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Sahar gives Levy perfect send off

Published: Wednesday 26 March 2008, 19.10CET
Israel 1-0 Moldova
Ben Sahar ensured Guy Levy ended his reign as Israel coach on a high with the only goal of the U21 qualifier.
by Ofer Ronen-Abels
from Tel Aviv

Match statistics

IsraelMoldova

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 9: GER / ISR / MDA / NIR / LUX

PPts
Germany Germany513
Israel Israel613
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland712
Moldova Moldova66
Luxembourg Luxembourg60
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:25 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 26 March 2008, 19.10CET

Sahar gives Levy perfect send off

Israel 1-0 Moldova
Ben Sahar ensured Guy Levy ended his reign as Israel coach on a high with the only goal of the U21 qualifier.

Ben Sahar ensured Guy Levy ended his reign as Israel coach on a high with the only goal of the game against Moldova at the Ramat Gan in Tel-Aviv.

Levy success
Sahar struck on seven minutes to earn Israel their fourth win in Group 9 to take them level on 13 points with leaders Germany, who have played a game less, in the race for a place in the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. Levy became the first coach to lead Israel to the final tournament last summer and he ends his four-year reign having won 19 of his 37 games in charge.

Sahar scores
Israel went ahead early on when Sheffield Wednesday FC striker Sahar touched in from close range after Ilie Cebanu had saved Maor Buzaglo's shot. Buzaglo and Sahar combined again soon after, with Buzaglo shooting past Cebanu after a fine run and interchange of passes with Sahar only for his strike to be ruled out for offside. Moldova's best chance of the half came a minute before the interval when Ori Shitrit cleared Mihail Turcan's shot off the line.

Moldova press
Moldova, who had beaten Israel 1-0 in the corresponding fixture last September, began the second period where they left off the first by pressing the home side deep in their half. Israel goalkeeper Ohad Levita, however, was in fine form and denied Turcan on 63 minutes before Alexandru Dedov struck the post 60 seconds later.

Fond farewell
Levy introduced Sheran Yeini and Idan Srur to try and break Moldova's stranglehold in midfield and though the visiting side continued to enjoy most of the possession, they were unable to find a way through as Levy signed off with victory. "It's a happy moment tinged with sadness, but I enjoyed every moment and did everything from my heart," Levy said. "I don't know where I'm going besides home to rest for a few days. I hope the team qualifies. I feel like a gardener, who has worked on a garden for four years and would always be happy to pass by the garden in the future and see how the flowers are blooming."

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.51CET

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Lineups

Israel

Israel

Moldova

Moldova

8
BuzagloMaor Buzaglo
Substitution79
3
I. AndronicIgor Andronic
Substitution46
4
DamariNitzan Damari
4
BolohanVadim Bolohan (C)
10
KayalBeram Kayal
Yellow Card43
16
CostrovIgor Costrov
1
LevitaOhad Levita (GK) (C)
8
PatrașArtur Patraș
5
MaymonShai Maymon
9
StingaPetru Stinga
Yellow Card10
Substitution76
7
NatchoBebras Natcho
10
ȚurcanMihail Țurcan
Substitution72
3
ShitritOri Shitrit
7
VerbetchiAndrei Verbetchi
2
ShpunginYuval Shpungin
13
RudacNicolai Rudac
14
SaharBen Sahar
Goal7
5
DolgovDmitri Dolgov
Yellow Card44
20
MalulDor Malul
Substitution55
1
CebanuIlie Cebanu (GK)
21
YadinAvihay Yadin
Substitution68
2
NovikovAndrey Novikov

Substitutes

18
NitzanItamar Nitzan (GK)
11
PîslăDan Pîslă
Substitution76
9
ShechterEtey Shechter
Substitution55
17
IoniţăArtur Ioniţă
Substitution72
19
DuaniRami Duani
12
ChirinciucAnatol Chirinciuc (GK)
13
YeiniSheran Yeini
Substitution68
15
BondarciucIuri Bondarciuc
6
SrurIdan Srur
Substitution79
18
DedovAlexandru Dedov
Substitution46
16
KozokinShemoel Kozokin
6
GushcovSerghei Gushcov
15
HemedTomer Hemed
14
PurduiValentin Purdui

Coach

Guy Levi (ISR) Ilie Carp (MDA)

Referee

Angel Angelov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Krassimir Kerezov (BUL), Nikolay Petrov (BUL)

Fourth official

Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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