The final of the State Football Cup, which took place tonight (Tuesday) at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, between the teams Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Beer Sheva, provided us with everything that a crazy football evening can provide. Spectacular crowd displays, four goals in 120 minutes and a tense penalty shootout until the last minute.
At the end of the 90 minutes, the teams went down to the break before extra time with the result on the board being 2-2. This is after a dramatic equalizer by the Greens from Haifa in the 87th minute. At the end of an extra time with a number of situations that almost decided the game, only the referee gave and sent the cup final to a decision from penalty kicks from 11 meters.
The penalty shootout started with a strong kick by the Reds to the goalpost, but with an amazing display of goalies by Glazer, who stopped no less than three penalties, the trophy travels at the end of the crazy evening to the Negev and will send tens of thousands to celebrate in Be’er Sheva.
League Director Erez Kalfon: “Congratulations to Hapoel Beer Sheva and Alona Barkat on winning their state cup. After a season saturated with sporting struggles and upheavals, I am happy that coach Aliniv Barda, the players and the people of the entire club can be proud of winning their third state cup. The end of the current season once again emphasized the strength and power of Israeli football and all the anticipation for the next game season. “
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