14th round of the 2019/20 “TA Stock Exchange” League: Hapoel Ra’anana and Maccabi Haifa met at the Moshava Stadium in Petah Tikva. Maccabi arrived at the match from the second place in the league with 30 points and five days after a 0:2 win against Be’er Sheva away. On the other hand, Ra’anana was located in the 13th place prior to the match with 9 points.
Maccabi’s line-up: Cohen, Mabouka, Sainsbury, Arad, Menachem, Lavi (c), Ashkenazi, Haziza, Chery, Wildschut, Rukavytsya.
1’ In the first minute of the match Chery sends Rukavytsya with a long ball, the striker shoots strongly from the left side of the box, but the ball goes next to the post and out of play.
25’ Wildschut storms down the right flank and crosses the ball towards Haziza who touches the ball from a close distance, but the ball goes above the crossbar.
31’ Haziza dribbles the ball on the left flank and passes it to Chery who shoots from outside the box. The ball just slightly misses the target.
35’ Haziza gets the ball 25 meters from goal, advances a few meters and shoots. The ball is blocked by the local defense and in the end Tzur collects the ball.
40’ Menachem controls the ball 30 meters from the goal, advances a few meters and shoots a sharp ball to the far post, Assaf Tzur barely reaches the ball.
45’+1’ End of the first half. It’s 0:0 at half time.
51’ Chery shoots powerfully from a distance, Assaf Tzur sends the ball to corner kick.
55’ Haziza gets the ball on the left wing and chips it to Chery who goes for a bicycle kick, the ball goes next to the post.
56’ Haziza runs down the left flank once again, breaks to the right and shoots strongly. Ra’anana defense clears the ball on the last moment.
59’ A lovely dribble by Haziza on the left wing ends with a cross that Tzur collects.
60’ Substitution for Maccabi: Maxim Plakuschenko in, Yanic Wildschut out.
70’ Chery gets the ball on the right edge of the box, shoots powerfully and forces Tzur to stretch his body.
75’ Ashkenazi delivers the ball to Rukavytsya who shoots a flat ball, Tzur denies it.
79’ Menachem crosses the ball from left to right, Chery leaves it to Rukavytsya who almost gets to it. Another corner for Maccabi.
83’ Plakuschenko takes a free kick. The ball goes above the crossbar.
85’ Plakuschenko passes the ball to Menachem on the left side of the pitch, the latter shoots but the keeper collects it.
86’ Substitution for Maccabi: Sintayehu Sallallich in, Dolev Haziza out.
90’+4’ Final whistle, the match ends in a 0:0 draw.