Hapoel Tel Aviv win Israeli FA Cup

May 12, 2010

Hapoel Tel Aviv beat Bnei Yehuda 3-1 to win the Israel FA Cup on Tuesday night.

35,000 fans at Ramat Gan National Stadium saw Gili Vermouth put Hapoel ahead in the 25th minute with a Douglas Da Silva own goal equalising in the 38th minute.

The game was decided on the stroke of half time when Bnei Yehuda's Nigerian goalkeeper Dele Ayenogba was sent off for bringing down Itay Schechter. Hapoel's Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama put the spot kick beyond former Barnet keeper Ran Kadoch who had come on as a substitute.

Vermouth put the game beoynd 10-man Bnei Yehuda in the 73 minute.

Bnei Yehuda had already qualified for the Europa League after finishing fourth in Ligat Ha'al, while Hapoel,, who trail Maccabi Haifa by two points going into the last Ligat Ha'Al game on Saturday, are still hoping for league and cup double and Champions League qualification.

Last updated: 1:45pm, May 12 2010