34th round in the Japanika League: Maccabi registered a disappointing 2:0 loss against Hapoel Hadera. It is Maccabi’s second loss to the team from the Sharon plain in the upper playoff. Grechkin (18’) and Karzev (63’) scored for the host. Muhammad Awad, who started in the opening eleven, was sent off in the 31’ minute. 2,500 green fans followed the team in their away match. Next fixture: Maccabi Tel Aviv at home.
5’ Frei passes the ball to Rukavytsya who storms into the box but Hadera’s goalkeeper, Haviv Ohayon, slides towards the striker's legs and collects it.
18’ Max Grechkin scores from 15 meters and gives Hadera the lead. 1:0
31’ Red card: Muhammad Awad.
The referee, Roi Reinshreiber, sent off the striker after using the VAR system. Awad was caught spitting at Yahav Gurfinkel, Hadera’s defender.
38’ A lovely double pass between Rukavytsya and Frei cuts the local defense, but Frei’s shot is denied by the keeper.
45’ 2 minutes stoppage time
53’ Substitution for Maccabi: Yarden Shua in, Georges Mandjeck out.
63’ Karzev Shoots strongly from 16 meters and scores. 2:0 for Hadera.
69’ Substitution for Maccabi: Maxim Plakuschenko in, Nikita Rukavytsya out.
70’ Maccabi is awarded with a free kick 16 meters diagonally from the target. Frei takes the shot and almost manages to score, but Ohayon saves it in the last moment.
72’ Frei crosses a corner kick towards Sun Menachem, the latter’s header goes wide.
79’ Substitution for Maccabi: Roi Kehat in, Shon Weismann out.