Teams: Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Ajax, MTK Budapest, Israel
Haifa has a very balanced team.
Good keeper in Davidovich (even though sometimes he likes to give away easy goals), solid defending in Keinan and Teixeira is improving. Good sidebacks in Meshumar and Mesilela.
But midfield is the key figure. Kiyal and Culma are two players that don´t stop running during the whole 90 minutes and they really are unpleasant for any playmaker. Plus Kiyal has good long range shots.
With these two defensive midfielders, Haifa´s creative players have plenty of tranquility to create. Katan, Golasa (didn´t play today), Boccoli, Refaelov, Ghadir all have the freedom to make their play be fluid.
Dvalishvili and Arbeitman are proving to be lethal stikers at least in our league.
Beitar has also a good squad, but the fact that Haifa are playing in big level at the Champions is making the difference.