Recap: Maccabi Tel Aviv - Hapoel Petah Tikva 0:2/Sport1
The referees' union confirmed on Tuesday evening that Maccabi Haifa midfielder Ali Mohammed should have received a red card last week when the team hosted Bnei Sakhnin. The match ended 1-1 as is known, but according to the professional committee that published its conclusions from rounds 4-5, the midfielder should have finished the game earlier than expected, already in the 61st minute, "due to a serious game foul", according to them.
Another incident noted from the fourth round concerns the Tel Aviv derby, when the professional committee admitted that a foul on Dor Peretz in extra time of the second half "necessitated a penalty kick ruling" that could have allowed Maccabi Tel Aviv to go up to a historic 0-6 in meetings between the teams.
Maccabi Tel Aviv was deprived, Dor Peretz missed his first goal and a historic derby?/Kobi Eliyahu
Also, Idan Vered was rightly excluded in the game between Hapoel Petah Tikva and Hapoel Be'er Sheva according to the committee members, who praised the justified intervention of the screen judges. On the other hand, another player who, according to the committee's conclusions, should have received a red card is Liran Sardal, who also committed a "serious game offense" in the 80th minute of Hapoel Haifa's loss to Maccabi Bnei Reina in the fifth and final round.
The committee added: "Since the start of the season, a number of serious game violations have been committed, some of which have caused significant injury to players. At a professional conference held today at the team house in Shfayim, the referees were instructed to exercise zero tolerance towards players who endanger the safety of their opponents and to issue red cards accordingly."
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