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(photo credit: Adi Avishai)
Maccabi Haifa dropped its first points of the Premier League season on Monday
night, drawing 1-1 with Hapoel Beersheba at Vasermil Stadium.
the season with two straight victories and looked to be in control on Monday
after taking the lead in Beersheba thanks to Vladimir Dvalishvili’s 50th minute
However, the hosts seized control after Haifa’s Eyal Golasa was
sent off six minutes later and claimed a deserved point following Lior Jan’s
70th minute header, meaning Hapoel Haifa remains the only team to have won all
three of its league matches to date.
Beersheba midfielder David Revivo
came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half, but Haifa goalkeeper
Amir Edri did well to keep out his dangerous free-kick from 20 meters out in the
Five minutes after the halftime interval, the visitors would
make the breakthrough.
Idan Vered surged down the right flank before
squaring the ball for Dvalishvili, who made no mistake in front of an
However, Haifa’s joy at taking the lead was short-lived. In the 56th
minute, Golasa was sent off after picking up his second yellow card in
minutes following a rash challenge on Maor Melikson.
Revivo failed to
equalize with the subsequent free kick, but Beersheba would tie the
score in the
After an excellent performance, Edri completely misjudged
Revivo’s corner and Jan was on hand to score on his debut.