Haifa lose

By Craig Silver, January 22, 2009

Strikes from Lior Asulin and Pablo Bastianini condemned Israeli Premier Division leaders Maccabi Haifa to their second defeat as they were beaten at Maccabi Petach-Tikva.

Shalev Menashe popped up with the winner as title-chasing Maccabi Netanya beat Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Goals from Shay Abutbul and Samuel Yeboah saw Hapoel Tel Aviv maintain their hopes with a 2-0 success against Ashdod.

Last updated: 12:20pm, January 22 2009