Maccabi Tel Aviv still unbeaten, Beitar wins first playoff game, Beer Sheva beats Hapoel Haifa! Israel Football CP MD35

Maccabi Tel Aviv won yet again as they slipped by Maccabi Haifa 1-0 and remained unbeaten with just one game left in the 2019/20 season. Enric Saborit took advantage of a comedy of Haifa errors in front of their goal to score the lone marker of the contest to take the three points at Sammy Ofer Stadium.

Beitar Jerusalem won their first Championship Playoff game as they defeated Hapoel Tel Aviv 3-0 at Teddy Stadium. The victory marked the first time the yellow-and-black found the win column after eight playoffs matches and guaranteed finishing the season in third place which allows the club to feature in Europa League qualifying. Ori Magbo opened the scoring in the 5th minute when he took an Idan Vered cross and sent a cannonball into the Hapoel goal from 18 meters. Antoine Conte doubled the Beitar advantage twenty minutes later with a header off a Liran Rotman corner kick and Shlomi Azulay sent a long pass from Hanan Maman by the Reds keeper Yoav Gerafi to convincingly take the three points.

Hapoel Beer Sheva dropped Hapoel Haifa 3-1 at the Yud Alef Stadium in Ashdod. Josue gave the hosts a 1-0 lead when he put in a rebound in the 15th minute but Jakub Sylvestr found the equalizer early on in the second half as he beat Ohad Levita from in close. However, Josue sent a magnificent ball to Or Dadia who made no mistake to give the southern reds a 2-1 lead while Ramzi Safuri added a late insurance marker to wrap up the victory for Yossi Abuksis’s side.

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