2016 Israel State Cup Final

The 2016 Israel State Cup Final decided the winner of the 2015–16 Israel State Cup, the 81st season of Israel's main football cup. It was played on May 24, 2016 at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa.

2016 Israel State Cup Final
Teddy Kollek Stadium - Inside.JPG
Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem hosted the final
Event2015–16 Israel State Cup
Date24 May 2016
VenueTeddy, Jerusalem
Attendance30,000
2015
2017

BackgroundEdit

Maccabi Tel Aviv had previously played 34 Israel Cup Finals, had won the competition a record 23 times. Their most recent appearance in the final was the previous year's edition, in which they won 6–2 over Hapoel Beer Sheva at Sammy Ofer in Haifa.

Maccabi Haifa had previously played in 15 finals, winning five. Their most recent appearance in the final was the previous year's edition, in which they lost 2–1 to Hapoel Tel Aviv, and their most recent victory in the tournament was in 1998, beating Hapoel Jerusalem 2–0.

Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa had played each other in four previous finals of the tournament. Maccabi Tel Aviv won in 2002 and 1987, and Maccabi Haifa won in 1962 and 1993.

The two teams played each other four times during the 2015–16 Israeli Premier League season. In the first instance, at Sammy Ofer Stadium on 26 September 2015, Tel Aviv won 2–0, Eden Ben Basat and Dor Peretz scoring. On 10 January 2016 at Bloomfield Stadium, Maccabi Tel Aviv won 2–1. Eran Zahavi and Tal Ben Haim gave them a 2–0 half-time lead. Yossi Benayoun shrinking down 2–1. On 17 April 2016 at Sammy Ofer Stadium the game end drew 0–0. The fourth match between the two teams was held in Bloomfield Stadium on 21 May 2016.

Road to the finalEdit

Maccabi Tel Aviv Round Maccabi Haifa
Opponent Result 2015–16 Israel State Cup Opponent Result
Hapoel Ramat HaSahron 3–1 Eighth round Beitar Jerusalem 2–1
Hapoel Rishon LeZion 2–1 Round of 16 Hapoel Haifa 1–0
Hapoel Kfar Saba 3–0 Quarter-finals first leg Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv 2-2
Hapoel Kfar Saba 2–0 Quarter-finals second leg Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv 4-1
Bnei Sakhnin F.C. 3–2 Semi-finals Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3–1

DetailsEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maccabi Tel Aviv
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maccabi Haifa
GK 95   Predrag Rajković
RB 2   Eli Dasa
CB 18   Eitan Tibi
CB 24   Carlos García   83'
LB 22   Avi Rikan
DM 4   Haris Medunjanin   90'
CM 6   Gal Alberman   71'
LM 40   Nosa Igiebor   76'
CF 7   Eran Zahavi (c)
RW 15   Dor Micha   32'
CF 11   Tal Ben Haim
Substitutes:
GK 1   Daniel Lifshitz
DF 14   Yoav Ziv
MF 42   Dor Peretz
MF 16   Shlomi Azulay
FW 10   Barak Itzhaki   76'
MF 45   Eliel Peretz   71'
FW 9   Eden Ben Basat   83'
Manager:
  Peter Bosz
GK 38   Vladimir Stojković
RB 27   Eyal Meshumar
CB 4   Marc Valiente
CB 21   Dekel Keinan   46'
LB 13   Taleb Tawatha
DM 10   Ludovic Obraniak   36'   56'
CM 31   Neta Lavi
CM 51   Romário Pires   90'
RW 15   Yossi Benayoun (c)   79'
LW 8   Hen Ezra   86'
CF 17   Shoval Gozlan   68'
Substitutes:
GK 1   Ohad Levita
DF 2   Ayid Habshi
DF 25   Sun Menahem
MF 14   Gil Vermouth
MF 7   Ofir Kriaf   86'
FW 19   Shahar Hirsh   68'
FW 11   Ismaeel Ryan   79'   87'
Manager:
  Ronny Levy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA Referees News: Israël: 2016 Israel State Cup Final". 24 May 2016.