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However, in the 24th minute, Hapoel’s Adi Gotlieb pounded the ball home from inside the box past a helpless Guy Haimov to cut the gap to 2-1.
The center back Etienne Reijnen was slightly injured and treated on the spot
Mac TA crushes Beersheba • Netanya climbs up with victory over Sakhnin • Beitar beats Hadera
Jerusalem, which is tied with Hapoel Holon, pulled ahead in the closing minutes after a tight encounter.
By ALLON SINAI
In a cruel twist of fate, that is the same knee in which he tore his ACL.
Anthony Nawkaeme secured the three points in the 89th minute, scoring in his return to the lineup.
Before playing Hapoel, Maccabi hosts Malaga in Euroleague action on Thursday, aiming to make it three wins in a week after defeating defending European champion Fenerbahce last Thursday.
It was just two weeks ago that Maccabi coach Jordi Cruyff had to deal with increasing calls for his head from yellow-and- blue fans after the team had registered its third straight.
The Greens have won just one of their past seven games.
But Haifa’s problems obviously go far beyond Guy Luzon.
Beersheba moved two points clear of Hapoel Haifa, with Beitar Jerusalem another point further back.
Maccabi Haifa, which has triumphed in only one of its past seven games, ends the first round of action with only 16 points, its worst return at this stage of the season since the 1987/88 campaign.
Greens get point on the road in Buzaglo’s return
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