Israel Toto Cup [R], 16.08.2003

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  1. MHaifa1913

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    United States
    Dec 21, 1998
    New York, NY, USA
    Maccabi Haifa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maccabi Haifa 3-1 Hapoel Ramat Gan
    What an embarassment that Hapoel Ramat Gan is going to play in the UEFA Cup.

    Hapoel Tel-Aviv 1-1 Ashdod SC
    Is this Ashdod's year?

    Maccabi Haifa eases past hapless Hapoel Ramat Gan
    By Haaretz Sports Staff

    Maccabi Haifa downed Hapoel Ramat Gan 3-1, while
    Hapoel Tel Aviv and Ashsdod SC played to a 1-1
    draw in the Toto Cup last night.

    Eran Levi scored a brace and set
    up a goal as Maccabi Haifa took
    a four point lead at the top of
    Group 2.

    Haifa coach Ronni Levi gave a
    rest to most of the team that
    thrashed Betar Jerusalem 4-0 on
    Sunday, and his second-tier
    players proved more than enough
    against the State Cup holders.

    Haifa went ahead after only four minutes when
    Yaniv Katan, who missed Sunday's game because
    of a family wedding, sent the ball wide to Levi
    who caught the Ramat Gan `keeper off his line
    and sent a chip from the edge of the penalty
    area into the net.

    Haifa went 2-0 up in the 15th minute after Omer
    Buxenbaum, who made the move from Ramat Gan to
    Kiryat Eliezer over the summer, headed an Eran
    Levi corner past his former teammates. Ten
    minutes later, Drajan Elian pulled a goal back
    for Ramat Gan with a 20-meter blast. Levi
    sealed the result two minutes before the final
    whistle with another long-range effort.

    In Group 3, Yossi Abuksis came up against his
    former Hapoel Tel Aviv teammates for the first
    since his move to Ashdod.

    Ashdod took the lead in the 20th minute on a
    Shai Holtzman penalty after David Revivo was
    brought down in the box by Shimon Gershon.
    Hapoel pressed for an equalizer, but it took
    the team well into the second half before it
    managed to break down the Ashdod defense. In
    the 76th minute, Rueben Solchaga latched on to
    a Yossi Rosen cross and chipped the ball over
    Ashdod's Polish `keeper Radoslav Maidan. Eight
    minutes later, Solchaga found the net again,
    but the Argentinian striker was ruled offside.

    Ashdod leads Group 3 with six points ahead of
    Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Herzliya with five.

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