Isarel U21 national team suffered it's first loss in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6, 0:1 to Montenegro in Podgorica.
Stefan Nikolić's header after only 5 minutes gave Montenegro 3 important points.
Israel were missing key midfielders Bebras Natcho and Beram Kayal, but Motti Iwanir's players dominated the match and had several chances to equalize. Ran Abukrat picked up a red card for a second booking at the close of play.
Sweden and Montenegro tops the group with 10 points each, while Israel falls down to third place with 7 points.
Israel meet Bulgaria on Wednesday (19.00, Ramat Gan). Ticket price's are 10 NIS.
Israel's U21 schedule
16.11.09, Training session 17.00-18.30 (Training ground)
17.11.09, press conference 18.15
17.11.09, Training session 18.30-19.30 (Ramat Gan Stadium)