Dundalk become first Irish team to win a European group stage game

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Dundalk forward Ciaran Kilduff runs away in celebration after scoring against Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Dundalk shocked Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the Europa League with a deserved 1-0 win to become the first Irish team to earn a European group stage victory.

The semi-professionals bossed the first half but squandered numerous chances against the Israeli visitors.

The breakthrough came on 73 minutes when substitute Ciaran Kilduff volleyed in from Daryl Horgan’s cross.

Dundalk drew their opening Group D game with AZ Alkmaar and sit second, two points behind Zenit St Petersburg.

More to follow….

Line-ups

Dundalk

  • 1Rogers
  • 2Gannon
  • 3Gartland
  • 4Boyle
  • 14Massey
  • 18BensonSubstituted forShielsat 85′minutes
  • 10Finn
  • 5ShieldsBooked at 89mins
  • 7Horgan
  • 11McEleneySubstituted forMountneyat 75′minutes
  • 9McMillanSubstituted forKilduffat 65′minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Mountney
  • 12Grimes
  • 15Barrett
  • 16Kilduff
  • 19Shiels
  • 21Meenan
  • 22Sava

M’bi Tel-Aviv

  • 95Rajkovic
  • 42Peretz
  • 26Ben HaimBooked at 90mins
  • 18Tibi
  • 20Ben Harush
  • 4Medunjanin
  • 6AlbermanSubstituted forItzhakiat 75′minutes
  • 40IgieborSubstituted forMichaat 60′minutes
  • 5Scarione
  • 24Kjartansson
  • 11Ben HaimBooked at 81minsSubstituted forBenayounat 81′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lifshitz
  • 9Ben Basat
  • 10Itzhaki
  • 15Micha
  • 21Filipenko
  • 23Golasa
  • 51Benayoun
Referee:
Andris Treimanis

Match Stats

Home TeamDundalkAway TeamM’bi Tel-Aviv
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dundalk 1, Maccabi Tel Aviv 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundalk 1, Maccabi Tel Aviv 0.

Booking

Tal Ben Haim (Maccabi Tel Aviv) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Maccabi Tel Aviv).

Dean Shiels (Dundalk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Maccabi Tel Aviv. Conceded by John Mountney.

Attempt blocked. Haris Medunjanin (Maccabi Tel Aviv) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Chris Shields (Dundalk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Barak Itzhaki (Maccabi Tel Aviv) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Shields (Dundalk).

Offside, Maccabi Tel Aviv. Eytan Tibi tries a through ball, but Vidar Orn Kjartansson is caught offside.

Omri Ben Harush (Maccabi Tel Aviv) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Boyle (Dundalk).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv) because of an injury.

Corner, Dundalk. Conceded by Omri Ben Harush.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundalk. Dean Shiels replaces Robbie Benson.

Foul by Barak Itzhaki (Maccabi Tel Aviv).

Dane Massey (Dundalk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Barak Itzhaki (Maccabi Tel Aviv) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Haris Medunjanin.

Dor Micha (Maccabi Tel Aviv) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dane Massey (Dundalk).

Ezequiel Scarione (Maccabi Tel Aviv) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Shields (Dundalk).

Substitution

Substitution, Maccabi Tel Aviv. Yossi Benayoun replaces Tal Ben Haim II.

Booking

Tal Ben Haim II (Maccabi Tel Aviv) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tal Ben Haim II (Maccabi Tel Aviv).

John Mountney (Dundalk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ronan Finn (Dundalk) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Daryl Horgan.

Substitution

Substitution, Maccabi Tel Aviv. Barak Itzhaki replaces Gal Alberman.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundalk. John Mountney replaces Patrick McEleney.

Goal!

Goal! Dundalk 1, Maccabi Tel Aviv 0. Ciarán Kilduff (Dundalk) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daryl Horgan with a cross.

Corner, Maccabi Tel Aviv. Conceded by Andrew Boyle.

Attempt blocked. Vidar Orn Kjartansson (Maccabi Tel Aviv) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dor Micha.

Attempt blocked. Ronan Finn (Dundalk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robbie Benson.

Foul by Ezequiel Scarione (Maccabi Tel Aviv).

Chris Shields (Dundalk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Vidar Orn Kjartansson (Maccabi Tel Aviv) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Haris Medunjanin.

Attempt missed. Ciarán Kilduff (Dundalk) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ronan Finn with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundalk. Ciarán Kilduff replaces David McMillan.

goal

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