Israel beat Andorra 4-1

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

Israel won its second straight European Championship qualifying match, beating Andorra 4-1 on Wednesday.

Nijmegen, Netherlands:

Israel won its second straight European Championship qualifying match, beating Andorra 4-1 on Wednesday. Israel captain Yossi Benayoun, Amit Ben Shushan, Shimon Gershon and Tamuz Temile scored a goal each for Israel. Juli Fernandez added a late consolation goal for Andorra. Benayoun scored the first goal in the ninth minute, heading in a cross from Idal Tal on the right wing, and Shushan beat Andorra goalkeeper Koldo Alvarez from short range two minutes later. Gershon scored Israel's third goal from the penalty spot shortly before halftime after a hand ball by Andorra defender Oscar Sonejee. Temile, a second-half substitute, scored the final goal in the 69th, netting a cross from Shushan. Fernando Silva was sent off late in the match, leaving Andorra with 10 men, but Fernandez still managed to score in the 84th. The match was played in the eastern Dutch city of Nijmegen because UEFA banned Israel from playing matches at home due to safety concerns. Israel has six points from its two matches while Andorra still has zero. England, Macedonia, Croatia, Russia and Estonia are also in Group E. (AP)

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