Hapoel Beer Sheva and Polish champions Lech Poznan drew 1-1

Israeli club Hapoel Beer Sheva and Polish champions Lech Poznan drew 1-1 on the fourth matchday of Group C in the UEFA Conference League on Thursday evening.

Following the draw, Poznan have five points and remain in second place, while Beer Sheva stay third with three points.

Villarreal, who achieved an away 1-0 win over Austria Wien earlier in the evening, have reached full 12 points, securing first place in the group and a spot in the round of 16 to be played in March. The Austrians remain in fourth place with one point.

11,654 fans at the Toto Turner Stadium saw home striker Tomer Hemed score from the penalty spot in the ninth minute after Poznan’s Joel Pereira had brought down Shay Elias.

Hemed almost doubled the lead in the 37th minute with a header, but the ball hit the crossbar.

Poznan evened the scores in the 44th minute thanks to striker Filip Szymczak, after a headed pass by Filip Dagerstal.

The score remained the same until the end, after a calm second half without serious scoring chances.

Beer Sheva will next play against Villarreal in Spain, while Poznan will play in Austria, with both matches to be played on October 27. ■

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