The quarter-final stage of the State Cup continues tonight (Tuesday) with the first of two meetings when Maccabi Netanya hosts Maccabi Haifa.
The champion reached the final of the cup last season and lost to Hapoel Beer Sheva in a duel from the penalty spot, while the host will hope to register a good result for the return match in Haifa.
The Toto Cup holder is missing the yellowed Flaman Glavov and is getting used to life without Aden Kartsev, who was sold to Istanbul in Turkish Shakhtar, hoping that Boris Eno and Aviv Avraham will make up for the lack of the talented midfielder and get a good result against Haifa.
Yuval Sade was placed in the center of the defense and Amir Berkovich was preferred over Liran Rothman.
After the joining of Dia Saba to the green club and the departure of Neta Lavie to Japan, Barak Becher brought back to the lineup several players who were absent from the canceled draw against Bnei Raina in the previous round of the league.
Mohamed Abou Fani moved up in the midfield together with the new acquisition Goni Noor, while Franzi Piero returned to the wing.
Rami Gershon started in the center of defense alongside Abdulai Sek and Dylan in Tubinsika, with Roi Mishpeti between the posts.
Pierre Cornot, who was injured at the beginning of the month, returned to the squad.
They will try to get a good result for the return match in Haifa.
Tovmasi Vesk (photo: Barney Ardov)
the progress of the game
Aviad Shiloh whistled for the start of the cup match in Netanya
Maccabi Haifa's first chance of the game: Chibuta received the ball inside the box from Abu Fani and kicked to the right from 14 meters, Nitzan headed to the corner
After the corner, Gershon also got into the situation, but Nitzan had no problem receiving his shot
The composition of the groups
Maccabi Netanya coach: Ran Kozhuch
The game setup
Maccabi Haifa coach: Barak Becher
The game setup
from my lips
Wednesday's games in the quarterfinals of the State Cup:
Hapoel Afula - Beitar Jerusalem (7:30 p.m.)
Maccabi Tel Aviv - Maccabi Petah Tikva (8:30 p.m.)