Hapoel Tel Aviv edge Maccabi Netanya

Hapoel Tel Aviv 2 – Maccabi Netanya 1 (Ligat Ha’Al, January 26, 2009) Shay Abutbul shot the home side into the lead, but Netanya hit back with a sliding finish from Shalev Menashe. Lothar Matthaus’ side missed two golden chances to take the lead before the top goal scorer in Israel, Samuel Yeboah, claimed the win with a fine header.