Maccabi Tel Aviv 3-1 Kiryat Shemona
Maccabi Tel Aviv celebrated their back to back championships in the presence of owner Mitch Goldhar showing the boss what magic his players could do against State Cup Winners Kiryat Shemona taking a 3-1 victory in front of a packed Bloomfield Stadium. Dan Einbinder, Dor Micha & Eran Zahavi all scored for Maccabi & former Maccabi product Roie Kehat slotted home a penalty for the away side.
Bnei Yehuda 1-1 Ashdod
In a game that Bnei Yehuda held their destiny in their own hands, Yossi Abuksis could not find a way to win and stay up in Israel’s top flight division as the draw sent the HaTikva neighborhood club into the 2nd league for 2014-15. Ashdod opened the scoring with a goal by Benzi Moshul after a massive error by keeper Eynogba and Amir Agaiev evened the score but it was not enough to save Bnei Yehuda from exile after 12 years in Ligat Ha’Al.
Maccabi Petach Tikva 2-1 Hapoel Haifa
Roie Dayan scored a brace including a 90th minute penalty to help Maccabi Petach Tikva stay in the Ligat Ha’Al as Zarko Korac gave Haifa a short lived tying goal. The win coupled with Bnei Yehuda’s draw gave them the right to play a Perach Tikva derby as Hapoel Petavh Tikva secured their spot in the top league after two years in the Liga Leumit.
Hapoel Akko 1-2 Hapoel Ramat HaSharon
Ramat Hasharon’s win was not enough to keep them from being relegated as Emir Hadzic scored both of the visitors goals. Akko’s Hamdi Salihi scored for Yuval Naim’s club who secured their position in Ligat Ha’Al last week.
Hapoel Raanana 0-2 Beitar Jerusalem
In front of only 400 fans in the Netanya stadium Beitar came away with a 2-0 win on an own goal and a 87th minute Shlomi Azoulay penalty. Beitar finishes the year as the best lower playoff team in 7th place.
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1-2 Hapoel Beer Sheva
Maor Bozaglo with another beauty of a free kick goal and Glynor Plet’s first goal in two months helped Beer Sheva to a 2-1 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv youngster Sagiv Yechezel scored for the Reds as a Europa League position is still in jeopardy with Maccabi Haifa winning in Sakhnin.
Bnei Sakhnin 0-2 Maccabi Haifa
Maccabi Haifa still fighting for a European position won 2-0 in Sakhnin on goals by Ruben Rayos and Alon Turgeman to keep their hopes alive before entering their brand new Sami Ofer stadium next season.