NAZARETH ILLIT. Beitar Jerusalem conquers Maccabi Bnei Raina with a 2-0 win with a goal from O. Dahan (16′) and a goal from D. Moreno (20′). Beitar Jerusalem was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (64%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Green Stadium stadium in Nazareth Illit on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Snir Levi who had the assistance of Dudu Biton and Toval Koltonof. The 4th official was Dekel Tzino.
Beitar Jerusalem had a strong ball possession 64% while Maccabi Bnei Raina was struggling with a 36% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Beitar Jerusalem was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 3 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Beitar Jerusalem won the contest.
Maccabi Bnei Raina shot 5 times, 3 on target, 2 off target. On the opposite side, Beitar Jerusalem shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target.
Maccabi Bnei Raina received 3 yellow cards (A. Abed, M. Abu Nil and Y. Brik). On the other side, Beitar Jerusalem received 6 yellow cards (L. Mizrachi, B. Cohen, Ion Nicolaescu, O. Kriaf, Amit Cohen and O. Dgani).
After playing this contest, Maccabi Bnei Raina will stay with 15 points to sit in the 14th place. Talking about the opposition, Beitar Jerusalem will have 24 points like Ashdod to sit in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Ligat ha’Al, Maccabi Bnei Raina will play away with Hapoel Katamon on the 11th of March with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Hapoel Katamon (0 draws).
Beitar Jerusalem will play away agasint Bnei Sakhnin on the 11th of March with a 15-13 head to head record in favor of Bnei Sakhnin (14 draws).
Maccabi Bnei Raina – Formation
The manager Sharon Mimer decided to play with the following team: I’yad Hutba, Arie Yanko, Lukas Spendlhofer, Nir Bardea, Ashraf Rabah, Oleksandr Noyok, Gustavo Marmentini dos Santos, Yaniv Brik, Mofleh Shalata, Amit Meir and Ahmad Abed.
The home team had on the bench: Osama Khalaila, Amit Zaneti, Shlomi Azulay, Abdallah Gaber, Loei Halaf, Ali Abbas, Isaac Nortey, Namir Aga and Muhamad Abu Nil.
Maccabi Bnei Raina made 5 changes: E. Khutaba for O. Khalaila (27′), Gustavo Marmentini for A. Zaneti (27′), A. Rabah for Abdallah Jaber (46′), O. Noyok for S. Azulay (46′) and A. Zaneti for L. Halaf (73′).
Beitar Jerusalem – Formation
Yosef Abukasis played with: Itamar Israeli, Orel Dgani, Ori Dahan, Danilo Moreno Asprilla, Ofir Kriaf, Trazie Thomas Zai, Bar Cohen, Lion Shimon Mizrachi, Avishay Cohen, Yarden Shua and Ion Nicolăescu.
They had on the bench: Amit Cohen, Ilay Madmon, Ronen Hanzis, Netanel Daloya, Or Zahavi, David Houja and Nehoray Dabush.
Beitar Jerusalem made only 1 change substituting L. Mizrachi for Amit Cohen (67′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligat ha’Al.