Maccabi Haifa picked up an impressive 3-1 win over Auxerre in their opening Uefa Cup Group A game.
The Israeli side got off to a flying start with Alain Masudi firing them in front on 13 minutes.
Auxerre hit back and drew level just before the half hour mark through Daniel Niculae.
Gustavo Boccoli restored Maccabi's lead on 56 minutes and Roberto Colautti's goal two minutes later put the home side in firm control.
To compound a miserable night for Auxerre Stephane Grichting was sent off on 65 minutes for violent conduct.
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