2018–19 Toto Cup Al

The 2018–19 Toto Cup Al is the 34th season of the third-important football tournament in Israel since its introduction and the 13th tournament involving Israeli Premier League clubs only.

2018–19 Toto Cup Al
CountryIsrael
Teams14
ChampionsMaccabi Tel Aviv (6th title)
Runners-upMaccabi Haifa
Matches played30
Goals scored79 (2.63 per match)

Maccabi Tel Aviv are the defending champions.[1]

Format changesEdit

The four clubs playing in the Champions League and Europa League (Hapoel Be'er Sheva, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Haifa) will not take part in the group stage, while the remaining ten clubs were divided into two groups of five clubs. At the end of the group stage each of the group winners will qualify to the semi-finals. Hapoel Be'er Sheva and Hapoel Haifa will play (in the 2018 Israel Super Cup match) for a place in one of the semi-finals (meeting the group winner with the fewest points accumulated), while Maccabi Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem will play for a place in the other semi-final (meeting the group winner with the most points accumulated). All the clubs will participate in classification play-offs.[2]

Group stageEdit

Groups were allocated according to geographic distribution of the clubs, with the northern clubs allocated to Group A, and the southern clubs allocated to Group B. Each club will play the other clubs once.

The matches are scheduled to start on 28 July 2018.

Key to colours in group tables
Teams advanced to the Quarterfinals

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation MHA MNE BSK HKS HHD
1 Maccabi Haifa (Q) 4 2 2 0 9 4 +5 8 Semi-finals 1–1 3–2
2 Maccabi Netanya 4 2 2 0 8 5 +3 8 5-8th classification play-offs 1–1 3–2
3 Bnei Sakhnin 4 1 3 0 3 2 +1 6 9-10th classification play-offs 1–1 0–0
4 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 4 1 0 3 5 7 −2 3 11-12th classification play-offs 1–3 0–1
5 Hapoel Hadera 4 0 1 3 2 9 −7 1 13-14th classification play-offs 0–4 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Israel Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of wins; 4) goals scored; 5) head to head; 6)deciding match.
(Q) Qualified for the phase indicated

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation HTA MPT BYT HRA ASD
1 Hapoel Tel Aviv (Q) 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 10 Semi-finals 1–1 4–0
2 Maccabi Petah Tikva 4 1 2 1 4 2 +2 5 5-8th classification play-offs 0–0 3–0
3 Bnei Yehuda 4 1 2 1 7 9 −2 5 9-10th classification play-offs 4–2 3–3
4 Hapoel Ra'anana 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2 4 11-12th classification play-offs 2–1 1–0
5 F.C. Ashdod 4 0 2 2 3 9 −6 2 13-14th classification play-offs 0–3 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Israel Football Association
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of wins; 4) goals scored; 5) head to head; 6)deciding match.
(Q) Qualified for the phase indicated

European qualification routeEdit

Israel Super CupEdit

Hapoel Haifa1-1Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Gabriel Tamas   28' Report Hen Dilmoni   26' (o.g.)
Penalties
Tamas  
Kapiloto  
Plakuschenko  
Hadida  
Arel  
5–4 Sahar  
Melikson  
Zrihan  
Ezra  
Tzedek  

UEFA qualifiers matchEdit

Classification play-offsEdit

13-14th classification matchEdit

11-12th classification matchEdit

9-10th classification matchEdit

7-8th classification matchEdit

5-6th classification matchEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Hapoel Haifa1-1Maccabi Haifa
Guy Hadida   21'
Papazoglou   76'
Zamir   82'
Mizrahi   51'
dos Santos   68'
Rukavytsya   73'
Penalties
Tamaș  
Kapiloto  
Maxim Plakuschenko  
Zamir  
Malul  
2–3 Alberman  
Rukavytsya  
Mandjeck  
Habshi  
Kramer  
Attendance: 10,600
Referee: Erez Papir

FinalEdit

Maccabi Tel Aviv2-1Maccabi Haifa
Atzili   32'
Atar   85'
Awaed   42'
Referee: Gal Leibovitz

Final rankingsEdit

R Team
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2 Maccabi Haifa
3 Hapoel Haifa
4 Hapoel Tel Aviv
5 Hapoel Be'er Sheva
6 Maccabi Netanya
7 Maccabi Petah Tikva
8 Beitar Jerusalem
9 Bnei Sakhnin
10 Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv
11 Hapoel Ra'anana
12 Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona
13 Hapoel Hadera
14 F.C. Ashdod

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