Hapoel Be’erSheva win opening Champions League match
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Hapoel Be’erSheva win opening Champions League match

Israeli champions take slender lead into next week's second leg in Hungary.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Hapoel Be'erSheva will take a 2-1 lead into next week's second leg.
Hapoel Be'erSheva will take a 2-1 lead into next week's second leg.

Hapoel Beer’Sheba began their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 win on Wednesday evening.

Champions League second qualifying round first leg:
Hapoel Be’erSheva 2 Honved 1
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017

The two-times Israeli champions will take 2-1 lead to Budapest next week, after goals from Portuguese defender Miguel Vitor and Dan Einbinder had given them a 2-0 lead at Turner Stadium.

Davide Lanzafame scored what could be a precious away goal for the Hungarians, meaning they just need a 1-0 win n next week’s second leg, which will take place in front of empty stands after Honved was punished by UEFA for racist chanting by its fans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOZyRqKVi7w

Be’erSheva coach Barak Bachar said: “The score-line isn’t great but at least we won. For this stage of the season we played quite well. We won and our fate is in our hands. But we face a tough job in the second leg. We saw tonight that we are facing a good team and we will need to be ready next week. I’m confident we will complete the job next week.”

Einbinder said: “We hoped to win by a bigger margin. I’m very happy that we won and remained in control of this tie. The most important thing is to ensure we progress to the next round.”

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