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Itzhaki inspires Israeli success

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2004, 19.35CET
Israel 1-0 Cyprus Barak Itzhaki's first-half strike is enough to earn the home side their first points.
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2004, 19.35CET

Itzhaki inspires Israeli success

Israel 1-0 Cyprus Barak Itzhaki's first-half strike is enough to earn the home side their first points.

Barak Itzhaki's first-half strike proved enough for Israel to record their first points of the 2004/06 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign.

Deflected winner
Having been edged out 1-0 by France in Paris on Friday, Guy Levy's side were keen to bounce back in Tel-Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem FC's Itzhaki scored what proved to be the only goal of the night in the 32nd minute, collecting Gal Alberman's pass and seeing his ensuing shot deflected off Charlambous Charlambous past goalkeeper Demetris Stylianou.

Home tests
Israel are also at home in their next match, against Group 4 leaders Switzerland on 8 October, while Cyprus face a home game against France four days later.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.37CET

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Lineups

Israel

Israel

Cyprus

Cyprus

18
Al-MadonTom Al-Madon (GK)
12
D. StylianouDemetris Stylianou (GK)
2
AzariaEitan Azaria
4
KontolefterosGeorgios Kontolefteros
Yellow Card24
Substitution46
5
KeinanDekel Keinan
17
ChristouParaskevas Christou
4
MishaelofMoshe Mishaelof
13
CharalampousCharalampos Charalampous
3
Abo SiamSalem Abo Siam
16
MerkisGeorgos Merkis
6
AlbermanGal Alberman
Substitution65
7
IoannouPanagiotis Ioannou
7
AbutbulShay Abutbul
3
PelagiaGeorgios Pelagia
8
OhayonMoshe Ohayon (C)
10
NikolaouMarios Nikolaou (C)
Substitution78
9
L. CohenLiran Cohen
Yellow Card34
6
ZachariouMarios Zachariou
10
ArbeitmanShlomi Arbeitman
Substitution74
11
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
Substitution64
11
ItzhakiBarak Itzhaki
Goal35
Yellow Card79
Substitution90
9
PavlouKyriakos Pavlou
Yellow Card56

Substitutes

1
ShekelYossi Shekel (GK)
1
AsprogenisNikolas Asprogenis (GK)
12
MeshumarEyal Meshumar
Substitution90
18
TsolakidesIakovos Tsolakides
13
HaimovichZeev Haimovich
5
L. StylianouLoucas Stylianou
14
VermouthGil Vermouth
15
VasiliouGeorgios Vasiliou
Substitution78
15
MeliksonMaor Melikson
Substitution74
14
RaounasStavros Raounas
16
DizaniBaba Yacob Dizani
Substitution65
Yellow Card77
8
PanayiAntonis Panayi
Substitution64
Yellow Card82
17
BaruchyanAviram Baruchyan
2
ConstantinouConstantinos Constantinou
Substitution46

Coach

Guy Levi (ISR) Sofoullis Stylianou (CYP)

Referee

Jörg Kessler (GER)

Assistant referees

Heiner Müller (GER), Kai Voss (GER)

Fourth official

Markus Schmidt (GER)

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