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Second-half goals give Israel victory

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2003, 22.04CET
Israel 3-0 Malta Goals from Tamir Cohen, Omer Golan and Reuven Over secure an important win.
Published: Tuesday 9 September 2003, 22.04CET

Second-half goals give Israel victory

Israel 3-0 Malta Goals from Tamir Cohen, Omer Golan and Reuven Over secure an important win.

Three second-half goals helped Israel secure a second victory in four days as they defeated Malta 3-0 in Antalya.

All to play for
The win moved Moshe Sinai's side up to ten points and, coupled with Friday's 2-1 victory away to Slovenia, kept alive their hopes of claiming second place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 1. Israel end their qualifying campaign with a visit to group leaders France on 11 October, while second-placed Cyprus, who hold a two-point advantage over Sinai's team, are at home to Slovenia the following night.

Two quick goals
After an even first half, Israel took the lead 12 minutes into the second period through Tamir Cohen, and doubled their advantage six minutes late as Maccabi Petach-Tikva's Omer Golan – who scored the winner against Slovenia - found the net.

Oved on target
Rueven Oved could have effectively sealed the points in the 69th minute only to see his effort hit the woodwork, but the Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC playmaker did confirm the win two minutes from time, adding a third.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.55CET

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Lineups

Israel

Israel

Malta

Malta

1
NirGal Nir (GK)
1
HaberJustin Haber (GK)
2
AzariaEitan Azaria
2
FarrugiaKurt Farrugia
Yellow Card68
3
NagarYossi Nagar
3
Clifton CiantarClifton Ciantar
4
GalCohen Gal
Yellow Card2
4
BriffaRoderick Briffa
Yellow Card43
5
YifrahOz David Yifrah
5
AzzopardiIan Azzopardi
6
GazalRavid Gazal
Substitution59
6
TellusShaun Tellus
Substitution65
7
AbutbulShay Abutbul
7
SammutKevin Sammut (C)
8
T. CohenTamir Cohen
Goal57
8
CiliaTrevor Cilia
9
GolanOmer Golan
Goal63
9
ZahraAntoine Zahra
Substitution88
10
OvedReuven Oved (C)
Goal88
10
SciberrasGareth Sciberras
Yellow Card29
11
ShivhonYossi Shivhon
Substitution88
11
R. BajadaRoderick Bajada

Substitutes

18
Al-MadonTom Al-Madon (GK)
12
GauciReuben Gauci (GK)
12
BitonMoshe Biton
13
BaldacchinoNicolo Baldacchino
13
MishaelofMoshe Mishaelof
14
BajadaShaun Bajada
Substitution65
14
VermouthGil Vermouth
Substitution59
15
MuscatAlex Muscat
15
BardaElyaniv Barda
Substitution88
16
Kurt ZammitKurt Zammit
16
Ben MohaAshaf Ben Moha
17
SaccoAntoine Sacco
Substitution88
17
WashihunIyaso Washihun
18
Mauro BrincatMauro Brincat

Coach

Moshe Sinay (ISR) Mark Miller (ENG)

Referee

Siarhei Shmolik (BLR)

Assistant referees

Yury Dupanau (BLR), Viachaslau Bykov (BLR)

Fourth official

Aleh Chykun (BLR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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