Maccabi “Shachar” Tel Aviv visited Beitar Tubruk on Matchday 7 of the Israel Youth Premier League. The Yellow & Blue began the day undefeated and in 3rd place while the host’s were in 13th position with one league victory.
Head Coach Guy Tzarfati’s Starting XI: Or Itzhak, Michael Chilaka, Amit Glazer, Dan Lugassi, Tomer Mahluf, Ido Shachar, Eduardo Guerrero, Yoav Hofmayster, Rave Assayag, Bar Cohen, Eyal Hen.
In the 8’ Maccabi came close to finding the back of the goal when Cohen sent Assayag a nice through ball into the box but at the last second a Tubruk defender cleared the threat however, in the 17’ the host’s wouldn’t be so lucky. Left back Mahluf began by passing the ball to Assayag who took a slammed home the opening strike of the contest from the air into the corner of the goal for a 1:0 Maccabi lead.
Tubruk almost drew even three minutes later when midfielder Michael Shriki took a shot from the top of the box, but the ball got tangled up in the Maccabi defense while in the 22’ a Yellow & Blue counter attack saw Hen take a through ball and crossed it to Guerrero but the latter just missed the target. In the 25’ Beitar tried their luck to no avail and a minute later Itzhak made an brilliant save off of Netanel Morris who unleashed a blast from just 6 meters out.
Right halftime, Cohen sent the ball to Hen on the left wing, cut to the middle but his chance went out while a set free kick play by the host’s left Roie Amos all alone in front of the Maccabi goal but his attempt went out as the Yellow & Blue took a 1:0 lead into the break.
Adi Vaknin tried to find the equalizer in the 49’ but Hofmayster was able to block the ball while three minutes later Cohen’s opportunity was cleared by Amos. In the 58’ Tubruk almost drew even but Morris’s header went over the goal and in the 65’ the visitor’s hit the bar off a dangerous free kick.
In the 70’ Tubruk again almost found the equalizer when Niv Alfi took the ball in the box and sent a shot that Itzhak saved to keep the score as is while five minutes later Omri Ram who had come in as a substitute for Maccabi sent the ball towards the goal, but the host defense cleared the threat. In the 77’ Ram again was at the center of attention when he took the ball in the middle of the pitch raced into the box and from a sharp angle took a shot on goal but Maoz the Tubruk keeper was the save.
Two minutes later substitute Tamir Glazer tried his luck from long distance to no avail but the rebound went to Gil Ben Shalosh who passed the ball to Cohen but his chance went out. In the 82’ Chilaka sent a through ball to Ben Shalosh but his attempt was taken care of my Maoz and three minutes later a pair of substitutes, Nadav Nidam and Tal Yagudaev teamed up for a chance but the latter’s attempt was blocked by Moaz. Just before the final whistle Yagudaev made no mistake when he put the ball into the corner of the Tubruk goal to wrap up a 2:0 Maccabi win.