Maccabi Tel Aviv 3:1 Hapoel Ashkelon
Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Hapoel Ashkelon on Matchday 19 of the Israel Premier League Ligat Ha’Al thanks to goals by Ofir Davidzada, Barak Itzhaki and a penalty by Eliran Atar. Dovev Gabbay gave the visitors an early 5’ lead, but the Yellow & Blue came back with three unanswered goals to collect the 3-points to move into first place.
Hapoel Acre 0:1 Hapoel Beer Sheva
Ben Sahar scored a second half penalty for the 2x defending champions up north at Acre as Barak Bachar’s side slipped into second place on goal differential.
Beitar Jerusalem 4:2 Bnei Sakhnin
In a crazy game at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, the Sakhnin took a 2:0 first half lead on goals by Ataa Jabar and Firas Migrabi, but four unanswered goals by Ofir Kriaf, Anthony Varane, Hen Ezra and Marcel Heitster with a goal of the season candidate gave Beitar the 3-points and the wintk stay within just 1 point of first place.
Hapoel Haifa 0:2 Kiryat Shemona
Ahmed Abed and San Menachem scored second half goals for Haim Silvas and his Kiryat Shemona side to pick up the 3 points and win over 4th place Hapoel Haifa.
Ashdod 0:0 Maccabi Haifa
The Greens traveled south for a clash at the port city side and took home a point in a goalless draw.
Hapoel Raanana 1:1 Bnei Yehuda
Bnei Yehuda took a quick 4′ goal thanks to Almog Buzaglo but the host’s drew even in the 13′ on a Shimon Abuheitzera penalty.
Maccabi Petah Tikva 1:1 Maccabi Netanya
Dudi Tiram scored for Netanya in the 63′ from 16 meters out while Romario Pires scored a penalty for Petah Tikva to split the points.