Hapoel Beer Sheva recorded a 0:1 victory over Hapoel Jerusalem today (Saturday) with a winning goal by Eugene Ansa in extra time of the first half, repeating the last afternoon game between the teams last season which ended in the same score with the same scorer before halftime.
The Reds' three points brought them within a point of the leading Maccabi Haifa, when tonight (20:00), they will face MS.
Ashdod and will try to increase the gap again, just before the season match between the two that will be held with the return of the Premier League from the upcoming team break in about two weeks.
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Eliniv Barda about another 0:1 victory in the championship fight: "We know it won't be easy. Today was the first final out of 9. We started the game very well, except for turnovers that caused us to accumulate unnecessary yellows. I liked the movement of the ball. We weren't able to make adjustments to the changes theirs in the half, but things balanced out. When things don't work out, you think about how to keep that precious goal. Players who haven't played for a long time stepped up today, and a good word deserves everyone, everyone who played."
On keeping the result: "We got a goal disallowed, so I can't fully comment yet, because I haven't seen the move. Still, you have to be smart enough to keep the result at home. The crowd pushed us in the hardest minutes. It also happened against Kiryat Shmona? I don't I remember today situations where they endangered us except for one save by Glazer."
On the experience of fighting for the championship: "It's not going to be easy. From my experience, it's always a fight until the end. We have many players who have won championships, including foreigners.
Dor Micah: "It's a kind of advantage to play before the opponent, we did our job and it's important to open the playoffs like this. Although we only won 0:1, we played well and created situations in the first half. We have a bit of a problem taking advantage of situations, it was also last week And we'll have to improve. We wanted to score the second and make the game easier, unfortunately that didn't happen in the last two games. These are tough opponents, this is a team that won in Bloomfield two weeks ago. Even 0:1 is good."
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At the press conference after the game, Aden Shamir commented on the fact that the three midfielders of Hapoel Beer Sheva, Gordana, Elias, and himself were not called to the team and said: "Each of us three has a place in the team. We do not fall short of those who are there in our positions. We may not be appreciated enough but We are no less good and our job is to prove it on the field."
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Ziv Aryeh after the loss: "The first half is mainly on me, I don't believe in practicing tactical things at this stage of the year, because the team is trained. We have to play with what brought us here until now. In terms of the struggles for the first and second balls, there was one team here that came to fight for The championship and one that reached the top playoffs. There was one team on the field today. I was wrong, 98% my mistake in choosing the formation and the composition. The considerations to open like this? To press high. I don't like to practice that, I disturbed them, it's my loss."
Ofek Biton: "First half we didn't perform. In the second half we were better than them, we had to take advantage of our situations. About our coach taking responsibility for the lineup? It happens, people make mistakes. We should have equalized and even reversed. We'll come next game and do the job."
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