Maccabi “Shachar” Tel Aviv visited Tzur Shalem in the Israel State Cup competition as the 2nd place young Yellow & Blue kicked off against the 10th place Liga Leumit Youth side. Head Coach Guy Tzarfati’s attack included Eylon Almog, Mufleh Shalata and William Agada.
Starting XI: Daniel Peretz, Ran Vaturi, Alon Shtrozberg, Tomer Mahluf, Fadi Najar, Amit Glazer, Tomer Altman, Prince Thomas, Mufleh Shalata, Eylon Almog, William Agada.
Almog found the back of the goal in the 18’ to give Maccabi “Shachar” a 1:0 lead after he went by a defender and scored from 7 meters out. Tzur Shalem evened up the contest in the second half, but the Yellow & Blue regained the advantage thanks to substitute Eyal Hen. As the match closed in on the 90’ the referee handed a penalty to Tzur Shalem who duly covered to send the match into extra time.
In the 110’ Agada was issued a red card after fouling a Tzur Shalem player from behind. Just as the match was about to head to penalties the Maccabi defense passed the ball back to Peretz, however, the Tzur Shalem striker jumped on it and put it behind the shot stopper sending the U-19’s to a 3:2 defeat.