European adventure ends for Saints

St Mary's Stadium | Thu 08 Dec 8.05PM
Match Report

Saints v HAP Match Centre

Saints v HAP As It Happened

moments that mattered

  • Saints' European adventure ends after a score draw with Be'er Sheva
  • Maor Buzaglo gave the visitors a lead that proved decisive on 79 minutes
  • Virgil van Dijk levelled in stoppage time but they couldn't find a winner
  • Charlie Austin replaced in the first-half after sustaining an injury

FULL TIME: Saints 1-1 Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Heartbreak for Saints as their European adventure ends after a 1-1 draw with Be'er Sheva. van Dijk levelled late on but it was not enough. 

+3’

Maranhão's shot blocked 

Lucio Maranhāo's shot is blocked behind for a corner and that might be that.

+2’

Yoshida heads wide

James Ward-Prowse sends in a right-footed cross and Maya Yoshida heads agonisingly wide.

GOALSCORER 17 Virgil Van Dijk

Is there hope?

Virgil van Dijk controls a cross from the left before side-footing past David Goresh inside the box. A roar goes up around St Mary's. Come on! 😇

90’

GOOOAL!!!

Virgil Van Dijk (90’) | Southampton 1 1 Hapoel Be'er Sheva

89’

Yoshida rises 

Dušan Tadić digs out a cross the far post from the left, Maya Yoshida climbs highest but his header is saved by David Goresh.

87’

Ward-Prowse's cross clear

James Ward-Prowse sends in a promising ball towards Shane Long but he can't get a header on target. Maya Yoshida now in an advanced position. Saints need two goals.

82’

Southampton substitution: James Ward-Prowse replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Third and final change as James Ward-Prowse comes on to try and help turn things around.

Hapoel lead

Maor Buzagllo fires past Fraser Forster from the edge of the box to give Be'er Sheva the lead.

78’

Goal

Maor Bar Buzaglo (78’) | Southampton 0 1 Hapoel Be'er Sheva

76’

Hapoel Be'er Sheva substitution: Yuval Shabtay replaces Mihály Korhut

Flying forward

Cédric is upended on the attack as Saints go in search of the opening goal here at St Mary's.

69’

Maranhão heads wide

Lucio Maranhão's first involvement sees his header go wide at the back post from Ben Bitton's deep cross.

68’

Close!

Virgil van Dijk heads towards goal from the corner, David Goresh looks to get a touch but it's a goal kick despite the appeals.

67’

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

67’

Davis fires wide

Nathan Redmond holds the ball on the left before playing it back to Steven Davis, who sees his right-footed shot deflect wide.

63’

Tadić effort headed clear

Oriol Romeu sees his shot blocked but it falls for Dušan Tadić in the box, who sees his curling effort headed out by Ben Bitton.

60’

Yellow Card for Shir Tzedek (Hapoel Be'er Sheva)

59’

Southampton sub: Dušan Tadić replaces Josh Sims

It's a return to action for Dušan Tadić as he replaces youngster Josh Sims.

57’

Saints pressing

Ryan Bertrand's dangerous low centre is cleared away with Shane Long waiting to connect. The tempo has certainly increased here. Come on, Saints! 😇

55’

Hapoel Be'er Sheva substitution: Mohammad Ghadir replaces Ovidiu Hoban

52’

van Dijk chance goes wide

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's clever flick on almost falls kindly for Virgil van Dijk but he can't test David Goresh with his effort.

50’

Chance for Sahar

Ben Sahar takes in a shot from the edge of the box and looks to test Fraser Forster but Maya Yoshida does well to block it.

47’

Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)

45’

Back underway!

Nathan Redmond gets proceedings underway for a big second-half in the Europa League. Let's go! 💪

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

It's all square at the break. Claude Puel's men have had the better of the first-half but are yet to find a breakthrough. This scoreline though would see them progress.

+2’

Redmond's free-kick saved

Nathan Redmond gets it up and over the wall but it's comfortable for David Goresh who is behind it all the way.

+1’

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

Miguel Vitor makes a late challenge on Shane Long and Saints have a free-kick in a promising position.

43’

Yellow Card for John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva)

John Ogu booked for bringing Oriol Romeu's driving run to a halt after the Spaniard had intercepted brilliantly. 

39’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Charlie Austin

Shane Long replaces the injured Charlie Austin in Claude Puel's first change.

37’

Austin receiving treatment

Charlie Austin meets the resulting corner and he's hurt himself in the process. It doesn't look like he can continue.

35’

Redmond forces a save

Nathan Redmond picks up Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's pass before shifting the ball on to his right foot and testing David Goresh with a curling shot. 

van Dijk in the thick of things

Virgil van Dijk goes up for a header with Be'er Sheva keeper David Goresh in a bid to make the breakthrough.

Driving forward

Nathan Redmond looks to create an opening early on in what has been a tightly contested encounter so far.

26’

Buzaglo free-kick clear

Maor Buzaglo's free-kick, after Maya Yoshida had brought down Ben Sahar, is headed away and Saints almost create a chance on the break.

23’

Austin offside

Cédric's deep cross is headed towards Charlie Austin by Nathan Redmond but he is adjudged to be in an offside position. 

16’

Cédric's cross headed to safety

Cédric gets down the right and delivers a dangerous looking cross but Josh Sims can't quite reach it and Shir Tzedek nods it back to the keeper.

Força Chape

Saints players pay their respects to those who lost their lives on Chapecoense's flight in Colombia, ahead of kick-off tonight.

12’

Sahar's run stopped 

Former Chelsea striker Ben Sahar looks to open up Southampton's defence, but he is stopped in his tracks by Cédric.

8’

Sims on the charge 

Josh Sims drives forward from midfield and he forces David Goresh to push away his shot for a corner, but it comes to nothing.

2’

Early corner

Nathan Redmond's right-footed delivery is met by Charlie Austin but he can only steer his header into the arms of David Goresh.

0’

We're underway

Be'er Sheva forward Ben Sahar gets us going for the first half at St Mary's. Come on! 😇

Warm-ups done 💪

Five minutes to go until kick-off against Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the UEFA Europa League! 

19.59

we play at home in front of our fans, and it's a fantastic OPPORTUNITY. it's important that we give a good answer.

CLAUDE PUEL
MANAGER
19.29

Hapoel Be'er Sheva team is in

Starting XI: Goresh, Bitton, Vitor, Tzedek (c), Radi, Nwakaeme, Buzaglo, Hoban, Sahar, Ogu, Korhut.

Substitutes: Ghadir, Haimov, Maranhão, Ohayon, Shabtai, Taha, Turgeman. 

19.08

Saints team confirmed

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, van Dijk (c), Yoshida, Bertrand, Davis, Romeu, Højbjerg, Redmond, Sims, Austin.

Substitutes: Lewis, Fonte, McQueen, Ward-Prowse, Clasie, Tadić, Long.

18.58

Team news coming soon!

Not long now until Claude Puel's starting XI for tonight's final Europa League group game is revealed. Who'd be in your line-up?

18.49

Match Preview: Saints vs Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Get all the information you need ahead of tonight's clash against Be'er Sheva with our comprehensive match preview.

18.42

St Mary's is ready 😍

The scene is set for tonight's UEFA Europa League clash under the lights at St Mary's, where Southampton take on Hapoel Be'er Sheva. 

18.02

They've arrived!

The players were in good spirits as they arrived for tonight's Europa League clash against Hapoel Be'er Sheva. 

17.59

Saints arrive ahead of Be'er Sheva clash

The Saints squad arrive ahead of a big night at St Mary's in the UEFA Europa League against Israeli outfit Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

17.34

Davis hoping for another special St Mary's night

Watch as Saints midfielder Steven Davis looks ahead to tonight's Europa League clash against Israeli side Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

16.40

Pick up your Be'er Sheva edition of SAINTS

Ryan Bertrand features in the latest UEFA Europa League edition of SAINTS. If you're not heading to St Mary's tonight, you can order yours at saintsmagazines.co.uk!

16.36

Opposition View: Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Get the view from the opposition camp, as Hapoel Be'er Sheva boss Barak Bakhar previews tonight's clash against Southampton.

16.33

we're going to play a good team but we are here to focus on ourselves. WE KNOW WE NEED TO SCORE AND WE'VE BEEN PLANNING WITH THAT IN MIND.

barak bakhar
hapoel be'er SHEVA MANAGER
16.31

if we want to continue this experience it's important to win, and with the support of our fans to make a strong game.

claude puel
manager
16.29

Puel previews Be'er Sheva

Get the thoughts of Saints boss Claude Puel as he looks ahead to tonight's decisive Group K clash against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

16.21

A big night beckons...

Southampton take on Israeli outfit Hapoel Be'er Sheva in a winner takes all UEFA Europa League clash for a place in the knockout stages. 😇

16.17

Saints v HAP Line Ups

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
3
Maya Yoshida
17
Virgil van Dijk (C)
8
Steven Davis
14
Oriol Romeu
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
James Ward-Prowse (82′)
39
Josh Sims
Dusan Tadic (59′)
10
Charlie Austin
Shane Long (39′)
22
Nathan Redmond
7
Shane Long
41
Harry Lewis
6
José Fonte
11
Dusan Tadic
4
Jordy Clasie
16
James Ward-Prowse
38
Sam McQueen

Hapoel Be'er Sheva

1
David Goresh (GK)
69
Mihály Korhut
Yuval Shabtay (77′)
4
Miguel Vítor
2
Ben Bitton
5
Shir Tzedek (C)
30
John Ogu
12
Ovidiu Hoban
Mohammad Ghadir (56′)
7
Maharan Radi
11
Maor Bar Buzaglo
9
Tony Nwakaeme
14
Ben Sahar
Lucio Maranhão (68′)
55
Guy Haimov
8
Mohammad Ghadir
21
Yuval Shabtay
20
Loai Taha
22
Lucio Maranhão
3
Ben Turgeman
17
Matan Ohayon

Saints v HAP Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Hapoel Be'er Sheva
  • Possession (%)
    55
    45
  • Shots
    15
    8
  • Shots on target
    5
    1
  • Corners
    7
    1
  • Passes Complete
    366
    298

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Shots On Target
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Chances Created
4
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Passes Completed
57
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
3
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Clearances
8
Cédric
Cédric