Maccabi Tel Aviv 3:0 Maccabi Netanya
The Yellow & Blue collected 3 points and the 3:0 win over Maccabi Netanya on Matchday 17 of the Israel Premier League Ligat Ha’Al at the Netanya Stadium. Barak Itzhaki and Vidar Kjartansson with a brace scored second half goals to help Maccabi (35pts) to the victory and pull to within 2 points of table leaders Hapoel Beer Sheva. Maccabi played with an extra man from the 11’ after Netanya’s Koby Mor pulled down Vidar in the box and was awarded a red card.
Hapoel Haifa 0:2 Beitar Jerusalem
The Capital City side visited Hapoel Haifa and came away with the 3 points thanks to goals by Anthony Varenne and Hen Ezra as they sit in 2nd place (36pts) just one point behind Beer Sheva.
Hapoel Beer Sheva 0:0 Bnei Yehuda
Yossi Abuksis and his visiting Bnei Yehuda side stymied the table leaders in Beer Sheva to grab a point in a goalless draw.
Hapoel Raanana 0:3 Maccabi Haifa
The Greens picked up 3 important points ahead of their match with Maccabi Tel Aviv. Sinteyahu Sallalich bagged a brace while Nikita Rukavysta also scored for Haifa.
Maccabi Petah Tikva 2:0 Kiryat Shemona
Two goals within 3 minutes gave Petah Tikva the 3 points and the win. Tomas Sivok and Lidor Cohen scored in the 72′ and 75′ to help the hosts to the victory over Haim Silvas’s side.
Hapoel Acre 0:1 Hapoel Ashkelon
Sahar Benbenishti scored a late goal in the 87′ to give Yuval Naim’s side the win, moving 5 points above the relegation zone.
Ashdod 1:2 Bnei Sakhnin
Shlomi Azulay scored an opening minute goal to give visiting Sakhnin a quick lead but Mauricio evened it up the 60′. However, Ata Jabar found the back of the goal in the 78; to hand the Galilee team the win.