Hapoel Acre 0:2 Maccabi Tel Aviv
The Yellow & Blue with 10-men defeated Hapoel Acre 2:0 on Matchday 22 of the Israel Premier League Ligat Ha’Al to stay atop the table after second half goals by substitute Eliran Atar and a Nick Blackman penalty. Striker Barak Itzhaki was sent off in the 56’ for a reckless tackle on Ben Reichert while a penalty call in favor of Maccabi was reversed two minutes earlier in an entertaining contest as Jordi Cruyff’s side took home the 3-points and the win.
Hapoel Ashkelon 1:3 Beitar Jerusalem
The host’s took a shock lead 1:0 as Beitar keeper Boris Kleiman muffled the ball and it found its way behind him. However, the capital city side’s offense was too hot to handle as Claudemir scored on a brilliant free kick, Anthony Varenne gave the Black & Yellow the lead in the 87’ while Arik Sabo capped off the win in the 89’ with a goal of his own for a 3:1 victory.
Hapoel Beer Sheva 2:0 Ashdod
Hanan Matan scored his first for the southern Reds and Tomas Pekhart put home a penalty to take the win and stay within 1 point of Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Maccabi Haifa 4:0 Kiryat Shemona
Four second half goals by the Greens handed Fred Rutten his first win for his new squad. Roie Kehat and Sallalich each scored a goal a piece while Ofir Mizrahi picked up a brace.
Maccabi Netanya 1:1 Bnei Sakhnin
Dia Saba scored in the first half while Jordan Faucher found the thing goal in the 89’ as each club took a point,
Bnei Yehuda 2:1 Maccabi Petah Tikva
Yossi Benayoun scored his second goal in as many games but that wasn’t enough for Petah Tikva as markers by Yuval Ashkenazi and Roie Gordana handed Yossi Abuksis the 3-points.
Hapoel Raanana 1:1 Hapoel Haifa
Roie Zikri opened the scoring in the 8’ while Maxim Plakuschenko found the equalizer in the 47’ as the side’s split the points.