Champions Maccabi Tel Aviv continued their Ligat Japanika campaign by welcoming Bnei Yehuda, this evening at the Netanya stadium.

Head Coach Vladimir Ivic’s Starting XI included keeper Daniel Tenenbaum, Ofir Davidzada, Maor Kandil, Jair Amador, Avi Rikan, Sheran Yeini, Dan Glazer, Dor Peretz, Dor Micha, Yonatan Cohen, Itay Shechter.  

Available on the bench were keeper Daniel Peretz, Eitan Tibi, Eli Dasa, Shahar Piven, Enric Saborit, Nadav Nidam, Chico Ofoedu.

First Half

While Maccabi Tel Aviv had more of possession in the opening 20 minutes, Bnei Yehuda were not afraid to send players forward and attack the Champions on the counter attack.

In the 23rd minute, Yonatan Cohen had a strike from outside the 18-yard box caught by the Bnei Yehuda keeper, Emilios Zobas.

In the 25th minute, Bnei Yehuda striker Dolev Haziza scored a thumping header past keeper, Daniel Tenenbaum, to give Bnei Yehuda the lead.

In added time of the first half, Ofir Davidzada played a cross that deflected off of Yonatan Cohen’s head into the goal to equalize for the Yellow and Blue.

After an eventful first half, the two sides went into the break, level at 1-1.

Second Half

In the 57th minute, Dor Peretz fired a strong header into the ground from a corner kick to give Maccabi Tel Aviv the lead after a controlling start to the second half. 

In the 71st minute Bnei Yehuda’s Dor Jan cut onto his right foot and put a powerful shot past Daniel Tenenbaum to equalize for the visitors.

In the 82nd minute Fejsal Mulic hit a strike from outside the 18-yard box to score the winner for Bnei Yehuda.