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From: האתר הרשמי, Maccabi Haifa | Saturday, 25/05/2019,

Maccabi wins and finishes at second plac

Maccabi are back in Europe! A 2:1 victory against Maccabi Netanya sent Maccabi back to compete in the European level after three years. Lavi (35’) and Shua (90’) scored for the team who finished second in the league.

 
36th round in the Japanika League: Maccabi was hosted this evening (Saturday) by Maccabi Netanya. The players went on the pitch knowing that their hopes to qualify to Europe depend on their own performance. A 1:0 loss could also have been enough in the unlikely scenario that Beer Sheva would lose their last match by 4 goals. Glazer started at the goal instead of injured Haimov while Shua and Weismann played as strikers. Maccabi Netanya arrived at this match after two consecutive losses to Bnei Yehuda (in the cup final and league) and wanted to get the final ticket for Europe after 10 years. Olsak, Finish and Baqiraj weren't available for Drapic and Barda tonight.
 
Kick off
 
24’ Frei shoots from 20 meters after a nice run but his shot is blocked by Netanya’s defense. 
 
33’ Frei goes one-on-one against Dani Amos, but the ball is cleared from the line. 
 
34’ Shua passes the ball to Raz Meir inside the box, the latter shoots but Amos denies it. 
 
35’ A corner kick for Maccabi is cleared by the local defense straight to Lavi who shoots from 20 meters, the ball hits one of Netanya’s players and is deflected into the net! 0:1 for Maccabi. 
 
42’ Yellow card: Georges Mandjeck
 
45’ 2 minutes stoppage time. 
 
Second half 
 
55’ Weismann shoots from 18 meters, Amos collects it.  
 
71’ A corner kick for Netanya ends when Heubach levels the score with a header. 1:1
 
74’ Substitution for Maccabi: Sun Menachem in, Shon Weismann out.
 
84’ Substitution for Maccabi: Maxim Plakuschenko in, Kerim Frei out.
 
85’ Shua storms into the box with a lovely personal move and delivers a cross, but none of Maccabi players are there to shove the ball into the net. 
 
90’ Sun Menachem was fouled just outside the box. Shua takes the free kick from 18 meters, he sends the ball directly to the top right corner and scores!!! An amazing free kick that secures the win. 1:2 for Maccabi. 
 
Final whistle of the match and of the 2018/19 season.