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Tel Aviv derby ends in entertaining draw


Maccabi and Hapoel played on Sunday night in a 1: 1 draw in the Premier League in an exciting Tel Aviv derby that saw end-to-end action and fantastic saves as the sides split the points.

Hapoel drew first blood with an early goal through Osher Davida and raised the Reds to a 1-0 advantage already in the ninth minute.

However, Muhammad Traura received a second yellow card after accidentally kicking Maccabi midfielder Gabi Kanihovsky, and reduced Nir Klinger’s squad to 10 players in the last 30 minutes of the competition.

With the other player, Barak Yitzhaki’s team found the equalizer when Brandley Quoss hit the equalizer after being sent off a corner kick in the 75th minute when the game ended in a tie.

“I am pleased with the result despite the situation,” Klinger said following the game. “The early goal we scored had a psychological effect on us when we started to go back a bit and let Maccabi attack. But once we were sent off a player, we had to put the tactics aside and save the result.”

Maccabi Tel Aviv lost Monday night 2-0 to Ashdod MK. At Bloomfield Stadium. (Credit: Ariel Shalom)

Temporary Maccabi coach Yitzhaki saw the game a little differently.

“It was a one-sided game that we controlled before a player was sent off and after he was sent off but we did not find a winner. Hapoel goalkeeper Ernestas Stakos was amazing and deserved a lot of credit. We do not play well and have to prepare ourselves from game to game and build confidence in the players.”

Near the Carmel, Maccabi Haifa defeated Kiryat Shmona 4-0 at the Sami Ofer Stadium to go two points ahead of table leader Hapoel Beer Sheva.

Dean David scored from close range in the 16th minute and put the Greens ahead 1-0 while Muhammad Abu Fani doubled the lead 25 minutes later when he put a beautiful ball from Omar Atzili for the first time at the break with a 2-0 lead.

Tejron Sheri put Barak Bachar’s side up 3-0 while Azili scored the last goal of the evening in the 90th minute thanks to an assist by the young Roi Elimelech who made his debut to escape with the victory.

“The players deserve to celebrate,” Bachar said. “We were just finishing a very busy period for us that was a lot of pressure. We knew we had to play well and we did just that. It was a very important victory for us and we wanted to go out for a break with a smile on our faces.”

In the capital, Hapoel Jerusalem won its second game in a row thanks to a pair of William Aggada who knocked down Maccabi Netanya 2-1 at Teddy Stadium.

Parfait Guyagon of Netanya sent a ball from 25 meters to the Jerusalem goal to take the lead of Netanya in the 35th minute, but Aggada scored his first goal out of two minutes to end the second half and equalized the hosts to 1: 1.

However, it was not enough for Ziv Arieh’s team when the legend headed home a ball from Guy Badash to take the victory and the three points.

“We were tactically ready for this game but then we made a change because the players were uncomfortable and we were dismantled in the first half,” Arieh explained after the game. “We exchanged things and scored a quick goal in the second half that gave the players confidence and kept them at minimal opportunities all the way.”

In the southern capital, Hapoel Beer Sheva needed a goal in the 90th minute by Nikita Rokvica to extract a point against Ashdod B.S. When the parties played to 1: 1 at Turner Stadium.

Nenad Tsvetkovic scored with a corner kick in the 23rd minute and gave Ran Ben Shimon’s team a 0: 1 lead, but Rokvica saved Roni Levy’s team with a late shot and snatched a point.

“We started the game not well and delivered a goal outside the permanent fence,” Levy said following the game. “We chased Ashdod the whole game. They are a quality team that knows how to hold the ball in an excellent way. But when they started to move back a bit, we managed to get back in the game when we took risks with attacking players who eventually paid off.”

Meanwhile, Betar Jerusalem defeated Maccabi Petah Tikva 3-0 when Jordan Shoa scored a double that led the visitors to victory.

The capital team stunned the hosts just two minutes before the end of the game, when Shoa finished a beautiful team game and raised Betar to a quick 1-0 advantage. : 0.

Marco Jankovic’s attempt passed in the light in Lorian and in the back of Petah Tikva’s goal in the 59th minute to end the orderly victory.

“We were very efficient and the team played well against a very strong club,” said Betar coach Erwin Koeman. “We played as a team and we were under pressure after the last game. I’m very happy for the players and the team, because we all worked hard to get back on track. “

Hapoel Haifa and Bnei Sakhnin also played for an amusing 2: 2 when Alon Turgeman scored a pair of goals for the visitors in the Galilee city.

Turgeman opened in the 34th minute when the ball went through the legs of goalkeeper Gadi Amos for the lead, but the hosts immediately returned to a 1-1 draw thanks to a shot by Guy Melamed at the end of the half.

Turgeman helped Elisha Levy’s squad regain the lead in the 49th minute through cooking, but Sharon Mimar’s side found the equalizer through a discriminated dominance to split the points.

“Coaches are never happy when their team does not win,” Levy said following the game. “The audience enjoyed the performance and we saw two teams that came to play. At every stage of the game both teams had attacks and everyone who enjoyed Israeli football definitely enjoyed this competition.”

Finally, Hapoel Hadera and Hapoel Nof Hagalil played to a dry draw without goals as each team took home a point.


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