Saints held to goalless draw in Israel

Turner Stadium | Thu 29 Sep 6.00PM
Match Report Highlights

HAP v Saints Match Centre

HAP v Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • It ends goalless in Israel
  • Five unbeaten for Saints now and five clean sheets
  • Sparta Praha beat Inter in other Group K clash
  • Saints stay top of Group K

FULL TIME: Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0-0 Southampton

It ends goalless in Israel, as Southampton take a point. It's now five unbeaten for Claude Puel's side.

19.54
87’

Yellow Card for Ben Sahar (Hapoel Be'er Sheva)

The substitute is booked for a foul deep inside the Southampton half.

👏

Fantastic support in Israel!

86’

Southampton substitution: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Nathan Redmond

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is on in place of Nathan Redmond for the final five minutes.

82’

Hapoel Be'er Sheva substitution: Ovidiu Hoban replaces Maharan Radi

A final change for the hosts, as Ovidiu Hoban is introduced for the remaining ten minutes.

76’

More goals in the Czech Republic

It might be goalless in Israel, but Sparta Praha are now leading 3-1 against Internazionale in tonight's other Group K game.

74’

A curling effort from Shane Long lacks power and is comfortably saved by David Goresh.

Puel watches on

The boss hands out instructions as his side looks for a way through in Israel.

72’

Hapoel Be'er Sheva substitution: Maor Bar Buzaglo replaces Maor Melikson

Another change for the hosts, as we tick into the final 20 minutes of the game.

65’

Hapoel Be'er Sheva substitution: Ben Sahar replaces Lucielmo Palhano Soares

A first change for the hosts, as former Chelsea player Ben Sahar is introduced.

64’

Yellow Card for Miguel Ângelo Leonardo Vítor (Hapoel Be'er Sheva)

A late challenge on Dušan Tadić from Miguel Vitor sees the Hapoel defender booked.

60’

Cuco Martina finds some space to drive forward and goes for goal from distance, but it's wide of the target.

Tadić tries to create

Since his introduction, Dušan Tadić has looked lively for the visitors, but it's still goalless in Israel.

53’

Good effort!

James Ward-Prowse does well to find some space from 25 yards and he goes for goal, but David Goresh makes a good save.

First-half action

Here are some photos from the first half of tonight's game against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

47’

We're back under way

Nathan Redmond gets the second half started... Come on, Southampton!

Redmond attacks

Nathan Redmond had a chance towards the end of the first half, but shot over from 12 yards.

HT

HALF TIME: Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0-0 Southampton

Other than Virgil van Dijk's early chance, it's been a very quiet first half in Israel. It's goalless at the break.

36’

Southampton substitution: Dušan Tadić replaces Jake Hesketh

An early change for Southampton, as Dušan Tadić comes on to replace Jake Hesketh.

29’

Excellent from van Dijk!

Superb defending from Virgil van Dijk, as he steps across to read the situation and clear the danger after a clever pass was played in behind Maya Yoshida.

25’

Kadlec has a second

It's now 2-0 to Sparta Praha against Internazionale in the other Group K tie, with Vaclav Kadlec grabbing his second goal of the evening.

Incredible! 👏

Here's a shot of the Southampton fans who have made the journey to Israel.

A first outing for our away kit in the UEFA Europa League! 😍

19’

Forster saves again

Tony Nwakaeme goes for goal from distance, but it's straight at Fraser Forster, who saves comfortably for the second time this evening.

12’

Forster called into action

Fraser Forster is made to work for the first time this evening, as he comfortably saves from Maharan Radi.

10’

Sparta lead against Inter

An update from the other game in Group K, where Sparta Praha have taken the lead against Internazionale!

7’

Good chance!

A stunning free-kick from James Ward-Prowse finds Virgil van Dijk, but the defender can't get his header on target.

3’

We're under way!

The game has started in Israel, where Southampton are up against Hapoel Be'er Sheva. Can they make it FIVE straight wins in all competitions? COYR! 😇

Not long now!

Kick-off is moments away...
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18.01

Warm-up complete

The players have finished their pre-match warm-up. We're not too far away from kick-off in Israel!

17.56

IT'S IMPORTANT TO CHANGE THE PLAYERS BECAUSE WE PLAY MANY GAMES AND I HAVE A VERY GOOD SQUAD.

CLAUDE PUEL
MANAGER
17.52

Welcome!

A big welcome to everyone joining us for tonight's game. You can listen to live audio commentary from Israel. Just click on the play button in the top right-hand corner of your screen!

17.49

Captain van Dijk!

Virgil van Dijk will captain Southampton against Hapoel Be'er Sheva tonight.

17.30
Oriol Romeus Beer Sheva Press Conference Summary

Romeu's pre-match press conference

Oriol Romeu, who starts for Southampton tonight, spoke to the media yesterday ahead of today's game.

17.29

A big night for Hesketh

It's a big night for Southampton Academy graduate Jake Hesketh, as he starts for the first time in the Europa League. Can he score again after netting in the EFL Cup win over Crystal Palace?

17.14

Tonight's Southampton team

Starting XI: Forster, Martina, van Dijk, Yoshida, Targett, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Clasie, Hesketh, Redmond, Long.

Substitutes: McCarthy (GK), Reed, Olomola, Tadić, Stephens, Højbjerg, Cédric.

17.10

Taking a look

The players have arrived at the Turner Stadium and were out on the pitch to take in their surroundings for the evening.

17.07

What would your starting line-up be?

Want to feature in tonight's Matchday Live? Before team news is revealed at 5pm BST, send us a Tweet with how you think Southampton will line up this evening!

16.36

The scene is set

Welcome to the Turner Stadium! The Southampton players will be arriving shortly ahead of tonight's game against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

16.18

DID YOU KNOW?

Hapoel Be'er Sheva have won all three of their home European fixtures at the Turner Stadium. They beat Celtic at home in the Champions League earlier in the season, but went out on away goals.

16.14

I THINK THE SUPPORTERS OF SOUTHAMPTON DESERVE SOMETHING NICE AND WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE IT TO THEM.

ORIOL ROMEU
MIDFIELDER
16.04
Claude Puel on Hapoel Beer Sheva clash

Puel previews tonight's game

We got the thoughts of manager Claude Puel ahead of Southampton's game against Hapoel Be'er Sheva tonight.

15.58
HIGHLIGHTS Southampton 3-0 Sparta Prague

Need a reminder?

Got some time to spare before kick-off? Why not watch highlights from Southampton's excellent 3-0 win against Sparta Praha on matchday one!

15.50

No Austin for Saints tonight

Claude Puel has decided to rest Charlie Austin, José Fonte, Ryan Bertrand and Steven Davis tonight, with the quartet staying back in England to prepare for Leicester City on Sunday.

15.47

New website. New Matchday Live!

Welcome to our brand new Matchday Live Centre! We'll be bringing you all the action from Israel, as Southampton look to make it two wins from two in the UEFA Europa League. COYR! 

15.46

HAP v Saints Line Ups

Hapoel Be'er Sheva

1
David Goresh (GK)
4
Miguel Vítor
5
Shir Tzedek
69
Mihály Korhut
2
Ben Bitton
20
Loai Taha
7
Maharan Radi
Ovidiu Hoban (80′)
9
Tony Nwakaeme
24
Maor Melikson (C)
Maor Bar Buzaglo (70′)
30
John Ogu
22
Lucio Maranhão
Ben Sahar (63′)
17
Matan Ohayon
11
Maor Bar Buzaglo
21
Yuval Shabtay
55
Guy Haimov
15
Vladimir Broun
14
Ben Sahar
12
Ovidiu Hoban

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
33
Matt Targett
15
Cuco Martina
3
Maya Yoshida
17
Virgil van Dijk (C)
42
Jake Hesketh
Dusan Tadic (35′)
14
Oriol Romeu
4
Jordy Clasie
16
James Ward-Prowse
7
Shane Long
22
Nathan Redmond
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (85′)
32
Olufela Olomola
13
Alex McCarthy
2
Cédric Soares
11
Dusan Tadic
24
Jack Stephens
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
18
Harrison Reed

HAP v Saints Match Stats

Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    52
    48
  • Shots
    13
    11
  • Shots on target
    3
    3
  • Corners
    3
    1
  • Passes Complete
    428
    400

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
60
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Tackles
6
Cuco Martina
Cuco Martina
Clearances
9
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
3
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster