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Christoph Metzelder concedes a free kick for a foul on Toto Tamuz. Free kick crossed right-footed by Shay Abutbul.
Unfair challenge on Victor Merey by Sergio Escudero results in a free kick. Victor Merey restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Jose Manuel Jurado from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Goncalves Edu misses to the right of the target.
Gonzalez Raul fouled by Shay Abutbul, the ref awards a free kick. Atsuto Uchida takes the free kick.
Christoph Moritz concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Merey. Vincent Enyeama restarts play with the free kick.
Ciprian Deac takes a shot. Dani Bondarv gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Ciprian Deac. Effort on goal by Christoph Metzelder from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is crossed by Atsuto Uchida, clearance by Dani Bondarv.
Ciprian Deac is brought on as a substitute for Jefferson Farfan.
Shot from just outside the area by Yossi Shivhon misses to the left of the target.
Christoph Moritz concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Merey. Direct free kick taken by Shay Abutbul.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Christoph Moritz on Victor Merey. Eran Zahavi takes the direct free kick.
Toto Tamuz is caught offside. Goncalves Edu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ivan Rakitic. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.
Yossi Shivhon has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target. Victor Merey replaces Ben Sahar.
Corner taken by Shay Abutbul from the left by-line to the near post, Yossi Shivhon takes a shot. Save by Manuel Neuer.
Shot from just outside the box by Ivan Rakitic misses to the left of the target.
The referee blows for offside. Manuel Neuer takes the free kick.
Yossi Shivhon is brought on as a substitute for Salim Toama.
Corner taken by Eran Zahavi from the left by-line.
The ball is crossed by Shay Abutbul, save made by Manuel Neuer.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar fouled by Bevan Fransman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Jefferson Farfan has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Toto Tamuz by Ivan Rakitic. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Salim Toama from right wing, Manuel Neuer makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Atsuto Uchida by Salim Toama. Benedikt Howedes restarts play with the free kick.
Benedikt Howedes is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. The referee cautions Benedikt Howedes for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Shay Abutbul. Deddi Ben Dayan is caught offside. Manuel Neuer restarts play with the free kick.
Handball by Benedikt Howedes. Booking for Benedikt Howedes for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Shay Abutbul.
Benedikt Howedes is adjudged to have handled the ball. The referee shows Benedikt Howedes a yellow card. Shay Abutbul crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
Atsuto Uchida sends in a cross, clearance made by Deddi Ben Dayan.
Dani Bondarv challenges Sergio Escudero unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jose Manuel Jurado, clearance by Shay Abutbul.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.
The ball is sent over by Atsuto Uchida, save made by Vincent Enyeama.
Christoph Moritz replaces Peer Kluge.
Drilled right-footed shot by Jose Manuel Jurado. Save by Vincent Enyeama. Inswinging corner taken by Jose Manuel Jurado from the left by-line.
Jefferson Farfan sends in a cross, Dani Bondarv makes a clearance.
Bevan Fransman comes on in place of Da Silva Douglas.
Walid Badir gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Manuel Jurado. Walid Badir is given a yellow card. Ivan Rakitic produces a cross, Gonzalez Raul takes a shot. Vincent Enyeama makes a save.
The referee gives a free kick against Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for handball. Caution for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Direct free kick taken by Vincent Enyeama.
The ball is crossed by Dani Bondarv, Christoph Metzelder manages to make a clearance.
Da Silva Douglas concedes a free kick for a foul on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Gonzalez Raul restarts play with the free kick. Sergio Escudero has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save made by Vincent Enyeama. Outswinging corner taken by Jose Manuel Jurado from the left by-line.
Unfair challenge on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar by Da Silva Douglas results in a free kick. Gonzalez Raul takes the free kick. Shot from 20 yards from Sergio Escudero. Save by Vincent Enyeama. Corner taken right-footed by Jose Manuel Jurado.
Jose Manuel Jurado is cautioned.
Corner taken right-footed by Eran Zahavi from the right by-line, save by Manuel Neuer.
Eran Zahavi takes a shot. Save by Manuel Neuer.
Jefferson Farfan sends in a cross, Sergio Escudero takes a shot. Save by Vincent Enyeama.
Jefferson Farfan produces a cross, clearance made by Deddi Ben Dayan.
Ivan Rakitic is penalised for a handball. Ivan Rakitic is cautioned. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Salim Toama.
Da Silva Douglas concedes a free kick for a foul on Jefferson Farfan. Ivan Rakitic crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Walid Badir manages to make a clearance.
Gil Vermouth produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Manuel Neuer.
Ben Sahar takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Manuel Neuer.
Toto Tamuz takes a shot. Save by Manuel Neuer.
Corner taken by Eran Zahavi.
Corner taken by Eran Zahavi from the right by-line. Peer Kluge takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Walid Badir.
Ivan Rakitic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Sahar. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Sahar from left channel.
Ivan Rakitic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Sahar. Ben Sahar crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Corner taken by Jose Manuel Jurado from the left by-line.
Jose Manuel Jurado takes a inswinging corner.
Jose Manuel Jurado concedes a free kick for a foul on Dani Bondarv. Free kick taken by Dani Bondarv.
Dani Bondarv fouled by Jose Manuel Jurado, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dani Bondarv.
Foul by Eran Zahavi on Peer Kluge, free kick awarded. Eran Zahavi is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Peer Kluge.
Shay Abutbul concedes a free kick for a foul on Sergio Escudero. Free kick taken by Sergio Escudero.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dani Bondarv on Gonzalez Raul. Free kick taken by Gonzalez Raul.
The match has kicked off.
The second half begins.
The match has reached half-time.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Howedes: Champions League can help
Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes is optimistic the Champions League can provide further help to his team amid their ongoing domestic struggles.
Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen left Schalke off the bottom of the Bundesliga only on goal difference and with seemingly no end in sight to the miserable run of form which has seen them win just once in 10 league outings this term.
Life in the Champions League has been a little kinder, however, with back-to-back wins at the Arena AufSchalke over Benfica and Hapoel Tel Aviv lifting Felix Magath's men to second place in Group B behind leaders Lyon, who boast a 100% record.
Tuesday sees Schalke travel to Israel for the return fixture against a Hapoel side who are propping up the group after three straight defeats, and Howedes is confident his team-mates can learn the lessons from Saturday's narrow loss to Leverkusen.
"It sounds corny, but we must not bury our heads in the sand. We must take the best bits of that game and implement them in the game against Tel Aviv," Howedes told club website www.schalke04.de.
"We must now prove our strength and come out fighting down there.
"In the Champions League we have actually delivered more good games, even if the league did not go so well.
"We take our situation seriously, absolutely all of us. No one underestimates the situation and no one speaks of something beautiful."
Despite his optimism, the 22-year-old expects Hapoel to be a different proposition on home turf at Bloomfield Stadium.
"Tel Aviv acted very reserved at our stadium. I expect that they will try to act differently at home," he added.
Magath will be without Jermaine Jones (ankle), Hao Junmin (appendectomy) and Lukas Schmitz (hip), while long-term victims Alexander Baumjohann, Christian Pander, Nicolas Plestan, Tim Hoogland and Levan Kenia remain unavailable.
Hapoel come into the match on the back of a fourth straight domestic triumph at the weekend which has lifted them into third place in the Premier League.
Coach Eli Guttman will be without striker Etey Shechter (hamstring) as his side bids to arrest a poor European run which has seen them ship eight goals in three games.
Another defeat will end the Israeli champions' hopes of reaching the last 16, and midfielder Avihai Yadin has called on the team to raise their game, saying: "We must be more disciplined and stronger in defence, as we will pay a heavy price for every small mistake."
Historic point for Hapoel
Hapoel Tel Aviv recorded their first ever point in the Champions League - but Bloomfield was rarely lit up on a lacklustre European night after a stalemate with Schalke.
The hosts had the better of the first half, before Schalke gained the initiative to little effect after half-time.
Hapoel substitute Yossi Shivhon injected some much-needed life into a hitherto drab encounter and forced the best save of the night from Manuel Neuer, but neither team could find a way through.
Hapoel's Eran Zahani was booked for fouling Peer Kluge in an otherwise quiet opening to the game.
Kluge saw a shot blocked by Walid Badir as Schalke broke following a Hapoel corner before Toto Tamuz drew the first save of the night from Neuer, with 18 minutes having elapsed before the Schalke keeper parried away his 25-yard drive.
The hosts were looking the brighter, though, and striker Ben Sahar warmed Neuer's palms with a left-footed drive from the left of the penalty area.
Salim Toama was next to threaten but curled his free-kick over after Ivan Rakitic was booked for handball.
Hapoel keeper Vincent Enyeama was finally called into action, parrying after Sergio Escudero met Jefferson Farfan's cross, but Zahavi then drew another sharp save from Neuer.
Enyeama denied Escudero once more after Raul rolled a free-kick into his fellow Spaniard's path, but the visitors had Jose Manuel Jurado and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar booked either side of that incident.
Badir followed after a foul on Jurado, with Raul's header from Rakitic's free-kick saved unconvincingly by Enyeama.
The Nigeria international then tipped over Jurado's drive to end a scoreless half.
Christoph Moritz replaced Kluge at the break before Benedikt Howedes became the third Schalke player to handle and earn a booking.
Farfan flashed a shot wide and his efforts were soon mirrored by Rakitic, while Ha'adumim - the Reds - turned to midfielder Shivhon for an overdue spark, withdrawing Toama.
And the new man made an immediate impact, meeting Shay Abutbul's corner with a header at the near post and forcing a superb save from Germany international Neuer.
Shivhon headed wide shortly afterwards before going close once more from 20 yards, and Schalke then introduced a lively substitute of their own.
Ciprian Deac replaced Farfan and quickly saw a shot blocked by Dani Bondarv before delivering a corner which was not properly cleared, Christoph Metzelder eventually blazing over.
Another replacement, Goncalves Edu, headed wide as the match meandered to a goalless conclusion.
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