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(photo credit: Asaf Kliger)
Betar Jerusalem claimed its third win in four Premier League matches on Saturday
night, beating Hapoel Haifa 1-0 at National Stadium in Ramat Gan.
Eibinder scored the only goal of the match in the 50th minute, with Aviram
Bruchian starting the move from the left before Amit Ben- Shushan superbly laid
the ball off for Eibinder to smash in the winner.
Saturday’s defeat was
Haifa’s fourth straight and coach Nitzan Shirazi could find himself unemployed
in the near future.
Another coach who may well be out of a job by
Wednesday’s full slate of matches is Nir Klinger after Hapoel Beersheba fell to
its fourth consecutive defeat on Saturday, losing 3-1 to Hapoel Ramat
Yosef Abu-Laben gave Beersheba a 30th minute lead, but Tomer
Swisa equalized nine minutes later and completed the comeback eight minutes from
time after Moti Malka was sent off in the 54th minute.
clinched Ramat Hasharon’s first-ever top flight win in the 89th
“I was very proud to coach Beersheba,” said Klinger, sounding as
if he already knows he will not be continuing at the club. “I can’t run away
from the responsibility. I think we have a good team here, but the results
aren’t great and I will need to decide if I want to fight on.”
Tzarfati’s stunning goal from 40 meters out gave Hapoel Petah Tikva the lead in
the 10th minute of the derby against Maccabi Petah Tikva in Ramat Gan, but
Marwan Kabha ensured the match ended in a 1-1 draw after his shot from the edge
of the area took a deflection and flew into the back of the net on the stroke of
Also Saturday, Ahmed Saba’s two late goals (87, 89) gave
Maccabi Netanya a dramatic 2- 1 win over Bnei Yehuda, which led through Gal
Cohen’s strike (75).
Ironi Kiryat Shmona and Ashdod SC drew
After playing in the Europa League on Thursday night, Israel’s big
three will all be in action on Sunday, with Maccabi Haifa hosting Hapoel Rishon
Lezion, Hapoel Tel Aviv visiting Hapoel Acre and Maccabi Tel Aviv facing Bnei