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Sahar gives Israel share of group lead

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11.45CET
Israel 4-0 Bulgaria
Ben Sahar struck a hat-trick as Israel took a three-way share of the Group 6 lead with a convincing victory over bottom-placed Bulgaria.
by Ofer Ronen-Abels
Sahar gives Israel share of group lead
Ben Sahar struck a hat-trick at the Ramat Gan Stadium ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 11.45CET

Sahar gives Israel share of group lead

Israel 4-0 Bulgaria
Ben Sahar struck a hat-trick as Israel took a three-way share of the Group 6 lead with a convincing victory over bottom-placed Bulgaria.

Ben Sahar scored a hat-trick as Israel took a three-way share of the lead in Group 6 of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying courtesy of an impressive win over bottom side Bulgaria.

Sweden test
With pacesetters Sweden next up in June for Israel, Mordehay Iwanir's side knew that victory was required to keep alive realistic hopes of topping the section. RCD Espanyol striker Sahar got the ball rolling after just seven minutes with a deflected shot that evaded Ivan Karadzhov and the former Chelsea FC man then doubled his side's advantage on 24 minutes, capping off a slick move by calmly slotting in Avraham Rikan's square pass.

Vered finish
Sahar nearly completed his hat-trick on 31 minutes only to see his effort thwarted on the line, but the hosts' third duly arrived a minute later by virtue of Eidan Vered's close-range finish. Sahar went on to add his own third after 57 minutes when he rounded Karadzhov and turned into the unguarded net to leave his team level on points with both Sweden and Montenegro, the former having played one game fewer. 

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.49CET

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Lineups

Israel

Israel

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1
HarushAriel Harush (GK)
12
KaradzhovIvan Karadzhov (GK)
2
ZhairiLiroy Zhairi
2
VidanovPavel Vidanov (C)
3
RikanAvraham Rikan
3
BojikovVasil Bojikov
4
MoriDin Mori
5
GenevViktor Genev
5
GershonRami Gershon
6
DyulgerovNikolay Dyulgerov
6
NatchoBebras Natcho (C)
8
OgnyanovMarian Ognyanov
Substitution73
7
AssulinGai Assulin
9
IsaIsmail Isa
8
A. CohenAlmog Cohen
10
PetrovNikolai Petrov
Substitution62
9
DamariOmer Damari
Substitution61
13
TerzievGeorgi Terziev
14
SaharBen Sahar
Goal7
Goal24
Goal57
Substitution71
14
T. KolevTodor Kolev
Substitution39
20
VeredIdan Vered
Goal32
Substitution77
20
KorudzhievGeorgi Korudzhiev

Substitutes

18
KleymanBoris Kleyman (GK)
1
IvanovMihail Aleksandrov Ivanov (GK)
10
KayalBeram Kayal
Substitution77
4
ZlatkovDaniel Zlatkov
11
BitonDavid Biton
Substitution71
7
PopovStrahil Popov
Substitution62
12
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim
11
FilipovFilip Filipov
Substitution39
15
ElkayamOded Elkayam
15
G. MilanovGeorgi Milanov
16
RoshIsrael Rosh
17
PetakovVictor Petakov
Substitution73
17
GhadirMohammad Ghadir
Substitution61
18
StanchevStefan Stanchev

Coach

Motti Iwanir (ISR) Ivan Kolev (BUL)

Referee

Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

Assistant referees

Alain Hoxha (AUT), Helmut Trattnig (AUT)

Fourth official

Markus Hameter (AUT)

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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