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Mac TA crushes Beersheba • Netanya climbs up with victory over Sakhnin • Beitar beats Hadera
“I’m just doing my job,” said Hasselbaink following the contest. “When I entered the game I just wanted to do the best that I could and this time I helped out with a goal and an assist.
Haifa dominated the first decade of the 21st century, winning seven championships between 2000 and 2011.
Anthony Nawkaeme secured the three points in the 89th minute, scoring in his return to the lineup.
By ALLON SINAI
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
Despite a hefty investment, Haifa has fallen well short of expectations over recent seasons.
Haifa’s five defeats have come by an average 17.8 points per game, with the Greens the league’s worst offensive and defensive team.
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