Soccer: Tel Aviv derby stalemate costly for Maccabi

February 8, 2016 04:12

Maccabi Tel Aviv dropped two more precious points in the Premier League title race on Sunday night, only managing a 1-1 draw against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the derby at Bloomfield Stadium.

The three-time defending champion was hoping to close back within three points of Hapoel Beersheba, but lost ground on the league leader for a second straight week, with its second draw in a row leaving it five points back of first place.

Maccabi had to come back from behind to draw 2-2 at Beitar Jerusalem last week and found itself a goal down after less than two minutes on Sunday, with Aaron Schoenfeld scoring with his first touch as a Hapoel player, six days after completing his move from Maccabi Netanya.

Hapoel’s lead lasted 22 minutes until Dor Micha’s cross eluded everyone and dropped into the net.

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