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From: האתר הרשמי, Maccabi Haifa | Monday, 06/01/2020,

Maccabi lost 3:4 to M. Tel Aviv

A 7-goal thriller ended with a loss. Rikan (14’) and Golasa scored first. Rukavytsya (60’) and Wildschut (62’) leveled the score. Cohen returned the advantage to the visitors (69’), Awad scored an equalizer (87’) and Cohen scored the last goal (93’).
Another sold out match at Sammy Ofer!
The 17th round of the 2019/20 “TA Stock Exchange” League encountered Maccabi Haifa and M. Tel Aviv for a match between the two first places on the league table. 
Maccabi arrived at the match with 37 points and after 1:2 win at Kiryat Shmoma. On the other hand, the rival from Tel Aviv had 40 points prior to the match and arrived after a 4:0 victory at the last fixture against Hapoel Kfar Saba. 
 
Maccabi’s line-up: Cohen, Mabouka, Sainsbury, Arad (c), Menachem, Fuchs, Ashkenazi, Haziza, Chery, Sallallich, Rukavytsya. 
 


Kick off 
 
14’ Avi Rikan scores for the visitors. 0:1
 
27’ Chery takes a free kick, the ball goes flying above the target.
 
28’ Menachem sends a long ball to Chery, the Dutch crosses it from the left flank but Saborit clears the ball for a corner at the last moment. 
 
33’ Haziza takes a corner kick from the left side, Arad heads the ball to the bottom corner, Tenenbaum deflects it for another corner. 
 
39’ Chery delivers an incisive pass to Ashkenazi who shoots powerfully, but Tenenbaum hardly gets to it. 
 
41’ A great team move by Maccabi.  Chery dribbles the ball and passes it to Haziza who crosses the ball from the right flank towards Ashkenazi, the latter shoots from a comfortable position but misses the frame.
 
45’+1’ End of the first half. Maccabi lags by one goal.
 
Second half 
 
48’ Eyal Golasa scores for M. Tel Aviv. Maccabi are lags 0:2
 
53’ Menachem receives the ball from Haziza on the left flank and passes it to Chery who shoots strongly, but the ball is stopped by the keeper. 
 
56’ Substitution for Maccabi: Yanic Wildschut in, Sintayehu Sallallich out.
 
60’ Arad goes for a bicycle kick in the middle of the box, the ball is cleared from the line straight to Rukavytsya who shoots it into the net. Maccabi is still behind. 1:2
 
62’ Haziza storms down the right line and crosses the ball, Wildschut shoots strongly from the air and sends the ball to the far post - 2:2!
 
69’ Yonatan Cohen scores. Maccabi lags 2:3. 
 
79’ Mabouka crosses the ball from the right flank with his left leg, Rukavytsya’s header goes wide. 
 
83’ Chery receives the ball in the center of the pitch, advances and shoots the ball high above the crossbar.
 
85’ Substitution for Maccabi: Muhammad in, Yuval Ashkenazi out.
 
85’ Fuchs gets the ball on the left side of the field, cuts to the middle and shoots from 25 meters, the ball goes out of play. 
 
87’ Wildschut passes the ball to Awad who shoots with his left foot, the ball is cleared for a corner kick. 
 
87’ Awad gets the ball at the right edge of the box, he shoots with his left foot and scores! 3:3
 
88’ Substitution for Maccabi: Yarden Shua in, Dolev Haziza out.
 
90’+2’ Shua delivers a brilliant ball to Awad who shoots the ball out from a close range.
 
90’+4’ Yonatan Cohen scores. Maccabi lags 3:4
 
90’+5’ Final whistle. Maccabi lost 3:4