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From: האתר הרשמי, Maccabi Haifa | Monday, 09/03/2020,

Maccabi lost to Be’er Sheva 1:2

Maccabi was eliminated from the State Cup after losing to rivals from the south. Arad gave The Greens the lead (22’), but Vitor (35’) and Sahar (62’) flipped the score.
The quarter finals of the Israeli State Cup 2019/20 encountered Maccabi Haifa with Hapoel Be’er Sheva at Sammy Ofer Stadium. The match was held without fans, following the Ministry of Health's instruction. Only five days after the original date of the match and eight days after The Greens victory over the same Be’er Sheva in the last league fixture, the two met again knowing that the winning team will secure the ticket for the semifinals. 
 
Maccabi arrived at the match after the 4:0 victory against the same Be’er Sheva in the league. Marco Balbul’s side eliminated Ness Ziona (3:1) on the first round and Umm al-Fahm (0:1) on the last 16 round. On the other hand, Be’er Sheva arrived at the match after eliminating FC Ashdod (4:3) on the first round and Maccabi Netanya (2:1) on the last 16 round. 
 
Maccabi’s line-up: Cohen, Mabouka, Sainsbury, Arad, Menachem, Lavi (c), Ashkenazi, Wildschut, Chery, Haziza, Rukavytsya.

 
Kick off 
 
2’ Chery sends a long ball towards Wildschut, but Levita collects it in the last second. 
 
12’ Substitution for Maccabi: Maxim Plakuschenko in, Yuval Ashkenazi out.
 
15’ A nice team move ends when Chery passes the ball to Haziza who shoots from inside the box, but the ball goes flying above the crossbar. 
 
20’ After a short corner the ball is crossed into the box, Arad heads it but the attempt is cleared. 
 
22’ Chery takes another corner, the ball reaches Rukavytsya who heads the ball to the center of the box, Arad shoots strongly from the air and scores! 1:0 for Maccabi. 
 
25’ Plakuschenko crosses a sharp ball after a short corner from the left side, but Levita touches the ball with his fingertips.
 
26’ Lavi steals the ball in the middle of the pitch, advances and shoots, but the ball goes just next to the post. 
 
35’ Miguel Vitor levels the score. 1:1
 
38’ Chery tries to shoot at the goal from 25 meters, Levita blocks the ball. 
 
45’+1’ End of the first half. It’s 1:1 at half time between Maccabi and Be’er Sheva. 
 
Second half 
 
53’ Rukavytsya’s shot is deflected by the visitors' defense straight to Wildschut who shoots powerfully and forces Levita to stretch his body.
 
58’ Menachem receives the ball on the left flank and delivers a great sharp diagonal cross, Haziza shoots from the air but the ball goes wide. 
 
62’ Ben Sahar scores and gives the lead to Be’er Sheva. 1:2
 
65’ Mabouka crosses the ball from the right flank, Wildschut gets to it and heads the ball towards the middle of the box, but the ball is cleared by Be’er Sheva’s defense. 
 
68’ Muhammad Awad in, Yanic Wildschut out.
 
70’ Chery receives the ball on the right side, advances and shoots from 20 meters, the ball goes high above the target. 
 
73’ Neta Lavi passes the ball to Plakuschenko in the middle of the pitch, the latter dribbles and shoots strongly, but Levita sends the ball behind the line for a corner. 
 
73’ The corner turns into another attack and once again Plakuschenko shoots powerfully, Levita denies it. 
 
80’ Substitution for Maccabi: Sintayehu Sallallich in, Dolev Haziza out. 
 
84’ Plakuschenko crosses the ball from the right side, Chery reaches the ball on the left side of the box and crosses it back to the center, but Levita collects it. 
 
90’+5’ Final whistle at Sammy Ofer. Maccabi losses 1:2 to Be’er Sheva.