MX23RW : Saturday, July 24 23:25:10| >> :600:4192159:4192159:
Oct 10, 2014 at 7.45pm UK
Makrides (67')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Damari (38'), Ben Haim (45')

Half-Time Report: Israel two up in Cyprus following Omar Damari and Tal Ben Haim goals

Omar Damari and Tal Ben Haim scores late in the first half to earn Israel a 2-0 lead over Cyprus at the break of their Euro 2016 Group B qualifier in Nicosia.

Omar Damari and Tal Ben Haim both struck in the final seven minutes of the first half to put Israel in command of their Euro 2016 Group B qualifier against Cyprus.

The visitors to Nicosia were beginning their campaign after their fixture with Belgium was suspended and eventually secured the lead which their dominance warranted.

It was Cyprus who started the brighter as Andreas Makris and Konstantinos Makridis tried their luck from range, but Israel soon took control of possession and eventually a series of chances came their way.

Ben Haim, namesake of the former Chelsea and Manchester City defender who was also in the Israel lineup, tested Cyprus goalkeeper Antonis Georgallides with a 20-yard drive minutes before Damari's opener.

The striker found the bottom corner from Ben Haim's cross on 38 minutes, and Eran Zahavi had a good opportunity to double Israel's lead moments later when he struck straight at Georgallides from close range.

Ben Haim did put the visitors 2-0 up prior to the interval as he impressively weaved his way through several challenges in the penalty area before finishing smartly to leave Cyprus, who beat Bosnia-Herzegovina last time out, with a mountain to climb upon the restart.

ID:181726: cacheID:181726:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2688:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
Result: Ten-man Northern Ireland hold on for draw

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea1023
Ecuador flagEcuador1001
29  Great BritainGreat Britain0000
Today's Olympic highlights header

Sunday's key events

· Wave conditions permitting, surfing will make its Olympic debut (11pm-8.20am)

· Another debutant sport at this Olympics, most eyes will be on American Nyjah Huston in the men's street contest as he looks to add Olympic gold to his four world titles and 12 X-Games golds. (12.30am-5am)

· History beckons for Jade Jones as she looks to become a three-time Olympic champion - something never done before in the sport prior to these Games (2am-1.45pm)
· Team GB's Bradly Sinden - world champion two years ago - is also going for gold in the men's -68kg category (2am-1.45pm)

· Already-legendary gymnast Simone Biles makes her first appearance of the Games in the women's qualifying event (2am-2pm)

· The first swimming medals of the Games will be dished out, with home favourite Daiya Seto going for gold in the men's 400m individual medley (2.30am-4.20am)

· Lizzie Deignan is among the Team GB team looking for success in the women's road race (5am-9.30am)

· Reigning two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray starts his title defence against Canadian hotshot Felix Auger-Aliassime (7am approx.)

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right
Olympic Games Men's Football
Taca da Liga
Scottish League Cup
Pre-Season Friendlies
Belgian Pro League
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Finnish Veikkausliiga
Belarusian Premier League
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Chinese Super League

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!