10th round of the 2019/20 “TA Stock Exchange” League: Maccabi hosted Beitar Jerusalem at a full Sammy Ofer that no one could get a pin in. Marco Balbul’s side arrived at this match a week after the 1:2 victory at Bloomfield against Hapoel Tel Aviv. Prior to the match Maccabi was located in the second place with 20 points. On the other hand, the visitors from the capital city arrived at this encounter from the 4th place with 16 points and after 1:0 win against Hapoel Kfar Saba. Both teams arrived in very good form this evening. Maccabi won four of their last five matches while Beitar registered four consecutive wins.
Maccabi’s line-up: Cohen, Mabouka, Sainsbury, Arad, Menachem, Lavi (c), Ashkenazi, Haziza, Chery, Wildschut, Rukavytsya
8’ Ashkenazi sends a nice long ball above Beitar’s defense that reaches Haziza, but he fails to control the ball.
14’ Haziza gets the ball on the left flank, he storms into the middle and shoots from the edge of the box a sharp ball that goes just next to the post.
17’ Wildschut receives the ball from Ashkenazi on the right side of the attack, he shoots in one touch, the ball goes flying next to the goal.
18’ Shlomi Azulay scores for Beitar Jerusalem. 0:1
27’ Menachem shoots strongly from 16 meters, the ball goes above the crossbar.
29’ Haziza crosses the ball from the left wing, but Wildschut’s header misses the target.
36’ Another cross from Haziza almost finds Rukavytsya, Beitar's defense clears the ball behind the line for a corner kick.
39’ Mabouka provides a cross from the right flank that reaches Haziza who shoots, but the ball is blocked. Another corner for Maccabi.
41’ Wildschut delivers a good cross from the left wing , Rukavytsya heads the ball out of play.
45’+3’ End of the first half. Maccabi is lagging by one goal.
46’ Mabouka receives the ball from Wildschut and crosses it into the box. Haziza gets control of the ball but his attempt is blocked for another corner.
49’ Mabouka sends another cross towards Haziza, this time the latter remains cool in front of the target and scores! The stadium is in the air!! 1:1
51’ Wildschut completes a lovely run down the right wing and crosses the ball to Chery who shoots and hits the post.
63’ Substitution for Maccabi: Raz Meir in, Sun Menachem out.
64’ Wildschut’s run is stopped by Itamar Nitzan. Haziza gets to the ball and passes it to Meir, but his cross is cleared by the guests' defense.
71’ Haziza Shoots from the left edge of the box, the ball is cleared for another corner.
72’ The short corner arrives to Neta Lavi, his shot is denied for a corner on the outside of the pitch.
78’ Chery gets the ball from Wildschut, advances a few meters and shoots from 25 meters a ball that goes high to the stands.
79’ Substitution for Maccabi: Maxim Plakuschenko in, Yanic Wildschut out.
80’ A lost ball inside the box gets to Chery that in one touch leaves Rukavytsya in front of an open goal and he scores! 2:1 for Maccabi
85’ Substitution for Maccabi: Jeando Fuchs in, Dolev Haziza out.
87’ A great counter attack ends with a weak shot by Ashkenazi from 20 meters.
90’ Another counter attack by Maccabi! Chery crosses the ball to Ashkenazi that almost scores the third goal.
90’+3’ Or Zahavi touches the ball with his hand inside the box, Maccabi is awarded with a penalty.
90’+4’ Chery scores from the white spot and seals the win! 3:1 for Maccabi!
95’ Final whistle. Maccabi completes a great 3:1 win against Beitar Jerusalem!