Bnei Yehuda 2-3 Maccabi Tel Aviv
In the game of the week, it looked as if Bnei Yehuda was going to take the victory over Maccabi 2-1 in the 90th minute. However, Tel Aviv stormed back with 2 late goals to snatch the victory from the jaws of defeat with a 99th minute injury time goal by Moshe Lugassi.
Hapoel Haifa 3-0 Beitar Jerusalem
Ever since Beitar owner Arkady Gaydamak shocked the Israeli football world by bringing in two Muslim Chechnyan players it has been downhill for the nation’s capital club. Hapoel Haifa matched last season’s win at Kiryat Eliezer with another dominant 3-0 victory.
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1-1 Hapoel Kiryat Shemona
Yossi Abuksis was shown the door as Hapoel’s recent poor form gave up a 90th minute goal and helped the reigning champion to a split of he points against a struggling Tel Aviv squad.
Hapoel Akko 3-1 M.S. Ashdod
Akko pulled out a nice victory over a free falling Ashdod team where there are rumblings that coach Yossi Mizrahi may be on thin ice as the loss drops them to 8th position.
Hapoel Ramat Gan 3-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva
Bnei Sakhnin 0-1 Maccabi Haifa
Haifa played a strong game against a tough home opponent and took home the 3 points om Weam Amasha’s 47th miute goal to keep pace with league leaders Maccabi Tel Aviv, but are still 8 points out of first place.
Ramat HaSharon 0-0 Maccabi Netanya
Ramat HaSharon maintained its place in the upper playoff by splitting the points with Netanya.