2-1 and Hapoel's hopes all but vanished when Iyad Khutaba was sent off just after the hour, though Salim Toama later fired a free-kick against the upright.

It was the second time Josef Abuksis's team had been denied by the woodwork and for the first 40 minutes there was really only one side in this UEFA Europa League encounter – and it was not Plzeň. Time and again the Czech club's high defensive line was punctured by Maman's majestic passing, exemplified on 11 minutes when a gorgeous ball delivered with the outside of his boot sent Tal Ben Haim clear. The winger bent his shot onto the foot of the post.

Hapoel were soon ahead though, Maman losing marker Michal Ďuriš to meet Roei Gordana's corner with a near-post header, and they had chances to extend their advantage before Plzeň awoke with half-time approaching. Daniel Kolář headed onto an upright before Pavel Vrba's men equalised with the last touch of the half, Horváth driving in following a slick move.

Plzeň, drawing stability from a deeper back line, were in front ten minutes after the restart as the unmarked Rajtoral nodded in following a poorly cleared corner and the pendulum swung further when Khutaba received his second booking. Rajtoral rattled the woodwork after Toama had gone close; but not close enough. Hapoel travel to the Czech Republic in a fortnight knowing only victory will do.

Last updated: 27/10/12 0.13CET

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Lineups

h. tel-aviv

H. Tel-Aviv

plzeň

Plzeň

30
ApoulaÉdel Apoula (GK)
1
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
5
MamanHanan Maman
Goal19
8
LimberskýDavid Limberský
7
DaninEliran Danin
10
HorváthPavel Horváth (C)
Goal45+1
10
BadierWalid Badier (C)
12
ĎurišMichal Ďuriš
Substitution73
12
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim
14
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
Yellow Card90+4
16
DamariOmer Damari
15
ŠevinskýFrantišek Ševinský
17
HaimovichZeev Haimovich
16
DaridaVladimír Darida
19
Djemba-DjembaEric Djemba-Djemba
Yellow Card32
Substitution75
23
BakošMarek Bakoš
Substitution87
21
GordanaRoei Gordana
Substitution59
26
KolářDaniel Kolář
Yellow Card75
Substitution81
29
KhutabaIyad Khutaba
Yellow Card54
Red Card64
27
RajtoralFrantišek Rajtoral
Goal55
99
TamuzToto Tamuz
Substitution69
28
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský
Yellow Card33

Substitutes

1
KleymanBoris Kleyman (GK)
13
BolekPetr Bolek (GK)
4
ShushanMor Shushan
2
HejdaLukáš Hejda
Substitution87
11
CohenElroy Cohen
Substitution75
6
KončalMatěj Končal
15
ToamaSalim Toama
Substitution59
7
ZemanMartin Zeman
Substitution73
20
AntebiYgal Antebi
17
HoraJakub Hora
Substitution81
32
Bruno CoutinhoBruno Coutinho
25
SladkýMartin Sladký
44
PantsilJohn Pantsil
Substitution69
Yellow Card85
29
ŠtípekDavid Štípek

Coach

Josef Abuksis (ISR) Pavel Vrba (CZE)

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