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Israel WINNER League Championship Playoffs April 2-4, 2016

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Maccabi Tel Aviv 3:0 Hapoel Raanana

Eran Zahavi extended his league leading goal total to 29 as the captain scored in the first half of the match on a penalty. Tal Ben Chaim found the back of the goal on a chip shot while Haris Medunjanin also beat Raanana keeper Arik Yanko to finish off the match and collect the three points. Prior to the match the club honored the passing of football great Johan Cruyff as well as the 1995/96 Double Season Team.

Beitar Jerusalem 0:2 Hapoel Beer Sheva

A pair of Ben Sahar goals did the capital team in as Beer Sheva once again leapfrogged Maccabi Tel Aviv back into first place

Maccabi Haifa 3:3 Bnei Sakhnin

In a crazy match at Sammy Ofer Stadium, Giorginho scored in the 83rd minute to give the visiting Sakhnin side a draw and a split of the points. Haifa went ahead on a 7th minute own goal by Avraham Paz, however Shlomi Azulay’s first of two goals drew the teams even at 1:1 before the half. Sakhnin took the lead on Azulay’s brace in the 65th minute, but Haifa came back to take a 3:2 lead on goals by Glynor Plet and Eliran Atar three minutes apart as the match headed into the 80th minute. But that’s when Giorginho would produce his magic and tie the game up seven minutes from time as Sakhnin leads Haifa by 1-point for the fourth place battle.