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Maccabi Haifa comeback stifles Shakhter

Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 19.57CET
FC Shakhter Karagandy 2-2 Maccabi Haifa FC
Two inspired half-time substitutions paid dividends for Ariel Benado as his visitors came from two down to earn a point in Astana.
Maccabi Haifa comeback stifles Shakhter
Aleksandr Mokin reacts as Shakhter let a two-goal lead slip ©Dinara Baikadamova
Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 19.57CET

Maccabi Haifa comeback stifles Shakhter

FC Shakhter Karagandy 2-2 Maccabi Haifa FC
Two inspired half-time substitutions paid dividends for Ariel Benado as his visitors came from two down to earn a point in Astana.

FC Shakhter Karagandy and Maccabi Haifa FC opened their group stage accounts in a game of two very different halves.

Both sides began Group L with one-goal defeats – Shakhter against PAOK FC and Maccabi Haifa against AZ Alkmaar – but it was the Kazakh side who appeared set to make amends on matchday two with first-half goals from Andrei Finonchenko and Yevgeni Tarasov. Ariel Benado rang the changes at the break, however, and Hen Ezra and Alon Turgeman went on to earn his men a draw.

Aleksandar Simčević was the stand-out player of the first half and he should have opened the hosts' account inside six minutes only to blaze over with just the goalkeeper to beat. Maccabi Haifa offered little in response, with a whipped cross-cum-shot across goal from Avihay Yadin their most threatening moment.

Simčević called Bojan Šaranov into action from a half-cleared corner, but the goalkeeper could do nothing with the final two efforts of the opening period. Finonchenko rose above Taleb Twatha to plant a firm header past Šaranov from Gevorg Ghazaryan's cross on 40 minutes, before Avihay Yadin could only flick Simčević's cross into the path of Tarasov, who controlled expertly and scored on the stroke of half-time.

Maccabi Haifa were a different proposition after the resumption, though, grabbing a lifeline when half-time substitute Ezra swept in on 54 minutes from a loose ball in the area. Shakhter then appeared to have quelled the visitors' intent until 11 minutes from time, when their other replacement at the break, Turgeman, took aim from distance and beat Aleksandr Mokin with a sensational dipping drive.

Last updated: 05/10/13 0.03CET

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Lineups

shakhter

Shakhter

m. haifa

M. Haifa

35
MokinAleksandr Mokin (GK)
33
ŠaranovBojan Šaranov (GK)
3
VičiusGediminas Vičius
10
RayoRayo
4
VasiljevićNikola Vasiljević
12
NdlovuDino Ndlovu
Substitution46
14
FinonchenkoAndrei Finonchenko (C)
Goal40
Substitution81
13
TwathaTaleb Twatha
19
TarasovYevgeni Tarasov
Goal45
Substitution66
15
GolasaEyal Golasa
20
DžidićAldin Džidić
Yellow Card64
16
RaiyanIsmail Raiyan
Substitution46
25
MaliySergei Maliy
18
Gabai                         El'ad Gabai
28
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
Substitution90+3
19
AbuhaziraShimon Abuhazira
Substitution77
87
SimčevićAleksandar Simčević
25
CocalićEdin Cocalić (C)
88
CañasRoger Cañas
Yellow Card50
26
YadinAvihay Yadin
91
KhizhnichenkoSergei Khizhnichenko
29
PylyavskyiAndriy Pylyavskyi

Substitutes

1
PokatilovStas Pokatilov (GK)
22
EdriAmir Edri (GK)
5
BorantaevAskhat Borantaev
7
BoccoliGustavo Boccoli
7
BayzhanovMaksat Bayzhanov
Substitution66
8
EzraHen Ezra
Substitution46
Goal54
22
GabyshevMikhail Gabyshev
11
VeredIdan Vered
Substitution77
24
DarabayevAslan Darabayev
Substitution81
17
TurgemanAlon Turgeman
Substitution46
Goal79
45
MurtazayevRoman Murtazayev
Substitution90+3
21
KeinanDekel Keinan
78
ZenkovichIgor Zenkovich
27
MeshumarEyal Meshumar

Coach

Viktor Kumykov (RUS) Arik Benado (ISR)

Referee

István Vad (HUN)

Assistant referees

Istvan Albert (HUN), Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN)

Fourth official

László Viszokai (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Sandor Szabo (HUN), Zsolt Szabó (HUN)

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