Local Soccer: State Cup semifinal draw pits

Hapoel has yet to concede a goal in the Cup.

May 3, 2007 02:18
Local Soccer: State Cup semifinal draw pits

soccer 298.88. (photo credit: Asaf Kliger)


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The two remaining Premier League clubs in the State Cup were drawn on Wednesday to face each other in the semifinals. Cup-holder Hapoel Tel Aviv was drawn to play Ashdod SC at National Stadium in Ramat Gan on May 9, and third division giant-killer Hapoel Ramat Gan will face National League club Hapoel Ashkelon in the other semifinal. "This is the toughest draw we could have received," Hapoel Tel Aviv coach Nir Levin said on Wednesday. "Ashdod advanced to the semis in convincing fashion [4-0 against Maccabi Petah Tikva], but I hope we can progress to the final nevertheless." Hapoel has yet to concede a goal in the Cup, defeating Hapoel Jerusalem 3-0 in the ninth round, Hapoel Marmorek 1-0 in the round of 16 and Bnei Sakhnin 3-0 in Tuesday's quarterfinals. Hapoel Ramat Gan, which won the Cup in 2003, became the fourth third division team in the last 30 years to reach the last four by defeating Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday. After Wednesday's favorable draw, it is hoping to become the first ever from Liga Artzit to win the competition.

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