6th round of the 2019/20 “TA Stock Exchange” League: Maccabi met the newcomers Sekzia Ness Ziona. Maccabi arrived at this match with 10 points and after a 3:0 win against Maccabi Netanya last week. On the other hand, the hosts gained only two points, one of them last week after a 1:1 draw with Kfar Saba.Yarden Shua returned to the squad, while the center backs Rami Gershon and Trent Sainsbury weren’t on it due to their injuries. Sintayehu Sallallich, who returned to training after a long injury, wasn’t part of the squad today either since he isn’t fit enough to play right now.
Maccabi’s line-up: Haimov, Mabouka, Arad, Habashi, Menachem, Haziza, Lavi (c), Ashkenazi, Chery, Wildschut, Rukavytsya.
2’ A dangerous cross by Haziza is cleared behind the line for a corner kick.
12’ A counterattack by Maccabi ends with a shot by Wildschut, but the ball is deflected for a corner kick.
15’ Chery crosses a sharp ball from a free kick that was cleared in the last moment for another corner.
18’ Mabouka crosses the ball and finds Rukavytsya who heads the ball high above Glazer’s goal.
31’ Lavi gets control of the ball outside the box and shoots, Glazer dives and collects it.
38’ A free kick reaches Wildschut who shoots a volley from the edge of the penalty area, the ball hits one of the defenders and goes outside for another corner kick.
45’+1’ The first half at the Moshava Stadium ends goalless.
48’ Mabouka crosses the ball into the box and it almost turns into an own goal, but in the end the ball rolls out for a corner.
54’ Ashkenazi sends a long ball to Rukavytsya who is now one on one with Glazer, the keeper clears it.
57’ Substitution for Maccabi: Muhammad Awad in, Yanic Wildschut out.
60’ Awad delivers a cross from the right flank, the ball reaches Rukavytsya who shoots but the ball goes only next to the right post.
65’ Another great cross by Awad finds Rukavytsya, the striker remains focused and scores! 0:1 for Maccabi
67’ Maccabi is dancing on the pitch. Haziza Crosses a ball that almost turns into a goal, Chery gets to the ball on the other side of the pitch and also delivers a cross that is cleared for a corner.
80’ Mabouka crosses the ball and this time Haziza is first to get to it and he doubles the lead! 0:2 for Maccabi
80’ Substitution for Maccabi: Maxim Plakuschenko in, Tjaronn Chery out.
81’ The show continues! An amazing personal move by Awad turns into the third goal, 0:3 for Maccabi
83’ Substitution for Maccabi: Yarden Shua in, Nikita Rukavytsya out.
90’+5’ Final whistle. Maccabi defeats Ness Ziona 0:3!