Maccabi in late blow
FOOTBALL Maccabi Tel Aviv slipped to an agonising last-gasp 1-0 defeat against NK Maribor in the Champions League third-round qualifying tie .
Damjan Bohar netted a 95th minute winner for the Slovenian hosts to leave Oscar Garcia’s side facing a battle to progress in the competition.
Goalkeeper Juan Pablo Colinas had made numerous saves to frustrate the dominant hosts.
But Bohar struck with the last kick of the game to settle this first-leg.
Meanwhile, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Be’er Sheva were eliminated from the Europa League at the second qualifying round stage.
Tel Aviv went down 3 - 1 o n a g g r e g a t e against Astana, while Be’er Sheva bowed out 2-1 against RNK Split. Eli Ohana claims Israel ran out of luck after they were eliminated from the Uefa Euro under-19 Championships group stages following a third consecutive defeat.
Beaten by Portugal and Austria in their first two games, Israel fell behind against Hungary but Dor Kugy drew them level only for the hosts to score a decisive second six minutes before half-time.
Ohana said: “The better team didn’t win. Hungary scored when they had the chance, while we created six opportunities in the second half. Their excellent goalkeeper was the difference.”
Their goalkeeper was the difference