2007–08 Toto Cup Al

The 2007–08 Toto Cup Al was the 24th season of the third most important football tournament in Israel since its introduction and the third edition involving Premier League clubs only.

2007–08 Toto Cup Al
Country Israel
Teams12
ChampionsMaccabi Haifa
(4th title)
Runners-upBnei Sakhnin
Matches played47
Goals scored119 (2.53 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Soviet Union Yeghia Yavruyan
Brazil Renato Ribeiro (6)

The final, played at Ramat Gan Stadium on 19 December 2007, was won by Maccabi Haifa, who had beaten Bnei Sakhnin 2–0 in the final.

Format changeEdit

The 12 Premier League clubs were divided to three groups, with four teams in each group, playing a double round-robin tournament. The top two teams and the two best third-place finishers from the three groups advanced to the quarter-finals.

Group stageEdit

The matches were played from 4 August 2007 to 14 November 2007

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MNE MHA ASH MHE
1 Maccabi Netanya (A) 6 2 3 1 9 4 +5 9 1–1 3–1 4–0
2 Maccabi Haifa (A) 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9 1–0 0–0 2–4
3 F.C. Ironi Ashdod (A) 6 1 4 1 5 6 −1 7 0–0 0–0 3–2
4 Maccabi Herzliya 6 1 2 3 8 14 −6 5 1–1 0–3 1–1
Source: football.org.il (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd matches won; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head; 6th decision match
(A) Advanced to the quarter finals.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts BEI BnY HKS HTA
1 Beitar Jerusalem (A) 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13 1–2 2–0 5–0
2 Bnei Yehuda (A) 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4 13 1–1 3–1 1–2
3 Hapoel Kfar Saba 6 1 1 4 8 12 −4 4 1–3 1–2 4–1
4 Hapoel Tel Aviv 6 1 1 4 4 14 −10 4 0–2 0–1 1–1
Source: football.org.il (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd matches won; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head; 6th decision match
(A) Advanced to the quarter finals.

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MTA BnS MPT IKS
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv (A) 6 4 1 1 10 6 +4 13 2–1 2–0 2–1
2 Bnei Sakhnin (A) 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 1–2 3–0 2–0
3 Maccabi Petah Tikva (A) 6 2 1 3 6 7 −1 7 0–1 2–0 3–0
4 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 6 0 3 3 5 11 −6 3 2–2 1–1 1–1
Source: football.org.il (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd matches won; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head; 6th decision match
(A) Advanced to the quarter finals.

Knockout roundsEdit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maccabi Haifa 2–0 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–0 1–0
Bnei Yehuda 5–1 F.C. Ashdod 2–1 3–0
Maccabi Petah Tikva 2–3 Beitar Jerusalem 1–1 1–2
Bnei Sakhnin 3–0 Maccabi Netanya 2–0 1–0

SemifinalsEdit

12 December 2007 Maccabi Haifa 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(8–7 p)
Beitar JerusalemRamat Gan
19:45 Maimon   40'
Renato   76'
Report Tal   18' (pen.)
Alberman   59'
Stadium: Ramat Gan Stadium
Referee: Meir Levi
Penalties

FinalEdit

Maccabi Haifa2–0Bnei Sakhnin
Renato   53' (pen.)87' Report

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