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Summary: Maccabi Tel Aviv - Maccabi Haifa 0:3 (Sport1)


Humiliation - this is how Maccabi Haifa defined the game last night (Monday) against Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Throughout the week, Barak Becher warned his players against the madness of the yellow players, and explained that only if they raise the level and be aggressive like at the beginning of the season, it will be possible to win.

In practice, the greens lost every fight, were defeated 3:0 and at the end did not spare themselves self-accusations.

"Everyone is guilty, from the last player to Barak," said the club.

"We didn't show up for our most important game. Everything they say about us will be true."

Bachar knows how to hold particularly difficult meetings, but the assessment of club officials is that precisely now he will try to lower the flames and instill confidence in his players.

"If we don't go back to being aggressive and put as much pressure as we know how, we will have a hard time regaining our confidence," said one of the players in the team.

The one who nevertheless received great compliments was the goalkeeper Roy Mishpeti.

The goalkeeper admittedly conceded three goals, but he was among the few among the greens who showed up for the game and made some impressive saves.

"If it wasn't for my lips, we would have ended up with a much more painful defeat, one that they would have remembered forever," admitted a player in the team.

"None of us were at our level today, and when that happens you sometimes get slapped. This time we got a slap that we deserved, we didn't show up for the game at all."

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Almost no one showed up.

Atzili and Dean David are disappointed (Photo: Barney Ardov)


At the end of the game you could see the sad faces of the Maccabi Haifa players, and especially that of the captain Neta Lavi, who looked particularly stooped.

Lavi is expected to leave Maccabi Haifa for good and move to Gamba Osaka in the coming days, and this is not the farewell she wished for.

At half time the captain did not feel well and was replaced.

In recent days he has been making personal arrangements for his departure, and it is estimated that in the coming days an official announcement will be made and Lavi will fly to Japan to sign.

"Neta loves the club very much. He gave everything to leave with a double-digit gap, but it didn't work out. In the coming days, everything should be official," said a club official.

With or without Lavi's departure, Haifa's professional team has felt for a long time that it is necessary to refresh the staff, which seems a little off.

It feels like the team is on its last gas lately, even though the season has barely passed the midway point.

Now Haifa will renew its attempts to annex Dia Saba.

The midfielder is trying to find a team in Turkey or one of the Gulf countries, but in Haifa they will try to convince him to return to Israel and play for them.

At the same time, Haifa also wants to add a replacement for Lavi.

Last night, when asked about Goni Naor's candidacy, he replied: "What about Goni Naor? What about Aden Kartsev? When there is something closed, we will announce it."

Bakr did mention Kartsev's name, but so far no official contact has been made to Maccabi Netanya, in contrast to an official meeting held by Haifa owner Yankel' Shahar with the people of Hapoel Jerusalem regarding Naor.

In Haifa, they will speed up the contacts to join Naor, but it is not impossible that the professional team will ask the management to examine the Kartsev option before a final decision is made on Naor.

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Lavia (Photo: Barney Ardov)


In the days leading up to the game, Bacher planned to go in a three-block formation with Daniel Sondgren on the right side of the entire line and Dolev Haziza on the left side.

But Sondgren was ill, Haziza was suffering from quadriceps inflammation and the two couldn't start, which disrupted the coach's plans.

In Haifa, it is estimated that Sondgren, as well as Ali Muhammad, will start the game against Bnei Rayna.

Haziza who couldn't play yesterday at all, is still in doubt for the game.

The one who will also not play is the midfielder Mohamed Abu Fani who received a red card.

The game will be managed by Guy Sarfati, in light of Barak Becher's suspension.

In Haifa, they didn't like the red for Bacher, who came out of the technical area, and after the fourth referee warned him about red, the coach turned to the head referee and told him, "Give me the yellow".

Also regarding Abu Fani, the group said that it was a mystery why Greenfeld waited almost a minute until he drew the second yellow card.

According to the people of Haifa, Greenfeld was affected by the pressure exerted on him by the people and players of Maccabi Tel Aviv after the offense.

At the same time, Abu Fani was criticized in Haifa for the two unnecessary yellows and they know that if Lavi does leave in the coming days, the team will only be left with Ali Muhammad in the center of the field.

Bassem Zarora will be included in the roster, and in about a week a final decision will also be made regarding Aviel Zargari.

  • sport

  • Israeli soccer

  • Super League


  • Maccabi Haifa

  • Barak Bacher

Source: walla

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