Local soccer: Hapoel edges Maccabi in Tel Aviv derby

Hapoel's coach likely would've lost his job had his team not won.

November 12, 2007 05:40
Local soccer: Hapoel edges Maccabi in Tel Aviv derby

hapoel tel aviv 224.88. (photo credit: )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


An 80th minute goal by Fabio Junior gave Hapoel Tel Aviv a precious 1-0 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv at Bloomfield Stadium on Sunday night. Hapoel's first victory of the season means the team leapfrogs Maccabi and sends its arch-rival to the bottom of the table. The 123rd Tel Aviv derby was a dreary affair, but Hapoel coach Guy Luzon won't mind one bit as the win could well have saved his job. Hapoel got off to one of its worst ever starts to the season under Luzon and the coach would have likely lost his job had his team not won on Sunday. The match seemed to be heading to a 0-0 stalemate after both teams struggled to create scoring opportunities. Yannick Kamanan came the closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half, hitting the right post with his shot 18 minutes into the match. Maccabi was the better side for most of the game, but one good move by Hapoel 10 minutes before the final whistle ensured the hosts left Bloomfield with three points. Midfielder Baruch Dego crossed an accurate ball for Junior who headed in the winner to the delight of the red fans in the jam-packed stadium.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov