The race for the Israeli Premier Division title is hotting up after second placed Maccabi Netanya notched up an impressive win over long-time leaders Maccabi Haifa.
First-half strikes from Itai Shechter and Enrique Blanco steered Netanya to a 2-0 success, a result that takes them to within three points of Haifa.
Eran Zehav’s late effort maintained Hapoel Tel Aviv’s title push as they drew 1-1 at Maccabi Petach Tikva. Hapoel defender Elin Topuzakov had gifted Maccabi the lead.
A last-minute penalty from Ori Uzan helped Hapoel Petach Tikva come from behind to claim an impressive 2-1 win at Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Barak Itzhaki struck the winner deep into stoppage time as Betar Jerusalem edged out Bnei Yehuda.