Tooth­less Mac­cabi out­classed

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY SI­MON GRIVER

FOOTBALL SLAV­ISA Jokanovic ad­mit­ted Dy­namo Kiev were the bet­ter team af­ter Mac­cabi Tel Aviv suf­fered their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive de­feat in the Cham­pi­ons League.

Beaten 4-0 by Chelsea in their Group G opener, Mac­cabi’s fate was sealed by a goal early in each half.

An­driy Yar­molenko opened the scor­ing af­ter four min­utes be­fore Ju­nior Mo­raes ended Mac­cabi’s hopes with a sec­ond five min­utes af­ter the break.

Such was the gulf in class be­tween Mac­cabi and a tech­ni­cal Kiev team that the home side only man­aged one shot on tar­get on a frus­trat­ing night.

“I am not dis­ap­pointed,” said Mac­cabi man­ager Slav­isa Jokanovic. “We were strong for 70 min­utes but very tired to­wards the end. Over­all I was very sat­is­fied with what I saw on the pitch.

“Dy­namo Kiev were sim­ply a bet­ter teamthanus.There­ar­estil­l12­more­points to­be­wo­nandwewil­l­fight­forthem.”

Mac­cabi travel to Porto on Match­day 3 and cap­tain Eran Za­havi in­sists they will raise their game in the re­main­ing fix­tures. “We’re im­prov­ing and we’ll try to do even bet­ter in the re­main­ing matches,” he said.

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