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Betis draw, Real Sociedad win in Europa League******
MADRID, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Real Betis and Bayern Leverkusen drew 1-1 on Thursday night in a match between the top two sides in UEFA Europa League Group G.
The Spanish outfit took the lead as Borja Iglesias slotted home from the penalty spot with just 15 minutes to go.
However, the Germans drew level just seven minutes later when Robert Andrich's shot from outside of the penalty area took a slight deflection to leave Betis keeper Claudio Bravo wrong-footed.
Both sides had plenty of chances to win the game in entertaining 90 minutes, but Bravo and Leverkusen keeper Lukas Hradecky were on their toes throughout the game, with Bravo's 94th minute save from Moussa Diaby perhaps the pick of the bunch.
The draw leaves both teams with seven points from their opening three group games, four more than group rivals Celtic and seven more than Ferencvaros.
Real Sociedad took a big step towards the knockout stage of the tournament with a 1-0 win away to Austrian side Sturm Graz, with striker Alexander Isak scoring the only goal of the game in the 69th minute. Enditem
A fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose boosts antibodies five-fold a week after it is administrated, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Wednesday citing an Israeli study.。
The initial results from an ongoing trial were first announced by the prime minister during his visit Tuesday to the Sheba Medical Center outside Tel Aviv, where the trial is being held.。
The study shows that a week after the fourth dose was administrated, there is an almost five-fold increase in the number of antibodies in the blood, Bennett said.。
"This most likely means significant increase in the protection against infection, hospitalisation and symptoms," he said.。
The study, which started last week, gave the fourth dose of vaccine to about 150 medical personnel, whose antibody levels had significantly dropped since they received the third doses 4-5 months ago.。
On Sunday, Israel began administrating the fourth dose to people over 60 and medical workers.。
According to data issued Wednesday by the health ministry, 11,978 new cases were diagnosed in Israel over the past day, marking the highest number of new infections reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic.。