Maccabi Tel Aviv dispatches Hapoel Beersheba, nears title

In Monday night’s local Premier League soccer action, Tal Ben Haim (11) and Maccabi Tel Aviv moved eight points clear atop the standings with a 2-0 victory over second-place Hapoel Beersheba at Bloomfield Stadium.
With just eight games remaining in the season, it appears as if the yellow-and-blue are on their way to a second straight championship. Barak Badash scored both goals against Beersheba for Maccabi, which has now won 16 of its past 19 games, suffering just a single defeat over that stretch.