Haifa progress in Champions League

Maccabi Haifa cruised into the third qualifying round of the Champions League with a 7-4 aggregate win over Borac on Wednesday night.

Leading 5-1 from the first leg in Israel last week, the Israelis fell behind after nine minutes when Branislav Krunić struck for the Bosnians at the Gradski Stadium.

But their joy was short-lived as the visitors drew level through striker Vladimir Dvalishvili midway through the first half.

A feisty contest saw seven players booked and it was Borac who went into the interval leading when Krunić scored his and Borac's second of the night.

Dvalishvili levelled the scores after 54 minutes and even though Nemanja Vidaković scored a late winner for Borac, it was Haifa who booked their place in the next qualifying round against Slovenians champions Maribor.

Haifa: Nir Davidovitch (capt), Jurica Buljat, Seidu Yahaya, Gustavo Boccoli (sub: Bamidele Yampolsky 57), Vladimir Dvalishvili, Idan Vered (sub: Mohammad Ghadir 75), Talb Twatha, Weaam Amasha (sub: Shlomi Azulay 68), Eyal Golasa, Andriy Pylyavskyi, Eyal Meshumar. Subs not used: Bojan Shranov, Sari Falach, Haim Magrashvili, Ali Osman

Goals: Vladimir Dvalishvili 24, 54

Booked: Talb Twatha 36, Gustavo Boccoli 45, Seidu Yahaya 90

    Last updated: 12:46pm, July 21 2011