Israel jump to top of Euro qualifying group with win over Bosnia-Herzogovina

BY foxsports • November 16, 2014

Israel leapfrogged Wales at the top of Group B after an impressive 3-0 win over Bosnia-Herzogovina in Haifa, with goals from Gil Vermouth (36), Omer Damari (45).

Bosnia-Herzogovina defender Toni Sunjic was sent off for a professional foul on Damari at the start of the second half, before Eran Zahavi (70) completed the scoring.

In Group B, Cyprus responded to successive defeats by inflicting a 5-0 defeat on Andorra.

Apoel winger George Efrem became the first Cypriot to score an international hat-trick as he netted twice in the first half (31, 42) before slotting home on the hour.

Giorgos Merkis had set the hosts on their way with a ninth minute goal and Dimitris Christofi (86) completed the scoring with a late fifth from the penalty spot.

In the early kick off in Group H, Norway picked up a valuable 1-0 win at Azerbaijan through a first-half header by Havard Nordtveit of Borussia Monchengladbach.

Turkey, meanwhile, defeated Kazakhstan 3-1 to move off the foot of the group, with Burak Yilmaz netting a first-half brace.

Bulgaria were held to a 1-1 draw by minnows Malta after Clayton Failla's penalty cancelled out Andrey Galabinov's opener for the hosts in Sofia.




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