Tel-Aviv close in after draw

Maccabi Tel-Aviv are on the brink of qualifying for the last 32 of the Europa League after they held Apoel Nicosia to a goalless draw at the GSP Stadium.

Last Updated: 28/11/13 at 22:39 Post Comment

Paulo Sousa: Tel-Aviv boss close to qualification

Paulo Sousa: Tel-Aviv boss close to qualification

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Paulo Sousa's side remain second in Group F with eight points following the stalemate - the same result played out between the two sides in the reverse fixture at Bloomfield Stadium on September 19 - ahead of their final group clash against Bordeaux next month.

Third-placed Apoel, meanwhile, remain three points further back and with a worse goal difference to Maccabi with a match to come against Group F winners Eintracht Frankfurt.

The away side started well and Maharan Radi's cross was cleared by Nuno Morais before it could amount to anything.

Apoel could have taken the lead minutes later as they were awarded a free-kick after Carlos Garcia was penalised for a foul on Athos Solomou. Konstantinos Charalambidis took the set-piece but Marcelo Oliveira's header sailed over the crossbar.

Midway through the first half Efstathios Aloneftis had his cross-shot tipped over the bar by Juan Pablo as the home side pushed for the opener.

Maccabi striker Barach Yitzhaki came close 10 minutes before the break but his shot from the centre of the Apoel area failed to hit the target.

The home side continued to search for an opener after the break and Nektarios Alexandrou was unfortunate just before the hour when his close-range shot just missed the right-hand post.

Juan Pablo was again called into action as Esmael Goncalves' 25-yard effort came close to breaking the deadlock moments before Alexandrou had a chance with a close-range shot which he fired over the bar.

Maccabi had not given up yet and Tal Ben Haim had the final chance of the contest with a beautiful shot from the left of the 18-yard box that forced Rafael Urko to tip around the post.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

There are no results at present.

Footer 365

Kagawa: My heart stayed in Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa admits life at Manchester United was "particularly difficult", but the playmaker says his heart was always at Borussia Dortmund.

Championship: Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City

Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City, with the option to extend for a further year.

Champions League: Jack Wilshere believes Arsenal will bounce back from Dortmund defeat

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes Arsene Wenger's men will bounce back from the 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property