2015–16 Toto Cup Al

The 2015–16 Toto Cup Al was the 31st season of the third-important football tournament in Israel since its introduction and the 11th tournament involving Israeli Premier League clubs only.

2015–16 Toto Cup Al
CountryIsrael
Teams14
ChampionsMaccabi Petah Tikva
Runners-upIroni Kiryat Shmona
Matches played37
Goals scored83 (2.24 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Romania Ovidiu Hoban
Israel Alon Turgeman (3)

The competition was held in two stages. First, fourteen Premier League teams were divided into three groups, five teams in groups A and B and four teams in group C, the teams playing against each other once. The best three teams from groups A and B and the best two teams from group C advanced to the quarter-finals, which will was played over two-legged ties. The semi-finals and the final were then played as one-legged matches in a neutral venue.

The tournament started on 1 August 2015.[1][2][3] Maccabi Tel Aviv were the defending champions, after winning the previous competition.

Maccabi Petah Tikva won the title, beating Ironi Kiryat Shmona 3–1 in the final.[4]

Group stageEdit

Groups were allocated according to geographic distribution of the clubs, with the northern clubs allocated to Group A, Gush Dan clubs (from Tel Aviv and Petah Tikva, allocated to Group C), and the rest to Group B. The groups were announced by the IFA on 25 June 2015.[2]

The matches were played between 1 August 2015 and end on 17 August, with leftover matches played on 9 September, if necessary.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts MHA IKS HHA BnS HAC
1 Maccabi Haifa (A) 4 4 0 0 8 2 +6 12 2–1 3–0
2 Ironi Kiryat Shmona (A) 4 3 0 1 6 3 +3 9 1–2 1–0
3 Hapoel Haifa (A) 4 2 0 2 6 3 +3 6 2–0 3–0
4 Bnei Sakhnin 4 0 1 3 3 8 −5 1 0–1 1–3
5 Hapoel Acre 4 0 1 3 2 9 −7 1 0–1 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on 28 October 2015. 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 MNE HBS BEI HRA HKS
1 Maccabi Netanya (A) 4 2 2 0 4 0 +4 8 2–0 2–0
2 Hapoel Be'er Sheva (A) 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 7 4–0 2–0
3 Beitar Jerusalem (A) 4 2 0 2 2 6 −4 6 1–0 1–0
4 Hapoel Ra'anana 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 5 0–0 1–1
5 Hapoel Kfar Saba 4 0 1 3 0 4 −4 1 0–0 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 17 August 2015. 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 MPT BnY MTA HTA
1 Maccabi Petah Tikva (A) 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 3–0
2 Bnei Yehuda (A) 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6 3–1 2–0
3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3 0–3
4 Hapoel Tel Aviv 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0 2–3 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 28 October 2015. 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

The quarter finals draw was held on 29 October.[5]

All times are in Israel Standard Time

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maccabi Haifa 1–2 Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–1 1–1
Beitar Jerusalem 2–2 (4–2 p) Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–1 1–1
Hapoel Haifa 1–2 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 0–1 1–1
Bnei Yehuda 2–1 Maccabi Netanya 1–1 1–0

First legEdit

1 December 2015 Maccabi Haifa 0–1 Maccabi Petah Tikva Netanya
20:30 Shechter   82' Summary
Report (Hebrew)
Hugi   6' Stadium: Netanya Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Ziv Adler
2 December 2015 Bnei Yehuda 1–1 Maccabi Netanya Tel Aviv
19:00 Kadusi   86' Summary
Report (Hebrew)
Jabarin   54' Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium
Attendance: 500
Referee: Gal Leibowitz
2 December 2015 Beitar Jerusalem 1–1 Hapoel Be'er Sheva Jerusalem
21:00 L. Cohen   46' Summary
Report (Hebrew)
Arbeitman   64' Stadium: Teddy Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Oren Siminyan

Second legEdit

15 December 2015 Maccabi Netanya 0–1 Bnei Yehuda Netanya
20:00 Summary
Report (Hebrew)
Nworuh   67' Stadium: Netanya Stadium
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Orel Greenfeld

Bnei Yehuda won 2–1 on aggregate.

Maccabi Petah Tikva won 2–1 on aggregate.

16 December 2015 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1–1 Hapoel Haifa Acre
20:00 Serdal   80' (o.g.) Summary
Report (Hebrew)
Elbaz   80' Stadium: Acre Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 250
Referee: Guy Berger

Ironi Kiryat Shmona won 2–1 on aggregate.

16 December 2015 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(2 – 4 p)
Beitar Jerusalem Be'er Sheva
20:30 Tzedek   90+5' Summary
Report (Hebrew)
Gabay   54' Stadium: Turner Stadium
Attendance: 9,400
Referee: Daniel Bar-Natan
Penalties
Tzedek  
Ogu  
Arbeitman  
Melikson  
  Atzili
  I. Cohen
  Claudemir
  Rueda

2–2 on aggregate. Beitar Jerusalem won 4–2 on penalties.

SemifinalsEdit

30 December 2015 Bnei Yehuda 0–3 Ironi Kiryat Shmona Petah Tikva
19:00 Summary
Report (Hebrew)
Amutu   38'44'
Mizrachi   79'
Stadium: HaMoshava Stadium
Attendance: 200
Referee: Eli Hachmon
30 December 2015 Maccabi Petah Tikva 2–0 Beitar Jerusalem Netanya
21:00 Kanyuk   32'
Jakobovich   59'
Summary
Report (Hebrew)
Stadium: Netanya Stadium
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Eitan Shmuelevich

FinalEdit

2 February 2016 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1–3 Maccabi Petah Tikva Netanya
19:30 Bruno   7' Summary
Report (Hebrew)
Goldenberg   20'
Kalibat   59'
Rotman   89'
Stadium: Netanya Stadium
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Alon Yefet

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hapoel T.A., Maccabi T.A. and Bnei Yehuda in the Same Group Gidi Lapkin, 25 June 2015, One.co.il (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ a b Group Allocation in the Toto Cup – 2015/16 Season IFA, 25 June 2015 (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Toto Cup:Hapoel Ra'anana and Maccabi Netanya With a 0:0 Draw Guy Shalit, 1 August 2015, Walla! (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ Petah Tikva takes Toto Cup with final triumph over K8 Allon Sinai, 3 February 2016, The Jerusalem Post
  5. ^ Zrihan, Roi (29 October 2015). "Quarter final draw: BS versus Beitar, Haifa - PT". Sport 5.

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