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APOEL Nicosia vs Zenit St Petersburg preview - Trickovski: We are outsiders

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by PA120 hits

APOEL Nicosia striker Ivan Trickovski accepts the Cypriots are rank outsiders to make it out of Champions League Group G ahead of Wednesday's clash with Zenit St Petersburg. APOEL were drawn alongside Zenit, Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk in a pool which looks strong without having an overwhelming favourite. He said: "We must admit that the group is very difficult. All the opponents we face are st...Full Story »

Lyon top, Hapoel out

Posted Tuesday, December 07, 2010 by PA35 hits

Alexandre Lacazette struck an equaliser three minutes from time to deny Hapoel Tel Aviv a place in the Europa League but it was not enough to give his Lyon side top spot in Champions League Group B after a 2-2 draw.After an entertaining but goalless first half Lisandro Lopez and Ben Sahar traded goals within a minute of each other around the hour mark before Eran Zahavi made it 2-1 to the visit...Full Story »

Lyon vs Hapoel Tel-Aviv Preview - Lloris targets top spot

Posted Tuesday, December 07, 2010 by PA91 hits

Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hopes his side can use the momentum from their last-gasp Ligue 1 victory over Montpellier to claim top spot in Champions League Group B with victory over Hapoel Tel Aviv at Stade Gerland. Striker Lisandro Lopez struck in stoppage time to seal a win that extends their unbeaten league run to nine games, leaving them just a point behind leaders Lille in fifth. The Fren...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel-Aviv 3-0 Benfica - Hapoel shock Benfica

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by PA28 hits

Benfica's hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League were ended after they slipped to a surprise 3-0 defeat at the hands of Group B minnows Hapoel Tel-Aviv. A brace from Eran Zahavi and a strike by Douglas condemned the Portuguese champions to a heavy defeat that ensures Schalke and Lyon progress to the knockout stage. This defeat combined with Schalke's 3-0 win over Lyon was the wo...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel-Aviv vs Benfica preview - Benfica eyeing last 16

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by PA154 hits

Benfica are hoping to secure a last-16 place in the Champions League for the first time in five years and know that wins over Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Schalke could make that happen. The Portuguese club travel to Israel to face Tel-Aviv, three points behind Group B leaders Lyon and a point behind second-placed Schalke. A win will mean qualification is a possibility if they beat Schalke in two week'...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel Aviv 0-0 Schalke 04 - Historic point for Hapoel

Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010 by PA18 hits

Hapoel Tel Aviv recorded their first ever point in the Champions League - but Bloomfield was rarely lit up on a lacklustre European night after a stalemate with Schalke. The hosts had the better of the first half, before Schalke gained the initiative to little effect after half-time. Hapoel substitute Yossi Shivhon injected some much-needed life into a hitherto drab encounter and forced the be...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel Aviv vs Schalke 04 preview - Howedes: Champions League can help

Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010 by PA72 hits

Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes is optimistic the Champions League can provide further help to his team amid their ongoing domestic struggles. Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen left Schalke off the bottom of the Bundesliga only on goal difference and with seemingly no end in sight to the miserable run of form which has seen them win just once in 10 league outings this term. Life in t...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel Aviv 3-1 Lyon - Baston at the double

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by PA32 hits

Michel Bastos' brace earned Lyon a second successive Champions League win which takes them clear at the Group B summit as they came away from Hapoel Tel Aviv 3-1 victors. The Brazil wideman smashed home a sixth-minute penalty - but it is his second, a venomous 20-yard effort, which will live long in the memory. Penalty-taking goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama pulled a goal back for Hapoel with 11 min...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel Aviv v Lyon - Lyon laden with injuries

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by PA63 hits

Hapoel Tel Aviv coach Eli Gutman insists Lyon's current struggles in Ligue 1 will have no bearing on their Champions League encounter in Israel. Lyon currently sit in the relegation zone after failing to win any of their past four league games, including Saturday's home defeat in the Derby du Rhone to arch rivals St Etienne. The pressure is starting to mount on coach Claude Puel but Gutman rem...Full Story »

Benfica 2-0 Hapoel Tel Aviv - Cardoza seals Benfica win

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by PA20 hits

Benfica put their poor domestic form to one side as they opened their Champions League Group B campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Hapoel Tel Aviv. Jorge Jesus' Portuguese champions have lost three of the opening four matches in the Liga but were on course when their Brazil defender Luisao scored after 21 minutes. Oscar Cardozo then added a second after 69 minutes to seal the points...Full Story »

Jesus aiming to surprise Hapoel

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by PA55 hits

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus is hoping his team can capitalise on Hapoel Tel Aviv's unfamiliarity with Portuguese football when the teams meet in their Champions League Group B opener. The Israeli champions head to the Estadio da Luz having never before faced Portuguese opposition in UEFA competition, and Jesus is keen to make the most of that. "The opponent does not know us so well as the Portug...Full Story »

Pacult: Hapoel will pose tough test

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009 by PA19 hits

Rapid Vienna coach Peter Pacult admits Hapoel Tel Aviv have the technical ability to worry his team in Thursday's Europa League clash in Israel.The Austrian outfit top Group C on four points following an excellent win over highly-fancied Hamburg and a creditable draw away to Celtic, and another victory would put them in a strong position to qualify for the knockout stage.Hapoel, though, are only...Full Story »

Ferreira wary of APOEL threat

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2009 by PA16 hits

Porto manager Jesualdo Ferreira is refusing to underestimate his side's opponents ahead of their Champions League game at home to APOEL on Wednesday.Porto, who won the competition under Jose Mourinho in 2004, are currently second in Group D behind Chelsea with three points after the defeat of Atletico Madrid last time out.That followed the narrow loss to Chelsea in the first match of their Europ...Full Story »

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