Maccabi Tel Aviv 311.
(photo credit: Asaf Kliger)
After two straight losses, Maccabi Tel Aviv returned to winning ways on Monday
night, defeating Maccabi Netanya 2-0 on the road courtesy of two first half
goals from Eliran Atar (seen above celebrating with teammates).
Tel Aviv fans
were calling for the head of manager Avi Nimni after the recent defeats to
Hapoel Acre and Ironi Kiryat Shmona, but Monday’s win, the first for the
yellow-and-blue in Netanya in more than six years, relieves a lot of the
pressure, taking Maccabi into fourth position in the standings, three points
from top-of-the-table Kiryat Shmona.
Tel Aviv dominated Monday’s encounter, with
Atar opening the scoring eight minutes into the match and securing the three
points in the 33rd minute.