2017–18 Toto Cup Al

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2017–18 Toto Cup Al
CountryIsrael
Teams14
ChampionsMaccabi Tel Aviv
Runners-upHapoel Be'er Sheva
Matches played33
Goals scored85 (2.58 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Kjartansson (4)
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The 2017–18 Toto Cup Al was the 33rd season of the third-important football tournament in Israel since its introduction and the 12th tournament involving Israeli Premier League clubs only.

The competition is 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 will advance to the quarter-finals, which will be played over two-legged ties. The semi-finals and the final are then played as one-legged matches in a neutral venue.

Hapoel Be'er Sheva was the defending champion.[1]

In the final, held on 14 December 2017, Maccabi Tel Aviv had beaten Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1–0.[2]

Group stage[edit]

Groups were allocated according to geographic distribution of the clubs, with the northern clubs allocated to Group A, In Group B allocated the two teams from Tel Aviv, one team from Petah Tikva, one from Netanya and one more team from Ra'anana. The southern clubs allocated to Group C (including Beitar Jerusalem).

The matches started July 29.

Key to colours in group tables
Teams advanced to the Quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation MHA HAC IKS HHA BNS
1 Maccabi Haifa 4 2 2 0 10 4 +6 8 Qualified to Quarter-finals 2–2 0–0
2 Hapoel Acre 4 2 1 1 5 7 −2 7 0–4 2–1
3 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 4 1 2 1 5 2 +3 5 0–1 1–1
4 Hapoel Haifa 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 4 1–4 0–1
5 Bnei Sakhnin 4 0 2 2 4 8 −4 2 1–4 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 13 August 2017. 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.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation MTA BNY MPT MCN HRA
1 Maccabi Tel Aviv 4 3 1 0 7 1 +6 10 Qualified to Quarter-finals 2–0 0–0
2 Bnei Yehuda 4 2 0 2 4 5 −1 6 1–0 2–0
3 Maccabi Petah Tikva 4 2 0 2 4 6 −2 6 0–3 3–2
4 Maccabi Netanya 4 1 1 2 7 8 −1 4 3–1 2–4
5 Hapoel Ra'anana 4 1 0 3 5 7 −2 3 1–2 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 27 September 2017. 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.

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation BEI HBS ASH HAS
1 Beitar Jerusalem 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6 Qualified to Quarter-finals 1–2
2 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 0–3 3–0
3 F.C. Ironi Ashdod 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3 1–3 0–2
4 Hapoel Ashkelon 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 12 August 2017. 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.

Knockout stage[edit]

All times are in Israel Standard Time

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hapoel Kiryat Shmona originally won the match 1–0. However, at the beginning of the second half Beitar had substituted in a sixth foreign player, when a maximum of five foreign players was allowed, and played with six foreign players until the 65th minute.[3] The game was awarded to Hapoel Kiryat Shmona with a score of 3–0.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hapoel Beersheba Rolls to Toto Cup Triumph Allon Sinai, 29 December 2016, Jerusalem Post
  2. ^ Maccabi Tel Aviv Captures Toto Cup Over Beersheba Allon Sinai, 15 December 2017, Jerusalem Post
  3. ^ Beitar Fielded 6 Foreigners Illegally Ofir Sa'ar & Shlomo Weiss, 25 October 2017, Walla! (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ Decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal, File 99248 IFA, 1 November 2017 (in Hebrew)
  5. ^ Technical Loss and Fine to Beitar for Fielding Six Foreigners Moshe Scheinmann, 1 November 2017, Ynet (in Hebrew)

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