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Israel Football Ligat Ha’Al Matchday 16

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Beitar Jerusalem 1:0 Maccabi Tel Aviv

Itay Shechter’s 38th minute penalty gave the hosts the three points and the win over Maccabi Tel Aviv at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. On Wednesday, the Yellow & Blue mutually parted company with coach Shota Arveladze.


Hapoel Tel Aviv 0:1 Maccabi Petach Tikva

Gidi Kanuk scored a second half winner to defeat Guy Luzon’s Hapoel side who may have played their last match in Ligat Ha’Al action.


Bnei Sakhnin 0:0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Visiting Beer Sheva couldn’t find a way past the Sakhnin keeper and the same was true for the hosts as the two sides ended in a goalless draw. This marks the third match in a row that Barak Bachar and his troops haven’t been able to pick up a win as the reigning champs have also been without central defender Miguel Vitor who may be out for the year.


Maccabi Haifa 1:1 Bnei Yehuda

Eliran Atar’s 93rd minute penalty for the Greens was saved by Zubas as the sides split the points at Sammy Ofer Stadium. Yonatan Cohen scored first to give the visitors a 50th minute lead but Gili Vermouth drew the hosts even ten minutes later. However, the missed penalty by Haifa left the Carmel Mountain faithful with a bitter taste in their mouths.


Hapoel Kfar Saba 1:2 Hapoel Haifa

Haifa came back from a 1:0 deficit as Maxim Falachenko and Hanan Maman scored to give the visitors the 3 points with just seconds remaining in the game. Raz Cohen gave the hosts the early lead but a second yellow card to Fadida left Kfar Saba with ten men. Falachenko scored a screamer of a goal while Maman headed in the winnner to send Hapoel Haifa home with the win.


Hapoel Raanana 0:3 Kiryat Shemona

A brace by midfielder Shlomi Azoulay and an opening goal by Mauricio helped the visiting Kiryat Shemona and coach Tomer Kashtan the three points and the victory.


Ashdod 1:0 Hapoel Ashkelon

Dan Bitton scored the lone goal of the match in the 8th minute as Ashdod picked up three very important points while Ashkelon prepares to head back down to the Leumit.