JERUSALEM, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Israeli soccer club Hapoel Beer Sheva beat Kazakhstan's FC Kairat Almaty 2-0 in the second qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday evening.
About 9,000 fans, who attended the first leg match in the southern city of Beer Sheva, saw the home team score from the penalty spot through striker Ramzi Safuri, after a hand ball by Kairat's Serbian center-back Rade Dugalic.
Beer Sheva doubled the lead in the 63rd minute, with a header by midfielder Eden Shamir.
The second leg match will take place next Thursday in Kazakhstan, where even a minimal loss will be enough for Beer Sheva to advance to the third round.
The winner of the two-leg will meet Sweden's IFK Norrkoping or Latvia's FK Liepaja in the third round. Enditem