Last night Maccabi Tel Aviv ticked off yet another box on their "to do" list during their long journey that started at the beginning of the season. Thanks to Rade Prica's 71st minute goal, the club registered their eighth consecutive league victory and their 20th in 27 league matches. It was the Swedish striker's sixth goal since joining Maccabi Tel Aviv in the January transfer window and one that ensured the club would start the play-off season on the right foot. At the end of the match Maccabi head coach Oscar Garcia had this to say: "I think we played well, we created plenty of chances but didn't convert them and that's what made the match difficult for us. We've played Ramat Hasharon before and those matches were difficult for us too."

Goal-scorer Rade Prica summed things up this way: "They played well, it's hard to play against a side that play at a slow pace and take their time. It took us out of our usual rhythm but we were strong and I think it was a fair result."