Hapoel Tel Aviv & Hapoel Jerusalem draw 1-1, Goalless Petach Tikva Derby

Jul 29, 2023 | Football

In Toto Cup action, Hapoel Jerusalem and Hapoel Tel Aviv played to a 1-1 draw as Hisham Layous and Idan Dahan traded goals as the teams split the points at Teddy Stadium in the capital city.

“All in all this was a good game for us,” Jerusalem coach Ziv Arie said. “Right now I want everyone to get playing time and we have a very good squad. There are things that we need to fix up and improve on and we will continue on and hope that we will be ready when the league begins. We want to develop players, play happy soccer and win as many games as we can.”

“I’m not disappointed with the result as its still very early on in the season,” Tel Aviv coach Michael Valkanis said. “I’m content with about 75% of our game and we have another month and a lot of work to do in order to get ready for the season. We have to really be careful with how many minutes the players will be on the pitch in order to avoid injuries.”

In the Petach Tikva derby, Maccabi and Hapoel played to a goalless draw as both teams earned promotion from the Leumit League and will play in the top division this season.

“We saw some good things and bad things and we have to work on those to get them better ahead of the league,” Maccabi Petach Tikva coach Benny Lam said. “We always want to win and we played well for the most part until about the 70th minute and then we were under pressure which we have to work on.”

“We missed an opportunity to win this game,” Hapoel coach Ofer Tesselpepe. “We were without some players in this game but we are a big team with great fans and we have to understand that we are now playing in the top league.”

Also, Bnei Sakhnin slipped by Hapoel Haifa 1-0 on Dor Hugi’s 34th minute goal to take the 3-points and the win.

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