9th round of the 2019/20 “TA Stock Exchange” League: Hapoel Tel Aviv hosted Maccabi Haifa at Bloomfield. Maccabi arrived at this away match from the third place at the league table with 17 points and after a 3:0 win against Hapoel Kfar Saba at the Moshava Stadium. On the other hand, Nisso Avitan׳s side lost their last match 3:0 to Hapoel Haifa. Prior to the match Hapoel were located in the 11th place with 8 points.
Maccabi’s line-up: Cohen, Mabouka, Sainsbury, Arad, Menachem, Lavi (c), Ashkenazi, Haziza, Chery, Wildschut, Rukavytsya
2’ Haziza with his first attempt from the right flank, but the shot is wide.
8’ A double pass between Chery and Rukavytsya ends with a shot from the Dutchman, but the ball goes flying above the goal.
11’ Chery shoots a sharp free kick from the right end of the penalty box, the ball goes next to the post and out of play.
29’ A great team move ends with a powerful shot by Ashkenazi from 18 meters, Yoav Gerafi sends the ball to a corner with the tip of his fingers.
33’ Chery delivers a lovely incisive pass towards Rukavytsya, but the latter fails to beat the keeper.
37’ Omri Altman scores and puts the hosts in front. 1:0 for Hapoel Tel Aviv.
43’ Menachem finds Chery with a long ball, Chery crosses the ball into the box but the local defense clears the ball away.
45’+1’ End of the first half at Bloomfield. Maccabi is one goal behind.
48’ Chery crosses another ball into the penalty area, Hapoel’s defense clears it straight to Haziza who shoots from 20 meters but the ball is blocked.
50’ Wildschut gets the ball on the edge of the box, crosses it to Haziza who shoots and scores! 1:1!
52’ A goal by Rukavytsya was allowed by the referee at first but then the goal was cancelled after an intervention of the VAR.
56’ Maccabi attacks with full power! Ashkenazi sends an excellent ball to Chery on the left flank, he gets control nicely of the ball but he is blocked in the last moment.
60’ Lavi receives the ball from Haziza and shoots strongly from 25 meters, but he misses the target.
61’ Substitution for Maccabi: Muhammad Awad in, Yanic Wildschut out.
62’ Hapoel’s defense clears the ball straight to Sainsbury who tries to score from 30 meters, the ball goes above the crossbar.
64’ Haziza crosses the ball to Awad. The fresh player shoots strongly straight to the hands of the goalkeeper.
80’ A sharp cross by Mabouka finds Awad, but his header slightly misses the target.
82’ Substitution for Maccabi: Yarden Shua in, Dolev Haziza out.
90’+3’ Ashkenazi sends the ball towards the right flank, Shua spreads his legs and he lets the ball roll straight to Mabouka who shoots powerfully to the far corner and scores! 1:2 for Maccabi!!
90’+4’ A counter attack by Maccabi ends when Shua tries to cross the ball to Rukavytsya but the striker couldn’t reach the ball.
90’+5’ Substitution for Maccabi: Maxim Plakuschenko in, Nikita Rukavytsya out.
90’+6’ Final whistle at Bloomfield. Maccabi completes a 1:2 win against Hapoel Tel Aviv.