Haifa edge it

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport -

Mac­cabi Haifa have reached the play­off round of the Cham­pi­ons League af­ter edg­ing past Slove­nian cham­pi­ons Mari­bor 3-2 on ag­gre­gate on Wed­nes­day night.

Lead­ing 2-1 from the first leg in Is­rael, Idan Vered gave Haifa the per­fect start in the third qual­i­fy­ing round match, net­ting a cru­cial away goal af­ter 10 min­utes at the Sta­dion Ljud­ski.

Cap­tain Mar­cos equalised for Mari­bor but Haifa held on to book their place in Fri­day’s draw.

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