2008–09 Toto Cup Al

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2008–09 Toto Cup Al
Country  Israel
Teams 12
Champions Maccabi Tel Aviv (3rd title)
Runners-up F.C. Ashdod
Matches played 46
Goals scored 125 (2.72 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Soviet Union Yeghia Yavruyan
Israel Yuval Avidor (5)

The 2008–09 Toto Cup Al was the twenty-seventh season of the third most important football tournament in Israel since its introduction and fifth under the current format. It was held in two stages. First, twelve Premier League teams were divided into three groups. The winners and runners-up, as well as two best third placed teams from each group, advanced to the Quarterfinals. Quarterfinals and Semifinals were held as two-legged matches, while the Final was one-legged match held at Ramat Gan Stadium. The defending champions were Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi Tel Aviv won the 2008–09 Toto Cup Al making it their third Toto Cup title overall.

Group stage[edit]

The matches were played from August 8 to November 12, 2008.

Key to colours in group tables
Teams progressed to the Quarterfinals
Teams eliminated from the competition

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Group C[edit]

Elimination Rounds[edit]


The first legs were played on January 5 and 6, 2009 while the second legs were played on January 13 and 14, 2009.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maccabi Netanya 1–5 F.C. Ashdod 1–4 0–1
Bnei Yehuda 2–2 (a) Maccabi Tel Aviv 2–1 0–1
Hapoel Tel Aviv 2–2 (p. 4–3) Maccabi Haifa 2–0 0–2 (aet)

The first game between Ironi Kiryat Shmona and Bnei Sakhnin (that should have been played in Kiryat Shmona) has been cancelled due to safety reasons during the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict. The tie was eventually played as one-legged match on a neutral ground (Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan) on January 20, 2009.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ironi Kiryat Shmona 1–2 Bnei Sakhnin


Bnei Sakhnin 0 – 4 F.C. Ashdod
Report Lavi Goal 24'
Shriki Goal 28'
Zohar Goal 51'
Revivo Goal 57'


Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 – 0 F.C. Ashdod
Shivhon Goal 60' Report
Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan
Attendance: 8,246
Referee: Moshe Bohbot

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