Union Berlin beats Israel's Maccabi Haifa in UEFA Conference League

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JERUSALEM, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champion Maccabi Haifa suffered 1-0 home loss to Bundesliga side Union Berlin in the fifth round of Group E in the UEFA Conference League on Thursday evening.

Haifa remain with four points at the bottom of the four-team group where Union stand in third place.

Feyenoord Rotterdam, who drew 2-2 in an away match against Slavia Prague, reached 11 points to secure first place and a spot in the Round of 16.

The Czech side are currently in second place with seven points, one more than the Germans, ahead of a decisive match between the two sides in Berlin on December 9 in the last round of the group.

After a first half without any serious scoring chances, Haifa missed an opening goal in the 48th minute, by striker Dean David.

Union scored the winning goal in the 66th minute, from a long-range header by Norwegian midfielder Julian Ryerson, after an accurate pass by Sheraldo Becker. Enditem

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