Toothless Maccabi outclassed
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.