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Bnei Yehuda Escapes 1-0


Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv will move on to face Irish side Shamrock Rovers after squeaking past Armenian side Ulisses. Both sides had numerous chances in the game. Especially in the second half where Bnei Yehuda made some defensive errors due to poor fitness. In the first half Bnei Yehuda dominated possession but ran out of ideas when they came into the final third. Moshe Biton and Oz Raly were both culprits in that regard and could have been scapegoats if Bnei Yehuda lost. Fortunately, at the end of the first half Moshe Biton registered a shot on goal which was saved, and then Omri Afek who was offside followed up and his shot was saved, but finally new boy Shalev Menashe finished for the Shchuna. 1-0 for Bnei Yehuda going into half time. Din Mori was mysteriously subbed off at the beginning of the second half for Ivan Garrido, who is his usual partner in defence. Bnei Yehuda started the second half off well, but didn’t really get anywhere till Liori Tzairi was subbed on for Oz Rali. Bnei Yehuda had several chances after that with Moshe Biton missing an opportunity and substitute Shlomi Levi missing from point blank range. Moshe Biton had several opportunities during the game and missed all of them. The Armenian side did put some pressure on Bnei Yehuda, and Bnei Yehuda’s defenders made several mistakes near the end of the game, which can be blamed on fatigue as they have only played two games in this very new season. However the statistics were 15 shots to 1 and Bnei Yehuda should have been comfortably ahead at the end of the game. Goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba had a great game and made a terrific save near the end. Their opponents next week, Shamrock Rovers, are currently the Irish Premier League leaders, so Bnei Yehuda will really need to bring their A-game. Expect striker Ilya Yavruyan to possibly start next week after a wretched display from Moshe Biton. Liroi Tzairi should also start for Oz Raly; although that may not happen. Overall a poor performance from Bnei Yehuda, and they can’t play like this if they expect to make it into the Europa League group stages.

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  1. Abraham
    July 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    They don’t need to bring their A-game to beat the Irish leaders, but they do need to bring their C-game, which they haven’t done yet. I think you give the Irish League more credit than it deserves. It wasn’t a full professional league until several years ago. They are probably about as good as the Armenian League. The only advantage Shamrocks has over Bnei Yehuda is that they are in the middle of their season.

    • snowbozo21
      July 9, 2010 at 9:30 am

      Better to overestimate, than underestimate.

  2. Willie
    July 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Abraham, your Israeli League wasn’t much good either ’til recently but The Hoops are ready and waiting for ye’s next week in Tallaght even if you think we’re not up to much.

    • Abraham
      July 9, 2010 at 11:07 am

      I don’t mean to disprespect Irish Football (they have a good NT), but let’s be honest, Bnei Yehuda is a better club and should win. And it wasn’t that recent that Israeli clubs were making waves in Europe. Go back to 1998/99 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup when Maccabi Haifa made the quarterfinals.

  3. Hoop
    July 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Abraham :
    I don’t mean to disprespect Irish Football (they have a good NT), but let’s be honest, Bnei Yehuda is a better club and should win. And it wasn’t that recent that Israeli clubs were making waves in Europe. Go back to 1998/99 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup when Maccabi Haifa made the quarterfinals.

    With all due respect Rovers are the bigger club. Look at the history and tradition. Anyway the games will be close. Lastly the Irish League is the league of Northern Ireland and we are not “Shamrocks”. See you in Tallaght and Bloomfield!

  4. j.c
    July 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    shamrock rovers are a bigger club than bnei yehuda in my opinion and reading from wikipedia have a better tradition

    • snowbozo21
      July 12, 2010 at 9:05 pm

      There’s no doubt that Shamrock Rovers is a club with more history and a bigger following. But fortunately for Bnei Yehuda that doesn’t play a part in the game. 🙂

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