Maccabi bows out of Europa League

Maccabi Tel Aviv failed to make the group stages of the Europa League despite claiming a thrilling 4-3 victory over PSG in the second leg in Israel on Thursday night.

Trailing 2-0 from the first leg at the Parc de Princes, the tie looked as good as over 40 minutes in when Guillaume Hoarau put PSG ahead on the night at the Bloomfield Stadium.

Elran Atar squared things up three minutes into the second half only for the visitors to restore their advantage through French international Ludovic Giuly.

Maccabi made it 2-2 with substitute Yoval Avidor finding the net, and they went ahead on 83 minutes when Haris Medunjanin converted from the spot.

There was still time for two goals in injury time. First, Nene made it 3-3 on the night with a penalty before Atar claimed his second, allowing the hosts to edge home in a seven-goal thriller.

    Last updated: 11:29am, August 27 2010