Haifa beats Hapoel Tel Aviv in cup thriller

Hapoel Tel Aviv 1 – Maccabi Haifa 1 (Pens. 1-2) (State Cup, March 12, 2009) Hapoel grabbed the opener against the run of play, Eran Zehavi and Omri Canada exchanged passed on the right flank before the latter crossed for Maharan Lala to slot beyond Davidovich. In the 89th minute defender Topuzakov tripped up Thembinkosi Fanteni in the box and Yaniv Katan converted for the spot. Wih no goals in extra time the match was decided on penalties, Fanteni scored the crucial spot kick for the Greens.