Summary of the dramatic victory of Maccabi Tel Aviv 1:2 over Hapoel Beer Sheva in Turner (Sport 1)
Yonatan Cohen, Avi Rikan and Maor Kandil, who were removed from the Maccabi Tel Aviv squad for the game against Hapoel Beer Sheva, were also not invited to tonight's game (Saturday, 20:00, Sport2) against MS.
Coach Aitor Karanka decided not to make any professional changes in the squad except for the return of Enrique Saborit from Yellows.
The Spaniard, who was not in the squad against Hapoel Beer Sheva, will return and is also supposed to start in the lineup instead of Nir Biton.
Saborit will enter the squad instead of Shahar Piven.
Another change in the Maccabi Tel Aviv lineup besides Saborit, should be Parfa Giagon instead of Gabi Kanikowski.
Yaagun played well from the moment he came on as a substitute at Turner Stadium and even squeezed the penalty close to the final whistle, from which Eran Zahavi scored and Maccabi Tel Aviv won.
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Yonatan Cohen (Photo: Ariel Shalom)
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Yonatan Cohen as mentioned was not invited to the game again and Maccabi Tel Aviv wants to see the change in his training during the days in Kiryat Shalom.
The club does not think for a moment that it is impossible to get the player who left Israel and was one of the best in the Premier League and the expectation is that this will come from the player, even in the current formation of Maccabi Tel Aviv that plays with two natural strikers, it is very difficult for him to get significant minutes.
After the points scored by Maccabi Tel Aviv against the big teams, Hapoel Beer Sheva and Maccabi Haifa, there is an expectation in the club to see tonight against MS.
I will carry the same passion and enthusiasm against a lower profile team.
Many of the reasons why Maccabi Tel Aviv is 10 points behind Maccabi Haifa, lie in the games they played against teams like Hapoel Jerusalem and Bnei Sakhnin who came to Bloomfield and did not give up.
Part of the decision whether to keep Karanka for another season will come from the performances remaining until the end of the season against the teams from the middle tier of the upper playoffs.
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