Mac­cabi in late blow

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY DAR­REN WITCOOP

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

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