Betar miss out on Barca

By Craig Silver, August 8, 2008
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Beter Jerusalem's hopes of a glamour second round qualifying tie against Barcelona were shattered in Poland on Wednesday night.

A 5-0 hammering by Wisla Krakow sent the woeful Israelis out of the competition 6-2 on aggregate.

Elsewhere, Hapoel Tel Aviv will play at Vojvodina in Serbia in the first leg of the second qualifying round of the Uefa Cup on August 14 after a 5-0 aggregate victory over Juvenes of San Marino. The return in Israel will be two weeks later.

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona play Litex of Bulgaria after beating Mogren of Montenegro 4-1 on aggregate. Lothar Matthaus's Maccabi Netanya, who received a bye in the first round, also meet Bulgarian opponents, starting their campaign at home to Cherno More.

In England, Ben Sahar scored twice for his new club Portsmouth in a 4-0 pre-season friendly win over Havant and Waterlooville.

The Israeli international may also feature in Pompey's Community Shield match with Manchester United on Sunday. Yossi Benayoun was on target for Liverpool in a 4-1 victory over Norwegian side Valerenga.

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