PETAH TIKVA. Maccabi Tel Aviv defeats Maccabi Netanya with a 2-0 win with a goal from D. Biton (31′) and a goal from E. Zahavi (38′). Maccabi Tel Aviv took advantage of its better ball possession (59%).
Also, Maccabi Netanya had 2 players sent off: Raz Shlomo (45′ for a red card) and R. Kozuk (80′ for a red card).
The match was played at the Bloomfield Stadium stadium in Petah Tikva on Saturday and it started at 5:30 pm local time. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 16.1 degrees Celsius or 60.94 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 71%.
- 59 Ball Possession 41
- 19 Total 3
- 13 On Target 1
- 6 Off Target 2
- 0 Shots blocked 0
- 102 Attack 60
- 56 Dangerous attack 25
- 80 Ball safe 98
- 0 Penalties 0
- 9 Corners 0
- 2 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 1
- 5 Substitutions 3
Maccabi Tel Aviv had a superior ball possession 59% while Maccabi Netanya was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Maccabi Tel Aviv was putting more pressure with 56 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 13 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Maccabi Tel Aviv won the match.
Maccabi Tel Aviv shot 19 times, 13 on target, 6 off target. Talking about the opposition, Maccabi Netanya shot 3 times, 1 on target, 2 off target.
Maccabi Tel Aviv received 2 yellow cards (O. Davidzada and D. Biton). Talking about the opposition, Maccabi Netanya received 2 yellow cards (B. Enow and Plamen Galabov).
Also, Maccabi Netanya didn’t end the match with 11 players after
After this encounter, Maccabi Tel Aviv will have 52 points to hold in the 5th place. Talking about the opposition, Maccabi Netanya will stay with 37 points to sit in the 7th place.
In the next match in the Ligat ha’Al, Maccabi Tel Aviv will play away with Ashdod on the 19th of May with a 24-6 head to head statistic in favor of Maccabi Tel Aviv (11 draws).
Maccabi Netanya will play away agasint Hapoel Be’er Sheva on the 19th of May with a 14-12 head to head stats in favor of Hapoel Be’er Sheva (6 draws).
Maccabi Tel Aviv – Formation
The manager Aitor Karanka de la Hoz decided to play with the following team: .
Maccabi Tel Aviv made 4 changes: P. Guiagon for Avi Rikan (65′), Đ. Jovanović for Dor Turgeman (65′), D. Biton for Maor Kandil (72′) and O. Davidzada for Rareş Ilie (72′).
Maccabi Netanya – Formation
Ran Kozuch played with: .
Maccabi Netanya made 3 changes: E. Azulay for Aviv Avraham (67′), O. Bilu for Liran Rotman (67′) and P. Twumasi for Ahmad Ebraheim (87′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligat ha’Al.
- Hapoel Hadera – Sektzia Nes Tziona – 1-2
- Beitar Jerusalem – Hapoel Tel Aviv – 2-1
- Hapoel Be’er Sheva – Hapoel Katamon – 1-0
- Maccabi Tel Aviv – Maccabi Netanya – 2-0
- Maccabi Haifa – Ashdod – 2-1