Maccabi Tel Aviv, without their eight international players, conducted two training sessions today, including a game against the Under-19s
Toward the end of the international break and before they enjoy a complete rest this week-end, the Maccabi Tel Aviv squad conducted two training sessions at the Kiryat Shalom training ground. The long day of training took place without the team's eight international players; five members of the senior national team (midfielders Gal Alberman and Mahran Radi, defenders Yoav Ziv and Eytan Tibi and striker Eliran Atar), two members of the Under-21 national team (midfielder Dor Micha and striker Munas Dabbur) and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, who is with the Nigerian national team. Striker Robert Earnshaw, who strained his hamstring in the team's victory over Ashdod FC on Saturday, trained off the pitch along with the other injured players. Defenders Omer Vered and Reef Peretz continued their recoveries, while young striker Gael Margulies – also recovering from a knee injury – accelerated his training regimen.
During the second part of the day, there was a practise game between Maccabi Tel Aviv's senior team and the Under-19 team, ending with a score of 1-0. Sagi Dror scored for the Under-19 team in a 70-minute game. Sagiv Yehezkel played one half with the senior team. Tomorrow the senior team will conduct their last practise session of the week, but it will not be followed by a league game due to the international break. The Under-19s will also take a rest from games this Saturday.