Toto Cup final
Hapoel Beer Sheva
The first title for 2023 in Israeli football will be awarded tonight (Wednesday) at the Shlomo Insurance Stadium in Petah Tikva, when Maccabi Netanya and Hapoel Beer Sheva hope to get their hands on the Toto Cup - just four days before the meeting between them in the league.
For the team from the capital of the Negev, this will be an opportunity to win the factory for the fourth time, and the first since the 2016/17 season, while the Diamonds will try to win the club's first title in the top league since the last championship in 1983.
Netanya lifted the Toto Cup only in the national team in 2005, so it could become the 14th team in history to win this title in the top league.
At Hapoel Beer Sheva, who are playing for the first time since the 0:6 loss against Hapoel Tel Aviv, Ariel Harosh got a chance between the posts.
The assistant goalkeeper once again replaced Omri Glazer in the factory, this in light of his performance in the semi-final against Hapoel Tel Aviv that included three saves in the penalty shootout and a dramatic equalizer that dragged the game into overtime.
In the attack, Eliniv Barda decided to continue with Estrit Salmani, with Shafi Suleimanov and Dor Micah next to him in the front.
Ramsey Spurry, who was supposed to be absent due to a hamstring strain, has recovered and is waiting on the bench.
On the other hand, Netanya welcomed back to the squad Boris Eno and Patrick Tuamasi, but the two foreigners who returned from injury are waiting on the bench.
Aviv Avraham, who started this week for the first time since October, again came up in midfield, along with Aden Kartsev and Omari Gandelman, while Naftali Blai was preferred over Ido Weir in the left back position.
In the front, Amir Berkovic continues along with Liran Rothman and Igor Zlatanovich.
the progress of the game
Judge Eitan Shmoelevich kicked off the Toto Cup final
Elias turned around in the Netanya square and sent a cross, Avraham and Gendelman got into trouble and Beer Sheva demanded a hand touch, but there was none
There was no whistle here either.
Miguel Vitor surfs before Aviv Avraham's shot (Photo: Barney Ardov)
Gendelman bombarded from a distance, Harush only deflected and Abraham who tried to hit the rebound was stopped by Vitor.
Here, too, there were claims for a penalty, but Shmuelevich only pointed a corner
Salmani easily passed Glabov and threw himself in the area on Jaber, the referee Shmuelevich didn't buy it and pulled out a yellow card for him
Want another degree.
Hapoel Be'er Sheva fans (Photo: Barney Ardov)
Hapoel Beer Sheva received a free kick on the edge of the box: Shafi turned to the left towards the far posts, Nitzan jumped and headed to the corner
Micah pulled Berkovich's shirt and he too saw a yellow card
Hapoel Beer Sheva's second Motzhav.
Dor Micah (Photo: Barney Ardov)
Blai picked up a good ball into the area, Shlomo hit out
Rothman tried with a kick outside the box, the ball hit a red player and went into the corner
He scored on Saturday in the league and wants a goal in the final as well.
Liran Rothman (photo: Barney Ardov)
Blai became Maccabi Netanya's first player in the final
Shafi picked up a corner from the left, Gordana kicked poorly from 16 yards out
Beer Sheva is not accurate.
Roy Gordana and Dor Micha (Photo: Barney Ardov)
Kartsev tripped Shafi from behind and received a yellow card
The first half is over, there are still no goals in the final between Maccabi Netanya and Hapoel Beer Sheva
Most of them were not born in the previous degree.
Maccabi Netanya fans (photo: Barney Ardov)
A change in Hapoel Beer Sheva's attack: Hamed enters instead of Salmani
Berkovich chose to loop, came in from the right and kicked with the left to the center of the goal, Harush had no problem receiving
broke free from the guard and threatened the goal.
Amir Berkovich in front of Helder Loops (Photo: Barney Ardov)
The composition of the groups
Shlomo Insurance (Petah Tikva)
Maccabi Netanya coach: Ran Kozhuch
The game setup
Hapoel Beer Sheva coach: Eliniv Barda
The game setup
The two teams will also meet on Sunday, this time as part of the league at Turner Stadium.
The winner of the enterprise will also benefit from a cash grant of NIS 900,000.
The Toto Cup
Hapoel Beer Sheva