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Group stage - Group L

M. Haifa - Shakhter
2-1
 

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Maccabi Haifa recover to edge out Shakhter

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 23.08CET
Maccabi Haifa FC 2-1 FC Shakhter Karagandy
Shimon Abuhazira's fine strike ten minutes from time completed a stirring comeback as the hosts won the race for third in Group L.
Maccabi Haifa recover to edge out Shakhter
Shimon Abuhazira, pictured earlier this season, struck Maccabi Haifa's winner ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

M. Haifa
Shakhter

2

Goals scored

1

58

Possession (%)

42

9

Total attempts

20

6

on target

9

3

off target

7

0

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

8

6

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

12

10

Fouls suffered

8

395

Passes

279

292

completed

185

Lineups

m. haifa

M. Haifa

shakhter

Shakhter

22Edri (GK) (C)1Pokatilov (GK)
3Scheimann
Yellow Card49
3Vičius
6Abukrat
Yellow Card43
7Bayzhanov
9Azulay
Substitution53
14Finonchenko (C)
11Vered17Poryvaev
13Twatha
Substitution60
19Tarasov
Substitution39
16Raiyan
Substitution71
20Džidić
18Gabai25Maliy
24Gozlan
Goal72
28Ghazaryan
Substitution83
25Cocalić87Simčević
29Pylyavskyi91Khizhnichenko
Substitution84

Substitutes

44Shushan (GK)31Tkachuk (GK)
2Habashi5Borantaev
5Falach22Gabyshev
10Rayo
Substitution60
24Darabayev
12Ndlovu77Lunin
Substitution83
17Turgeman
Substitution53
78Zenkovich
Substitution84
19Abuhazira
Substitution71
Goal80
88Cañas
Substitution39
Goal44

Coaches

Arik Benado (ISR) Viktor Kumykov (RUS)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Press kits

Last updated: 12/12/2013 23:45 CET

Standings

Group L

PPts
AZ Alkmaar AZ612
PAOK FC PAOK612
Maccabi Haifa FC M. Haifa65
FC Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter62
Last updated: 13/12/2013 09:33 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 23.08CET

Maccabi Haifa recover to edge out Shakhter

Maccabi Haifa FC 2-1 FC Shakhter Karagandy
Shimon Abuhazira's fine strike ten minutes from time completed a stirring comeback as the hosts won the race for third in Group L.

Maccabi Haifa FC bowed out of the UEFA Europa League on a high as two goals in the last 18 minutes dragged them back from 1-0 down to defeat FC Shakhter Karagandy.

The visitors looked set to end the first ever campaign in a UEFA club competition group stage for a Kazakh side with the country's maiden win courtesy of Roger Cañas's penalty just before half-time. The Colombian substitute blasted down the centre of the goal, but Shoval Gozlan levelled on 72 minutes and Shimon Abuhazira quickly made it 2-1 with a well-taken goal as Maccabi Haifa finished third in Group L, consigning Shakhter to last spot.

The hosts made much of the early running on a miserable night in Haifa, and Stas Pokatilov had to be at his best to turn wide one low Idan Vered shot after a move as slick as the playing surface. But Shakhter, whose domestic season ended a month ago, gradually found their rhythm. Aldin Džidić had a sweet effort repelled by Amir Edri, but the goalkeeper could do nothing when Cañas stepped up after Ran Abukrat and Andrei Poryvaev tangled in the box.

Shmuel Scheimann had an early sight at goal in the second period, but Shakhter were well on top when a floodlight failure caused a ten-minute suspension in play after the hour. Maccabi Haifa emerged brighter after the resumption and Gozlan got them back on terms, rising to meet Rayo's corner with his shoulder. Abuhazira completed the turnaround, pirouetting on the edge of the box, taking Aldin Džidić out of the game in the process, before arcing a fine shot inside the far post.

Last updated: 14/12/13 0.04CET

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