Kairat Almaty hosted Maccabi Haifa for the second leg of the first qualifying round of the Champions League. The first leg was played in Haifa and ended 1:1. This year, as you probably already know, the away goals rule has been canceled, so the team that wins will advance to the next stage.
Maccabi’s line-up: Josh Cohen, Raz Meir, Bogdan Planic, Rami Gershon, Shon Goldberg, Jose Rodriguez, Mohammed Abu Fani, Dolev Haziza, Tjaronn Chery (C), Omer Atzili, Dean David.
2’ Abu Fani steals the ball and passes it to Dean David who shoots powerfully from 20 meters, but the ball hits a defender and is deflected to a corner kick.
9’ David crosses the ball into the box, Atzili heads it, but the ball goes above the crossbar.
10’ Vagner Love scores and gives the lead to the Kazakhs. 1:0 to Kairat.
33’ The ball is crossed into Maccabi’s box and Vagner Love shoots to the bottom corner, but Cohen manages to block the shot with his fingertips. A great save by Josh.
37’ Another dangerous opportunity for the Kazakhs. Once again Vagner Love finds himself inside the box and once again Cohen denies his shot.
46’ Substitution for Maccabi: Ali Mohamed in, Jose Rodriguez out.
54’ Abu Fani shoots from outside the box, but the goalkeeper collects it.
64’ Substitution for Maccabi: Godsway Donyoh in, Dean David out.
64’ Chery heads the ball from close range, but Pokatilov blocks the attempt.
66’ Abiken doubles the score. 2:0 for Kairat
69’ Substitution for Maccabi: Ben Sahar in, Raz Meir out.
72’ A lovely double pass between Chery and Atzili leaves the latter inside the box in a good situation, but the defense clears the ball straight to Donyoh who shoots wide.
74’ Donyoh crosses the ball inside the box after a brilliant personal move, but the goalkeeper collects it.
80’ Double substitution for Maccabi: Maor Levi and Sun Menachem in, Mohammed Abu Fani and Shon Goldberg out.
90’+2’ The referee sends off Ali Mohamed and Sergey Keyler following a confrontation near the host team bench.
90’+8’ Final whistle.