Haifa Derby ends in 1-1 draw

Feb 18, 2024 | Football

The Haifa Derby between Maccabi and Hapoel ended in a 1-1 draw as the two sides split the points at Sammy Ofer Stadium. Gadi Kinda was tripped up in the box minutes into the game but Lior Refaelov’s penalty kicks was saved by Reds keeper Yoav Gerafi, however, just minutes later Kinda nodded home an Anan Khalaili ball to give the Greens a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute. However, Hapoel drew even early on in the second half as Tomer Yosefi pounded the ball home in the box to earn a point for his squad.

“We didn’t start the game off well and we could have made some better decisions,” Maccabi Haifa coach Messay Dego said. “If we could have scored that second goal, we could have killed off there game, but we were playing against an excellent team and we just have too keep going.”

“This was a good performance from us,” Hapoel Haifa Head Coach Roni Levy said. “The guys did a very good job both tactically as a whole and on the attack. We kept finding solutions to issues that Maccabi Haifa were causing us and all in all I am very proud of the players and the fans for the result.”

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