Maccabi Tel Aviv 3:0 Bnei Sakhnin
Maccabi Tel Aviv recorded a 3:0 victory over Bnei Sakhnin on Matchday 9 of the Israel Premier League Ligat Japanika. A first half goal by Maor Kandil and second half markers by Sheran Yeini and Eliran Atar gave the yellow-and-blue the win.
Hapoel Beer Sheva 2:1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Beer Sheva hosted Hapoel Tel Aviv and needed a late Ben Sahar brace to comeback from a 1:0 deficit to snatch the 2:1 victory and 3-points as the defending champions remain 10 points off table leaders Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Maccabi Haifa 2:1 Beitar Jerusalem
Beitar Jerusalem used a pair of second half goals to defeat Maccabi Haifa 2:1 at Sammy Ofer Stadium under brand new head coach Nir Klinger. Maor Buzaglo scored a scintillating free kick to draw even after a Sean Weissman while Or Inbrum found the winner.
Bnei Yehuda 2:0 Hapoel Hadera
Bnei Yehuda leapfrogged into 3rd place by beating second place Hapoel Hadera 2:0. Goals by Yarden Shua and Mavs Tchibota handed Bnei Yehuda the win.
Maccabi Netanya 2:1 Hapoel Raanana
Ten-man Maccabi Netanya grabbed a 2:1 away victory over Hapoel Raanana at Ramat Gan Stadium thanks to an injury time penalty by Guy Melamed.
Hapoel Haifa 3:0 Ashdod
Sharon Mimer’s debut as Hapoel Haifa coach couldn’t have gone any better as his side defeated Ashdod 3:0 at the Yud Alef Stadium in the southern port city. Radu Ginsari scored a pair of goals three minutes apart while Gal Arel’s 88th minute penalty put the exclamation mark on the win.
Maccabi Petah Tikva 0:1 Kiryat Shemona
Kiryat Shemona snatched three points at Maccabi Petah Tikva and moved into fourth place thanks to an early 10th minute goal by Brazilian Marcus Diniz from a Valon Ahmedi corner kick.