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Israeli cup tie settled after 34-penalty shootout

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JERUSALEM, Mar 4 (Reuters) An Israeli State Cup tie was settled after a 34-kick penalty shootout, Premier League Maccabi Petah Tikva scraping home against second division side Maccabi Herzliya to reach the quarter-finals.

Players from both teams yesterday failed to score nine times but hardest hit was Herzliya goalkeeper Shaul Smadja who missed two spot kicks, allowing a Petah Tikva a 13-12 victory.

The match had ended 2-2 following extra time. Herzliya, who were down to nine men, took the lead 2-1 in the 117th minute through Ohad Kadussi before Petah Tikva's Salim Toema equalised in the 119th minute to send the game to penalties.

Reuters AY BS1919

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