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Highlights: Barak Itzhaki will make his debut as coach of Beitar Jerusalem on Saturday. The former Maccabi Netanya striker will meet his former coach Guy Sarfati for the first time. The two played together in 2003, when Israel was in the midst of the second intifada. Beitar lost the same game, but were saved from relegation at the bottom of the table. The pair will meet again, this time on the lines, on Saturday at Teddi Stadium.

Toklomati Petah, Zabiti partner, Uzan Bishel, French lamb. Barak Itzhaki's debut on the lines of Beitar Jerusalem will once again bring him together with Maccabi Netanya and his coach

Barak Itzhaki is introduced as the new coach of Beitar Jerusalem with Barak Abramov, Almog Cohen/photo: Shlomi Gabai. Video editing: Nir Chen

"You have to know how to win, even at the expense of a beautiful game," Guy Sarfati simply summed up Maccabi Netanya's victory over Beitar Jerusalem. How much he would like to do it this Saturday as well.

It was not Barak Itzhaki's debut at home. Jerusalem, but not far from there either: his second game.

The date was September 20, 2003 when the young striker gathered from Po'el Ashkelon faced a Frenchman for the first time.

On Saturday they will meet again, this time on the lines.

Itzhaki started in a 4:0 defeat to Maccabi Haifa in the opening round of the season and in his second game at Beitar Jerusalem, he met Maccabi Netanya in the box. In front of him was an opponent who gave the keys to Guy Sraffati, the "heir" of Reuven Atar who retired a few months before due to an injury. Sraffati He was at his peak and about a month before this match, he made his debut for the Israeli national team, the first of four in a short international career.

He didn't beat Zarfati until he moved to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Itzhaky/Danny Maron

Although Israel was not in the midst of a war like today, the security situation was precarious.

The days were the days of the second intifada, attacks and targeted assassinations opened new editions.

In the summer, for example, Maccabi Tel Aviv hosted Zilina in the Champions League qualifiers at Franz Sosa Stadium - exactly where Israel will host Iceland next month in the playoffs for promotion to Euro 2024.

Hapoel Tel Aviv hosted in Rotterdam, Hapoel Ramat Gan in Slovakia and Maccabi Haifa first in Turkey and later also in Rotterdam - There they lost 4:0 to Valencia in the UEFA Cup.

Israel Zabiti came on as a substitute in the 85th minute - today he is the fitness coach of Maccabi Netanya. Zarfati was there, as well as Uri Ozan - and if he was a commentator this Saturday at Teddi, it could have been " In the center of the defense, by the way, Toni Toklomati - the father of Idan from Maccabi Petah Tikva - made his debut.

In the 21st minute, Maccabi Netanya launched an organized and beautiful attack, and at the end of it, Ozan sent a cross into the center of the box, and Sarfati continued with a precise kick to the far corner of Itzik Kornfein Beitar was better in the second half, they also had claims that seemed well-founded for a penalty, but Menashe Mashiach did not have VAR.

The goal of Zrafti was enough for Netanya to win 0:1 and Zrafti as mentioned concluded: "You need to know how to win, even at the expense of a good game."

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Scored a winning goal from a header by Uri Ozan.

French/Maariv, Adi Avishi

At the end of the game dozens of Beitar Jerusalem fans gathered, tried to hurt the Frenchman and encountered reinforced YSM forces.

Beitar coach Eli Ohana, and owner Meir Penijel, heard strong demands for reinforcements, after a second loss and qualifying in last place.

Beitar lost the same game, but were saved from relegation after a difficult season at the bottom.

Her profit was the same Barak Itzhaki, and also other young people like Amit Ben Shoshan, Aviram Brokhian and Maor Malikson, who under the auspices of a difficult economic situation, were promoted in the staff.

Maccabi Netanya won that game, but was relegated at the end of the season.

It took Yitzhaki seven games until he beat Zarfati as a player, and it happened when he was already wearing the Maccabi Tel Aviv uniform.

In his seven meetings with Zarfati as a Beitar Jerusalem player, the team from the capital lost three times and four more games ended without a decision.

In the 2011/12 season, Itzhaky finally did it against Zarfati. Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Hapoel Petah Tikva 1:3 away in the opening round and settled for 0:1 in round 16. The striker scored in both games.

The match between Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Netanya will take place on Saturday at 19:30 (Sport3). Beitar will come to it after three consecutive losses, and Netanya after five consecutive losses.

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Source: walla

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