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Israel defeat of FYROM in vain

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 19.45CET
Israel 2-1 FYROM
Israel missed out on the play-offs despite beating the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Larnaca.
by Dmitry Lazarev
from Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium
Israel defeat of FYROM in vain
Munas Dabbur scored the decisive goal ©Oded Karni, IFA
Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 19.45CET

Israel defeat of FYROM in vain

Israel 2-1 FYROM
Israel missed out on the play-offs despite beating the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Larnaca.

Israel missed out on the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs despite beating the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The 2013 finals hosts made sure of victory in Larnaca thanks to Munas Dabbur's penalty. Unable to catch Portugal at the top of qualifying Group 8, Israel were hoping to be one of the four best runners-up but their 15 points are not enough.

Dor Mikha, Ben Reichert and Taleb Twatha were impressive from the off and after 25 minutes two of them combined for the opener. Israel launched a swift counter and Reichert centred from the right for Mikha to score.

Dejan Iliev in the FYROM goal brilliantly denied Mikha just before half-time and three minutes after the interval Tauljant Sulejmanov equalised as he intercepted a back pass 35 metres out, advanced and shot in.

Six minutes later, though, Visar Musliu brought down Dabbur in the box and the No10 stepped up to convert the penalty. Angelće Timovski did hit the post for FYROM but they end the group in fifth and last place.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.26CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011528/postmatch/report/index.html#israel+enough

Lineups

Israel

Israel

FYR Macedonia

FYR Macedonia

18
StrausRam Straus (GK)
1
IlievDeyan Iliev (GK)
2
DasaEliazer Dasa (C)
2
RistovskiFilip Ristovski
Yellow Card47
4
GotlibEdi Gotlib
Yellow Card68
3
AsaniJasir Asani
Substitution45+1
5
VahabaBen Vahaba
4
MusliuVisar Musliu
Yellow Card54
6
ReichertBen Reichert
Substitution78
5
ZajkovGjoko Zajkov (C)
7
AzamAhed Azam
7
ImeriDemir Imeri
Substitution61
10
DabburMunas Dabbur
Goal54
8
AvramovskiDaniel Avramovski
Substitution79
13
TwathaTaleb Twatha
9
NafiuValjmir Nafiu
14
KindaGizacho Gadi Kinda
10
NikolovBoban Nikolov
15
MikhaDor Mikha
Goal25
Substitution90
11
SulejmanovTauljant Sulejmanov
Goal48
16
AltmanOmri Altman
Substitution82
20
TimovskiAngelće Timovski

Substitutes

1
LeviBarak Levi (GK)
12
AleksovskiIgor Aleksovski (GK)
9
SaiefKenneth Saief
Substitution90
6
E. AsaniErsen Asani
11
HirshShahar Hirsh
13
StoilovGjorgji Stoilov
12
HassanYarin Hassan
14
IvanovDimitar Ivanov
Substitution61
19
KehatRoi Kehat
Substitution78
15
MitrovMihailo Mitrov
21
SebaDia Seba
Substitution82
18
BojkuBesmir Bojku
Substitution79
22
AtzilyOmer Atzily
19
MustafovBurhan Mustafov
Substitution45+1
Yellow Card69

Coach

Michael Nees (GER) Vujadin Stanojkovic (MKD)

Referee

Marios Panayi (CYP)

Assistant referees

Aristides Christou (CYP), Charlambos Georgiou (CYP)

Fourth official

Thomas Mouskos (CYP)

Legend:

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