Recap of Maccabi Tel Aviv's 1:2 away win over Hapoel Jerusalem/Sport1
Maccabi Tel Aviv passed a test of character and ability last night against Hapoel Jerusalem. In all their games last month in Europe, the team knew how to lead first and exploit its dominance, but yesterday the arrears were a kind of shock and could have ended differently for them. "We went into the break behind and talked about it, that we can't go back to the league like this," one player said last night. "Robbie spoke, directed, reassured. He made some internal changes and mainly explained that we are a better team and that if we raise other energies for the second half, we will know how to take the game."
Keane made three changes to the line-up yesterday. But for the second time he gets a goal from his replacement, Osher Davide, whom he calls 'Dave'. In Iceland, the gate was disqualified. Last night it was already a perfectly legal goal and it gave Maccabi Tel Aviv the three points it was looking for. "For such exiles we brought Davide back to Israel," the club said last night. "These are three very important points." Keane was pleased that a substitute contributed a winning goal to the team. "I keep telling you, get into the game and make an impact. Make me change my mind and please you from the first minute," Keane told the players at meetings and he got exactly what he wanted from Davide.
"That's why we brought him to Israel." Davide/Bernie Ardov
The team didn't dwell too much last night on the goal Maccabi Tel Aviv conceded, but beyond closing out Enric Savorit's bad defense, it was again Orlando Mosquera with such a weak hand to the ball that was kicked at him. The Panamanian stroked the ball that went inside and probably opened the fight for the first vest against Roy from my lips yesterday.
Eran Zahavi, who scored three points in Iceland last Thursday, equalized yesterday with a strike and will be looking for his 400th goal in all competitions against Bnei Sakhnin on Sunday. Keane has decided to give the players three days of rest throughout the coming week ahead of the marathon games that await them.
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