WC Qual - UEFA
October 16, 2012
Comfortable win for Israel
#INSERT type:image caption:Tomer Hemed netted a brace for Israel END#Israel kept alive their World Cup qualifying campaign with a comfortable victory over Luxembourg.
With Russia firmly in charge of Group D, Israel's task is to stay on the heels of Portugal, who began the night two points ahead of them.
Israel held up their end with first half goals from Tomer Hemed and Eden Ben Basat, and a second from Hemed early in the second half.
Hemed got the first in the 13th minute, firing in from Bebras Natcho's pass, but it was Ben Basat's fine lobbed finish that caught the eye 10 minutes before the break.
Hemed's second three minutes after the restart, an excellent header from Elad Gabai's cross, seemed to suggest a rout could be on the cards.
But instead Luxembourg stood firm, limiting Israel to a handful of chances, most of which failed to trouble Jonathan Joubert.
|1 Dudu Aouate||1 Jonathan Joubert|
|12 Dekel Keinan||4 Eric Hoffmann|
|17 Yoav Ziv||17 Mario Mutsch|
|13 Dein Mori||3 Guy Blaise|
|15 Elad Gabai||6 Rene Peters|
|8 Gal Alberman||8 Gilles Bettmer|
|5 Maor Melikson||10 Ben Payal|
|6 Bebars Natcho||18 Laurent Jans|
|20 Maharan Radi||7 Charles Leweck|
|10 Tomer Hemad||13 Aurelien Joachim|
|9 Eden Ben Basat||9 Daniel Da Mota Alves|
|18 Ariel Harush||Marc Oberweis 12|
|23 Daniel Amos||Ante Bukvic 15|
|2 Yuval Spungin||Mathias Janisch 19|
|21 Eitan Tibi||Tom Laterza 14|
|4 Shir Tzedek||Maurice Deville 21|
|3 Ofir Davidadza||Chris Philipps 16|
|14 Gil Vermot||Lars Christian Krogh Gerson 22|
|7 Baram Kayal||Stefano Bensi 11|
|22 Nir Biton|
|11 Hen Ezra|
|19 Shimon Abuhazira|
|Gil Vermot for Maharan Radi (56)||Maurice Deville for Aurelien Joachim (46)|
|Hen Ezra for Gil Vermot (71)||Chris Philipps for Rene Peters (81)|
|Shimon Abuhazira for Maor Melikson (81)||Tom Laterza for Daniel Da Mota Alves (86)|
|Eden Ben Basat (7)||Mario Mutsch (55)|
|Ben Payal (58)|
|Eric Hoffmann (72)|
|· Squads: Israel | Luxembourg|