Hapoel cruise into Europa League group stage

By Danny Caro, August 30, 2012

Hapoel Tel Aviv will join Liverpool and Spurs in Friday's Europa League group stage draw following an easy 7-1 aggregate victory over Dudelange of Luxembourg.

The Israelis ran out 4-0 winners in Thursday night's second leg at the Bloomfield Stadium, with three of the goals coming from substitutes in a contest where all the goals came in the last 22 minutes.

A strike from Hanan Maman on 66 minutes allowed the floodgates to open as Victor Mare doubled the advantage 11 minutes from time.

Maman scored his second and Hapoel's third six minutes from the end before Israeli international Salim Toama completed the scoring after 88 minutes.

Hapoel will go into pot two for the draw.

    Last updated: 10:39pm, August 30 2012