Tuesday November 2, 2010 Group Stage: Group B Finished Bloomfield

Hapoel Tel Aviv 0 - 0 Schalke 04

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  1. Hapoel out after Schalke draw

    Hapoel out after Schalke draw

    Hapoel Tel Aviv saw their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stages ended after they drew 0-0 at home to German side Schalke. More

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    Time:90'
    • Hapoel Tel Aviv
    • Schalke 04
    • 93' Full time. Hapoel are out and on this showing they aren't good enough to compete at a higher level.
    • 91' The free kick comes to nothing and it looks bleak for Hapoel Tel Aviv. You wouldn't know that from their fans, who have been in full voice all game.
    • 90' Three minutes added time
    • 90' Free kick to Hapoel on half-way, Mare fouled.
    • 89' Final minute of the 90...
    • 88' The home team seem to have given up. They've struggled to break down Schalke all night and they need to urgently now.
    • 87' Edu should score! From the corner he has a free header which he can only power wide. He should have won it there.
    • 86' Schalke threaten again! Jurado flicks the ball across wonderfully towards Huntelaar, he can't make contact but Edu can, his header blocked for a corner.
    • 85' Five minutes left for Hapoel. It's time to throw the kitchen sink at it!
    • 84' Shivhon tries to make ground down by the corner flag. His attempts are in vain, eventually giving away a free kick.
    • 83' Ciprian Deac on for Jefferson Farfan
    • 82' Nearly for Schalke! Hapoel fail to clear a corner, allowing it to fall to the feet of Metzelder, who blazes over from ten-yards out.
    • 80' Ten minutes left for Hapoel to salvage their Champion's League dreams. Can they find a goal???
    • 79' Yet another penalty claim! Dani Bondarv winding into the Schalke box before going down under pressure from Escudero. He looks livid not to have a spot kick, but it was probably the right decision. The referee has been very good tonight.
    • 78' Schalke are sitting back now, seemingly content with 0-0.
    • 77' Calling Farfan Schalke's best player is harsh, actually. Manuel Neuer has kept them in the game with several key saves.
    • 76' Yossi Shivhon almost gives Hapoel the lead!!! A wonderful run from the sub, drifting past several Schalke players before dragging a low shot wide of the post. Shivhon has made a difference since he was introduced.
    • 75' Farfan gets back and makes a crucial interception on the edge of his own box. He's been Schalke's best player this evening.
    • 74' Free kick Hapoel, Moritz tripping Mare in the middle of the pitch.
    • 73' Edu on for Ivan Rakitic
    • 72' More penalty claims from Hapoel, Ben Dayan hitting a cross straight in Uchida and claiming handball. Not a chance of a spot-kick there.
    • 71' Sahar is replaced after struggling to make an impact. What can Victor Mare do?
    • 70' Escudero looks to be in some discomfort and is receiving treatment. He's being led from the field but he looks fine to rejoin the action.
    • 69' Victor Mare on for Ben Sahar
    • 68' What a save from Neuer! Shivhon rises to meet the corner at the near post, his header looks for all the world to be heading for the net before Neuer stretches to make a sublime save. Super stuff.
    • 67' Corner to Hapoel, Shivhon seeing his cross blocked.
    • 66' Schalke have their first shot at goal in a while. Rakitic, clearly a little frustrated, strikes from 25 yards out and watches it fly wide.
    • 65' At the moment Hapoel are having real trouble breaking down the Schalke defence. They are looking sharp in possession, but they have no cutting edge in the final third.
    • 64' Hapoel have to go for it now. They have nothing to lose, it's win or bust for the Israeli team.
    • 63' Raul with a sniff of goal, Farfan's lofted pass almost reaching the Spaniard before Enyeama rushes out to catch.
    • 61' Vermouth twists and turns, trying to break through the Schalke defence. His final pass is poor and is easily intercepted.
    • 60' Yossi Shivhon on for Salim Toama
    • 58' Tamuz close to the opening goal! Hapoel take another hopeless short corner, but they get lucky and retain possession. Salim Toama whips a wonderful cross along the six-yard box, Tamuz tries to convert the chance, but he's unable to get a clean contact on the shot and Neuer gathers.
    • 57' More powerful running from Tamuz, sprinting to keep a pass in play before winning a corner...
    • 56' The match is definitely opening up now, both teams looking for a goal.
    • 55' Neuer launches the ball out and Schalke break with Farfan. The speedy Peruvian advances right to the edge of the Hapoel box before hitting a drive narrowly wide of the post!
    • 54' Neuer makes a save on his own goal line!!! The cross is dangerous, eventually falling at the feet of Ben-Dayan, who attempts to back-heel the ball in from inside the six-yard box. Neuer is scrambling, but eventually gathers the ball.
    • 53' Rakitic trips Tamuz as he makes another run forward. Free kick to Hapoel and a chance to bring the big men up for the set piece...
    • 52' Momentary panic in the Schalke defence, Hapoel claiming a penalty for handball as the clearance is made, but the referee correctly ignores the appeals.
    • 51' Benedikt Howedes is in the book and it's a Hapoel free kick...
    • 50' A committed challenge on Farfan by Zahavi, halting the Peruvian's run before it can begin. A great tackle.
    • 49' Jurado tries to find Uchida in space on the left. The pass is a clever one, but the full-back was in an offside position.
    • 48' Jurado's cross is abysmal, easily cleared by a relieved Hapoel defence.
    • 47' Free kick on the left for Schalke, Jurado over the ball...
    • 46' As with the first half, Schalke trying to keep possession at the start of the half. This is a huge 45 minutes for Hapoel.
    • 45' The second half gets started.
    • 45' Christoph Moritz on for Peer Kluge.
    • 45+2' It's all square at the break. Can either team find a goal in the second half?
    • 45' Two minutes added time.
    • 45' Jurado forcing a save from Enyeama, coming inside onto his right foot and hitting a high effort which the Nigerian turns over the bar.
    • 44' At the other Farfan causes problems again. Getting to the byline and hitting a low cross for Huntelaar, who is unable to get a touch on it.
    • 43' A half chance for Hapoel, Metzelder's sloppy pass gifting them possession. The ball breaks to Sahar, who cutting in on his right foot, isn't sure whether to cross or shoot. In the end he curls a poor effort into Neuer who saves easily.
    • 42' A huge blow for Hapoel, losing their giant defender Douglas just before half time.
    • 41' Bevan Fransman on for Douglas da Silva
    • 41' Douglas, having rejoined the action, has gone down again and won't be able to continue.
    • 40' Rakitic drives across a fantastic cross, Raul flicks on a header at the near post which looks destined for the bottom corner, Enyeama stretches to keep the ball from the back of his net. Good save.
    • 39' Walid Badier earns himself a yellow card for the foul.
    • 38' A lovely touch from Jurado, who flicks the ball beyond Badier and is brought down, earning a free kick.
    • 37' Douglas is receving treatment after taking a knock, he would be a huge loss to the hosts.
    • 36' In the other game in this group, Benfica are currently leading 2-0 against group-leaders Lyon.
    • 35' Huntelaar controls a pass and is through on goal. Only one problem, he handled the pass. Instead of having a chance to score, the Dutchman earns himself a booking.
    • 34' This match is slowly coming to life, both teams looking for the opening goal.
    • 33' Raul lays the ball off for Escudero to strike, his shot is well hit and Enyeama makes a smart save low to his right.
    • 32' Schalke free kick 25-yards out...
    • 31' Wonderful play from Sahar, acrobatically keeping a pass in play on the left wing. He feeds Tamuz, who makes another powerful surge forward. The ball arrives back at the feet of Sahar, who narrowly overhits his through ball and Neuer gathers. Great stuff.
    • 30' Hapoel are definitely in the ascendency now and their fans are urging them on.
    • 29' Jurado finds his way into the book for needlessly kicking the ball away when a free kick had been given.
    • 28' It should be one nil to Hapoel Tel Aviv! More good work from Tamuz, his cross finding Ben Sahar. The striker heads the ball down for Zahavi who eight yards from goal can only hit his half-volley straight at Neuer, what a waste.
    • 26' Farfan, who has looked the man most likely to make a breakthrough for Schalke, gets to the byline and clips in a decent cross which is headed clear inside the six-yard box.
    • 25' Neat play from Hapoel between Tamuz and Vermouth. Bondarv makes a wonderful break forward but the throughball looking for him is slightly misplaced. The Israeli team are on top at the moment.
    • 24' Zahavi strikes his effort cleanly, but it's comfortably over Neuer's crossbar.
    • 23' Rakitic is booked for the handball.
    • 22' Rakitic curls a cross towards goal which is easily cleared. Hapoel break with Tamuz, who finds Zahavi. Zahavi attempts a pass, which Rakitic blocks with his arm. A dangerous free kick for the home team now...
    • 21' Farfan is tripped by Douglas 25 yards from goal, a great opportunity for Schalke.
    • 20' Hapoel have come into the game in the last couple of minutes, they desperately need a positive result tonight.
    • 19' Ben Sahar with another opening for Hapoel. He's found in acres of space on the left, slowly making his way into the box. He delays his pass, eventually being crowded out and hitting a tame effort into the arms of Neuer.
    • 18' Tamuz's shot is the first moment of quality in a scrappy match. Hopefully more will follow...
    • 17' Toto Tamuz with the best attempt of the match so far. He's 20-yards out and hits a low, right-footed drive at goal which Neuer does well to parry away.
    • 15' Kluge seems to have recovered and rejoins the action.
    • 14' Kluge seems to have hurt himself during that attempt on goal, he's limping off the field to receive treatment.
    • 13' For a moment Kluge thinks he is through, turning inside the box and curling a low effort at goal, only to see the long legs of Douglas da Silva make a crucial block. Excellent defending from the Brazilian.
    • 12' More prolonged possession for Schalke, Farfan in particular seeing a lot of the ball. For the moment they are struggling to break down Hapoel.
    • 11' Hapoel also elect to take a short corner but they make a mess of it, Sahar surrendering possession.
    • 10' Sahar is looking lively, he runs at Uchida and earns a corner for the home team.
    • 9' The corner is taken short to Rakitic, he attempts a cross-come-shot which Enyeama handles with ease.
    • 9' Farfan finds way too much space inside the Hapoel box, his low cross looks for Raul and is put behind for a corner.
    • 8' A decent cross is floated into the box, but Manuel Neuer claims the ball with a confident catch.
    • 7' Hapoel with a dangerous free kick and a chance to push men forward...
    • 6' Jurado pushes over Dani Bondarv near the Hapoel goalline and gives away a free kick. Solid defending from Bondarv.
    • 5' Schalke have settled quicker and are enjoying the majority of possession early on.
    • 4' First yellow card of the match goes to Eran Zahavi for a late sliding challenge on Jurado. Free kick Schalke on the half-way line.
    • 3' Early pressure from Schalke, Jurado whipping in a dangerous low cross which only needs a touch, but both Raul and Huntelaar are too far away.
    • 1' The atmosphere inside the stadium is tremendous, it's clear how big this game is for Hapoel Tel Aviv.
    • 0' Kick off, we're under way!
    • 19:40 Only five minutes until kick off in Tel Aviv, can the home side keep their hopes alive or will Schalke take a giant step into the next phase of the Champion's League?
    • 19:35 The equation is very simple for Hapoel, anything but a win will end their hopes of competing in the last 16 of this season's Champion's League. Schalke already hold a six-point lead over them in the group and there are only two group matches left after tonight.
    • 19:30 Raul can break a 33-year-old record tonight. The former Real Madrid man is level with German legend Gerd Muller on 69 goals in European club competition, one more and he would hold the record in his own right.
    • 19:25 Schalke's front two are enough to strike fear into any European defence. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has started the season on fire having scored 14 goals in 16 games for club and country. His strike partner needs no introduction, Real Madrid and Spain legend Raul.
    • 19:20 Hapoel Tel Aviv line up with a straight forward 4-4-2 formation. They boast a lively-looking forward line with former Chelsea striker Ben Sahar playing alongside fellow Israel international Toto Tamuz.
    • 19:15 Despite being tipped to top the Bundesliga by some pundits before the season began, Schalke have endured a wretched start to their domestic campaign. A home defeat to Leverkusen at the weekend leaves them 17th in the table with a wretched 6 points.
    • 19:10 Hapoel have made a solid start to the Israeli season, a double from Toto Tamuz and one from Eran Zahavi gave them a 3-2 win over Hapoel Beer-Sheva last weekend and they sit fourth in the table.
    • 19:05 Team news: Hapoel Tel-Aviv 1-Vincent Enyeama, 3-Douglas da Silva, 4-Dani Bondarv, 10-Walid Badier, 11-Ben Sahar, 14-Gil Vermouth, 15-Salim Toama, 16-Eran Zahavi, 18-Shay Abutbul, 19-Dedi Ben-Dayan, 99-Toto Tamuz /// Schalke 1-Manuel Neuer, 3-Sergio Escudero, 4-Benedikt Howedes, 7-Raul Gonzalez, 10-Ivan Rakitic, 12-Peer Kluge, 17-Jefferson Farfan, 18-Jose Manuel Jurado, 21-Christoph Metzelder, 22-Atsuto Uchida, 25-Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
    • 19:00 Schalke's Champion's League prospects are far brighter, they currently sit second in the group on six points, three points behind leaders Lyon. Win tonight and they would have one foot in the knockout stage.
    • 18:55 History is not on Hapoel's side ahead of this match, the only two previous Israeli teams to qualify for the group stages (Maccabi Haifa and Maccabi Tel-Aviv) both finished bottom of their groups. Eli Gutman's team will have to improve quickly if they are to buck the trend.
    • 18:50 Hapoel are currently rock-bottom of Group B having not managed a point so far this campaign. In the reverse fixture a fortnight ago Schalke came out on top, a brace from Raul helping the Germans to a 3-1 win in Gelsenkirchen.
    • 18:45 Welcome to our coverage of what is a must-win match for home-team Hapoel Tel-Aviv against German side FC Schalke 04.
  • Summary

    • 87' Edu should score! From the corner he has a free header which he can only power wide. He should have won it there.
    • 82' Nearly for Schalke! Hapoel fail to clear a corner, allowing it to fall to the feet of Metzelder, who blazes over from ten-yards out.
    • 79' Yet another penalty claim! Dani Bondarv winding into the Schalke box before going down under pressure from Escudero. He looks livid not to have a spot kick, but it was probably the right decision. The referee has been very good tonight.
    • 76' Yossi Shivhon almost gives Hapoel the lead!!! A wonderful run from the sub, drifting past several Schalke players before dragging a low shot wide of the post. Shivhon has made a difference since he was introduced.
    • 68' What a save from Neuer! Shivhon rises to meet the corner at the near post, his header looks for all the world to be heading for the net before Neuer stretches to make a sublime save. Super stuff.
    • 58' Tamuz close to the opening goal! Hapoel take another hopeless short corner, but they get lucky and retain possession. Salim Toama whips a wonderful cross along the six-yard box, Tamuz tries to convert the chance, but he's unable to get a clean contact on the shot and Neuer gathers.
    • 55' Neuer launches the ball out and Schalke break with Farfan. The speedy Peruvian advances right to the edge of the Hapoel box before hitting a drive narrowly wide of the post!
    • 54' Neuer makes a save on his own goal line!!! The cross is dangerous, eventually falling at the feet of Ben-Dayan, who attempts to back-heel the ball in from inside the six-yard box. Neuer is scrambling, but eventually gathers the ball.
    • 45' Jurado forcing a save from Enyeama, coming inside onto his right foot and hitting a high effort which the Nigerian turns over the bar.
    • 40' Rakitic drives across a fantastic cross, Raul flicks on a header at the near post which looks destined for the bottom corner, Enyeama stretches to keep the ball from the back of his net. Good save.
    • 33' Raul lays the ball off for Escudero to strike, his shot is well hit and Enyeama makes a smart save low to his right.
    • 28' It should be one nil to Hapoel Tel Aviv! More good work from Tamuz, his cross finding Ben Sahar. The striker heads the ball down for Zahavi who eight yards from goal can only hit his half-volley straight at Neuer, what a waste.
    • 17' Toto Tamuz with the best attempt of the match so far. He's 20-yards out and hits a low, right-footed drive at goal which Neuer does well to parry away.
    • 13' For a moment Kluge thinks he is through, turning inside the box and curling a low effort at goal, only to see the long legs of Douglas da Silva make a crucial block. Excellent defending from the Brazilian.
    • 3' Early pressure from Schalke, Jurado whipping in a dangerous low cross which only needs a touch, but both Raul and Huntelaar are too far away.
    • 19:05 Team news: Hapoel Tel-Aviv 1-Vincent Enyeama, 3-Douglas da Silva, 4-Dani Bondarv, 10-Walid Badier, 11-Ben Sahar, 14-Gil Vermouth, 15-Salim Toama, 16-Eran Zahavi, 18-Shay Abutbul, 19-Dedi Ben-Dayan, 99-Toto Tamuz /// Schalke 1-Manuel Neuer, 3-Sergio Escudero, 4-Benedikt Howedes, 7-Raul Gonzalez, 10-Ivan Rakitic, 12-Peer Kluge, 17-Jefferson Farfan, 18-Jose Manuel Jurado, 21-Christoph Metzelder, 22-Atsuto Uchida, 25-Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

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    Manager: Eli Gutman

  • Schalke 04

    Manager: Felix Magath

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