32nd round in the Japanika League: After two consecutive wins, Maccabi wished to continue the positive momentum tonight knowing that a victory will bring them closer to achieve the goal of finishing in the second place and secure the ticket to Europe. Marco Balbul made one change in his starting eleven who won in Beer Sheva, when Rami Gershon replaced the suspended Etienne Reijnen.
On the other hand, Bnei Yehuda arrived at this match after a loss against Maccabi Tel Aviv and without Dan Mori who was sent off last week. Yarden Shua was honored with a tribute from his former club, in which he played until January.
7’ A personal move by Tchibota ends with a shot from 18 meters, and he scores. 1:0 Bnei Yehuda.
11’ A corner kick for Maccabi, Arad reaches the ball and leaves it to Shua, that scores from a close range. 1:1
37’ Penalty shot for Bnei Yehuda. The referee, Alon Yefet, indicates that Habashi grabbed Baltaxa in the box. Sylvestr shoots and scores. 2:1 for Bnei Yehuda.
42’ Substitution for Maccabi: Maxim Plakuschenko in, Rami Gershon out.
44’ Lavi takes control of the ball outside the box, shoots and scores the equalizer! 2:2. What a lovely goal by the captain.
45’ 3 minutes stoppage time.
52’ Substitution for Maccabi: Sun Menachem in, Raz Meir out.
70’ Kerim Frei shoots from outside the box, but he misses the target.
74’ Sun Menachem storms down the left wing, he crosses the ball towards Rukavytsya, but the striker's header goes above the crossbar.
84’ Substitution for Maccabi: Shon Weismann in, Yarden Shua out.
86’ A great attack by Maccabi ends with a shot by Mandjeck from 20 meters, but the ball goes wide.
90’ 3 minutes stoppage time
91’ Frei could have won the match for Maccabi, but his shot from inside the box hits the post.