A little over a month ago, it would have sounded like a segment from a movie in the news.
Beitar Jerusalem, which was already with a leg and a half in liquidation or a leg and a half in League A, opened the 22-23 season in the Premier League and advanced to the Toto Cup match against Hapoel Tel Aviv, with its new owner Barak Abramov sitting in the stand of honor.
It is not sure how well the new boss of the Yellows and Blacks understands what he is getting into, but that weekend he got a first taste of it. It started with the final training session for the Reds, which was attended by 2,000 fans and in Bloomfield he already saw over 5,000 fans in the Toto Cup.
Although the fans see Abramov as a kind of savior, the one who starred in the stands was actually the former owner, Moshe Hogg, whom the crowd still refuses to forget and they cursed him several times.
Not a good opening for Beitar, photo: Alan Shiver
But neither the crowd nor Abramov enjoyed too much what he saw on the grass from his team.
True, the team's new players could not play due to a FIFA sanction due to non-payment of a debt to Marko Jankovic, but still the game was mostly a bit one-sided in favor of the Reds.
Hapoel could have easily led by a margin of 3 goals in the first half, once David found the crossbar, once Hoxha cleared a ball from Sellich off the line, and on other occasions Deluya was on the spot or the Reds missed in one of Beitar's few attacks, she got into a great position but Hasselbaink missed in the shelomiality.
Even in the second half, Beitar mainly continued to defend and the host's goal was up in the air. Ofir Kariaf cleared the ball off the line, and in between also warmed up the crowd of the Reds, but Hapoel got the victory and in the end Case Ganem, the substitute, and Alan Ozbolt managed to score in favor of Kobi's team Medicine, which was much better and deservedly deserved the win.Yordan Shua Zimek in the 95th minute.
A few minutes after the end of the game, a violent brawl broke out between some Beitar Jerusalem fans and security guards at Bloomfield Stadium. The police forces who intervened later arrested one of the fans who was involved in the fight
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