News and Rumors
- A scout from Olympique de Marseille watched Ashdod’s young star Nir Biton score a goal in a 1-1 draw with Hapoel Petah Tikva, Marseille is one of a number of clubs following the young talent.
Israel’s Ligat Ha’al had a number of games yesterday, Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Acco 2-0 to snap a winless streak. Kiryat Shmona beat Bnei Yehuda with a little winner from David Solari to win 1-0. Ashdod and Hapoel Petah Tikva managed a 1-1 draw. Netanya and Rishon Lezion had a boring 0-0 affair. Hapoel Beersheva came back to beat Maccabi Petah Tikva 2-1. In the final games Ramat Hasharon and Hapoel Tel Aviv drew 1-1 in a controversial match, because Ramat Hasharon believed too much added time was put on. That enabled Hapoel Tel Aviv to tie the game. Today Maccabi Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem face off, with Haifa going into fifth place if they win and Beitar moving out of the relegation zone if they win the game.