Ligat Ha’al Review
This week in Ligat Ha’al featured some high scoring games that finally ended a drought of previous low scoring match day’s. The game of the week took place yesterday as Maccabi Haifa battled with Hapoel Tel Aviv. Hapoel Tel Aviv came into the game as underdogs after their flat performance last week against Maccabi Tel Aviv. Haifa had come into the game with a two game winning streak and some momentum on their side, and looked to make it three in a row. However Hapoel had different ideas and threatened almost immediately when Edin Cocalic gave away a penalty, but Nir Davidovic saved the subsequent shot from Walid Badeer to keep the game 0-0. However the game wasn’t to stay that way as Mirko Oremus scored the opening goal for Hapoel Tel Aviv. Idan Vered got one back for Haifa, but it was all Hapoel after that, as Nosa Igiebor scored two goals and Omer Damari another, to come away with a victory. The outcome of the game has all but guaranteed that Maccabi Haifa will replace their current manager, Elisha Levy, at the end of the season. The two likely candidates to replace him are former Haifa star Reuven Atar who is the current manager at Netanaya, and Ran Ben Shimon who is currently managing Kiryat Shmona. Other scores from across the league are as follows, Kiryat Shmona 2 – Hapoel Acco 0, Bnei Sakhnin 3 Hapoel Petah Tikva 0, Bnei Yehuda 5 Beersheva 1, Rishon Lezion 2 Ashdod 1, Netanya 1 Ramat HaSharon 0, and Beitar Jerusalem 3 Maccabi Petah Tikva 2.
Watch highlights of this weekend’s game’s here.