After 16 days without football due to a severe corona outbreak and in the shadow of the dramatic announcement regarding Sheikh Hemed Khalifa, Betar Jerusalem returned tonight (Thursday) to the grass and scratched a very important 1: 2 away against Maccabi Netanya even though it collapsed fatigue and just fell off its feet. It manifests itself, you ask? Ali Muhammad, who recovered from the virus and came on in the 57th minute, was replaced less than half an hour later.A pretty rare event, certainly when it comes to a player with excellent physical fitness like his.
The hero of the game was Idan Vered, who cooked for Michael Ohana (9) and doubled (61) with his debut goal this season, but in Betar Jerusalem nothing goes smoothly this season. Eliran Atar hit Lamak Benda in the face (73), saw the red card and returned Maccabi Netanya for the game, but Fernand Guri only shrank with his first in the Premier League (76) and the Diamonds, who suffered from inaccuracy, recorded a disappointing loss and also lost coach Raymond Atwald to the referee in extra time and was sent off.
As mentioned, Netanya can certainly come out disappointed. She arrived without a few situations, but did not take advantage of the great fatigue of the Betar Jerusalem players and suffered from inaccuracies in the front. The Diamonds can be encouraged by Shir Tzedek coming off the bench and recording first minutes while Abubakar Dombia opened for the first time at 11 and showed reasonable ability. Roy Corinne , Who replaced him, was injured and had to leave on his own ten minutes later.The bright spot is the young puppy, who as mentioned got off the bench, scored for the first time in the senior team uniform and proved that the club has a future.
The Jerusalemites started with the veteran Tal Ben-Haim, with Santiago Ocampus and Uri Megbo placed in the wings due to a weakness suffered by Oren Bitton and Shai Konstantin who started on the bench alongside Ali Muhammad who also did not fully recover from the corona. Michael Ohana, Yarden Shoa and Eliran Atar were on the attack. At Netanya, Almog Cohen, who helped the team not absorb in the last three games, continued at 11, with Shir Tzedek waiting on the bench for the premiere in yellow-black. Abubaker Domvia, who went up for five minutes against Hapoel Haifa, opened for the first time.
The Jerusalemites started the game with a lot of enthusiasm and in the ninth minute also went up on the scoreboard, when a beautiful team move ended with Michael Ohana finding the net for the fourth time this season in his 11th appearance. Idan Vered signed on for cooking. Netanya woke up after the goal and was close to equalizing (36), but Itamar Nitzan flew and with his fingertips hit a bomb of Ayalon Yerushalmi that made its way to the connections. Just before the break, Aviv Avraham found himself in a comfortable position, but did not kick well enough and it was 0: 1 for the visitors in the half.
Netanya continued to dominate in the second half as well, but the big opportunity was actually for Betar Jerusalem: Danny Amos lost a ball carelessly and Jordan Shua rolled close to the exposed net, but Almog Cohen emerged at the last minute and prevented a safe goal. What a negligent miss by the striker, but Luckily, Betar doubled two minutes later, when Aviel Zargari Harim and Vered, the first goal scorer, hit it wholeheartedly. is over? Definately not. Atar, in an irresponsible action, hit Benda in the face and was sent off (76), but fortunately Netanya only managed to shrink from a shot by Guri (76) and it is a big 1: 2 for the visitors at the end.
Betar Jerusalem recorded its third away victory in a row and is in a good position to enter the top playoffs, with three games missing and only four points less than Maccabi Netanya, which is in sixth place. On Monday, Jerusalem is facing a difficult test in the form of home games against Maccabi Haifa. On the other hand, the Diamonds absorbed for the first time after three games and they will hope to improve positions on Monday in an important away game against Hapoel Kiryat Shmona, which is fighting with it and Betar for the place in the first six.
Maccabi Netanya: Danny Amos, Ido Weir, Almog Cohen, Klian van der Kapp (Elad Shahaf, 75), Rotem Keller (Shir Tzedek, 56), Omri Gandelman, Aviv Avraham, Ayalon Yerushalmi (Fernand Guri, 56), Gabi Kanikovsky, Abubaker Dombia (Roy Corinne, 56, Lamek Benda, 66), Kwan Freiter.
Beitar Jerusalem: Itamar Nitzan, Santiago Occupus, Uriel Degani, Tal Ben Haim, Uri Megbo, Tamir Adi (Ofir Krief, 71), Aviel Zargari, Michael Ohana (Ali Muhammad, 57, Glaofilo Haselbaink 86), Idan Vered (Uziel Pardo, 85) Eliran Atar, Jordan Shua.
the progress of the game
Maccabi Netanya held an exciting ceremony in honor of Slobodan Drapic and Shai Barda, Betar Jerusalem coaches, who guided the team from the City of Diamonds for four years and led it to success. In addition, Gabi Kanikovsky received the Player of the Month title.
Minute 1: The game in Netanya started.
Minute 6: Shua took advantage of Almog Cohen’s slip and kicked towards the goal from an extension, but his ball was stopped by a Jerusalemite who doubtfully touched his hand.
9th minute, Betar Jerusalem went up to 0: 1: Atar found Vered who moved with a touch to the center and Michael Ohana continued from an extension to the high net. A wonderful move by the Jerusalemites and a fourth goal of the season for the connection.
Minute 19: Yerushalmi tried to threaten from a distance, Nitzan was there and received no problems.
21st minute: Ohana found Atar who cut to the middle and from the center of the extension kicked over the crossbar. A big miss for the veteran striker.
25th minute: Ben Haim kept a bad distance, but fortunately Kanikovsky’s experience was repulsed by a defensive player.
Minute 37: Netanya almost scored one of the goals of the season. Yerushalmi fired a huge missile from 28 meters and Nitzan flew and hit the crossbar with his fingertips.
42 min: 48 minutes left, but Nitzan saw a yellow card for wasting time. Unnecessary.
Minute 45: Dombia passes an excellent pass to Avraham who has a comfortable position with a field goal kick.
Minute 45: Atar missed in front of an exposed net, but fortunately the Kwon raised the flag to the dissident and prevented him from much embarrassment.
Minute 46: Netanya continued its pressure even in the opening of the second half. Freiter came one-on-one with Nitzan, but stumbled and released a weak kick straight into the hands of the veteran goalkeeper.
53 min: Shuaa put a good ball into Ocompos, but van der Cap arrived on time and prevented a dangerous situation.
Minute 56: Shir Tzedek replaced Rotem Keller and made his debut in the Maccabi Netanya uniform.
59th minute, shocking miss for Betar: Amos negligently lost a ball in the extension and Shua, who stood in front of a completely exposed net, a weak ball wheel that Almog Cohen managed to save at the last minute.
In the 61st minute, Betar Jerusalem went up to 0: 2: Zargari bounced into the extension and Rose continued with a wholehearted jab inside.
64 min: Substitute Guri got into an excellent strike position, but his ball slipped out. Bad luck for diamonds.
67 minutes: Another opportunity for Netanya, this time Kanikovsky was not accurate enough.
73 minutes, Betar with ten players: Benda committed an ugly foul on Atar, who hit him in the face and was sent off with a direct red card by Yigal Fried.
In the 77th minute, Netanya shrank to 2: 1: Kanikovsky picked up a wonderful pick from the right and the young puppy was honored with his Premier League debut goal with a great shot to the near corner. We have a game!
92 minutes, red Latwald: Maccabi Netanya coach protested a refereeing decision and was sent off.
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