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Maccabi Tel-Aviv pay penalty as APOEL share spoils

Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 20.59CET
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC 0-0 APOEL FC
Urko Pardo saved Barak Itzhaki's 95th-minute spot kick as the Cypriot champions earned a hard-earned point in sultry Israel.
Maccabi Tel-Aviv pay penalty as APOEL share spoils
APOEL's Stathis Aloneftis holds off the challenge of Eytan Tibi ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 20.59CET

Maccabi Tel-Aviv pay penalty as APOEL share spoils

Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC 0-0 APOEL FC
Urko Pardo saved Barak Itzhaki's 95th-minute spot kick as the Cypriot champions earned a hard-earned point in sultry Israel.

Urko Pardo saved Barak Itzhaki's 95th-minute penalty as APOEL FC earned Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC a share of the Group F spoils in Israel.

Substitute Itzhaki was presented with a gilt-edge chance in the last seconds of a fractious encounter when João Guilherme brought down Eran Zahavi. He hit the ball cleanly enough from the spot, but Pardo, alert all evening, guessed right to push the ball past the post.

It was the rarest of chances on what was a sultry evening in the most southerly outpost in this season's UEFA Europa League. Neither side was able to get a handle on proceedings, with passes going astray and touches as heavy as the atmosphere at Bloomfield Stadium.

It took 30 minutes before a chance in anger was created, in fact, Pardo scrambling off his line and falling at Dor Mikha's feet after the midfielder had been released by an exchange of passes between Rade Prica and Zahavi. Both teams stepped it up after the restart, Tal Ben Haim putting on the afterburners a couple of times as he danced in from the wing, but the telling final ball was always missing.

Constantinos Charalambides threatened on the break, firing straight at goalkeeper Juan Pablo, yet APOEL were increasingly pegged back into their own half as Maccabi searched for the breakthrough. Ben Haim almost fashioned it 14 minutes from time after a block fell to him on the edge of the box, but Pardo, again, was quickly on to him. That looked as close as either side would come before the grandstand finale.

Last updated: 21/09/13 0.02CET

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Lineups

m. tel-aviv

M. Tel-Aviv

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APOEL

25
Juan PabloJuan Pablo (GK)
78
PardoUrko Pardo (GK)
3
ManéMané
Substitution43
3
João GuilhermeJoão Guilherme
Yellow Card90+4
7
ZahaviEran Zahavi
6
OliveiraMarcelo Oliveira
9
RadiMaharan Radi
Substitution69
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides (C)
Yellow Card41
Substitution78
11
Ben Haim IITal Ben Haim II
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution77
16
ViniciusVinicius
15
MikhaDor Mikha
23
Esmaël GonçalvesEsmaël Gonçalves
Substitution86
18
TibiEytan Tibi
25
ChristianChristian
21
YeiniSheran Yeini (C)
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
22
PricaRade Prica
27
BordaHaritz Borda
24
MitrovićNikola Mitrović
28
Mário SérgioMário Sérgio
31
Carlos GarcíaCarlos García
46
AloneftisStathis Aloneftis
Substitution90+2

Substitutes

1
LeviBarak Levi (GK)
22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
4
Ben HarushOmri Ben Harush
Substitution43
4
ArtymatasKostakis Artymatas
6
AlbermanGal Alberman
8
Tiago GomesTiago Gomes
Substitution90+2
10
ItzhakiBarak Itzhaki
Substitution69
Penalty90+5
9
SheridanCillian Sheridan
Substitution78
13
DabburMunas Dabbur
Substitution77
11
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
17
EinbinderDaniel Einbinder
15
AntoniadesMarios Antoniades
30
MargolisGael Margolis
55
Hélder CabralHélder Cabral
Substitution86

Coach

Paulo Sousa (POR) Paulo Sérgio (POR)

Referee

Carlos Gómez (ESP)

Assistant referees

Javier Rodriguez (ESP), Juan Yuste (ESP)

Fourth official

Roberto Alonso (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Fernando Teixeira (ESP), César Muñiz (ESP)

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