FC Maccabi Tel Aviv 4 – FC Paris St. Germain 3

Paris St. Germain midfielder JEREMY CLEMENT (23), who transferred to the French capital from Scottish club Glasgow Rangers for 1.8 milliion English pounds in January of 2007, turns Israel international defender KLEMI SABAN (2) of FC Maccabi Tel Aviv, who cost a mere 180,000 U.S. dollars to purchase from FC Maccabi Netanya this summer, inside out at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv. (www.psg.fr photo)

UEFA Europa League
Playoff round, second leg

4 – FC Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR) —— Atar 48′, 90+5′, Avidor 68′, Medunjanin pen 83′
3 – FC Paris St. Germain (FRA) ——- Horau pen 40′, Giuly 64′, Nene pen 90+3′

A wild second half featuring no fewer than six goals, including two tallies in injury time alone, saw FC MACCABI TEL AVIV edge visiting PARIS ST. GERMAIN 4-3 in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League playoff tie.

Not enough for the Israeli outfit to overturn the first leg deficit from Paris. Still, a second goal of the game from 23-year-old striker ELIRAN AITAR, a summer acquisition from FC Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv costing 1.2 million U.S. dollars, provided FC Maccabi Tel Aviv victory for the evening and a measure of pride for a result against a club of considerable pedigree.

Bosnia / Herzegovina international midfielder HARIS MEDUNJANIN, Maccabi Tel Aviv’s most expensive foreign signing this off-season with 800,000 Euros going to Spanish side Real Valladolid, managed a fourth goal in six UEFA Europa League matches for his new employers.


FC MACCABI TEL AVIV : Strauber ; Ziv, Strool, Pavicevic, Saban ; Yeini (Malul 65′), Sidibe, Medunjanin, Buzaglo (Cahlon 79′) ; Colautti (Avidor 46′), Atar

FC PARIS ST. GERMAIN : Edel ; Armand, Sakho (Camara 78′), Chantome, Jallet ; Makonda, Giuly, Clement, Nene ; Luyindula, Horau (Maurice 67′)


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