Elyaniv Barda 311.
(photo credit: Adi Avishai)
Israel coach Luis Fernandez called up on Monday Toto Tamuz and Dor Malul for
Friday’s crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Greece at Bloomfield Stadium after
Ben Sahar and Elyaniv Barda were ruled out through injuries picked up over the
Sahar limped out of AJ Auxerre’s 4-1 victory over AC Ajaccio on
Saturday with an ankle injury, while Barda tore a muscle in his leg in KRC
Genk’s 0-0 draw against Mechelen.
Tamuz has been in impressive form for
Hapoel Tel Aviv so far this season, while right-back Malul has gotten his
continental career off to a strong start, even scoring in Beerschot’s 1-1 draw
against Standard Liege in the Belgian league on Sunday.
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Benayoun has seen just one minute of action for the Blues this
season and was restricted to 10 appearances for the club in 2010/11 due to an
Achilles injury, which kept him out for six months.
The transfer window
closes on August 31.
Yellow-and-blue thrashes Ashdod Maccabi Tel Aviv
succeeded where Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Tel Aviv failed on Monday, defeating
Ashdod SC 4-0 at Bloomfield Stadium to maintain its perfect start to the Premier
Haifa could only manage a 2-2 draw against Hapoel Petah
Tikva on Saturday, while Hapoel was held to a 1-1 tie by Bnei Yehuda on
However, despite never really hitting top gear, Maccabi claimed a
comfortable victory over Ashdod on Monday to join Hapoel Rishon Lezion as the
only team with six points after two matches. Maccabi fans had to wait until the
43rd minute until they finally saw their team move in front.
Medunjanin’s shot from the center of the box shouldn’t have really troubled Ofir
Martziano, but the Ashdod goalkeeper allowed the ball to slip under his
Three minutes after the break the match was all but
Martziano’s poor clearance found its way to Dor Micha and he easily
doubled Tel Aviv’s advantage, allowing the hosts to run riot in the closing
Eliran Atar continued his excellent start to the season with
another goal in the 78th minute before Moussa Konate scored the goal of the
night three minutes later with a superb shot from the edge of the
Betar Jerusalem can become the third team to win two straight
matches to start the season when it visits Hapoel Beersheba on Tuesday night in
a match twice postponed last week following the security situation in the south
of the country.