Maccabi Tel Aviv's young forward Moannes Dabbur scored another goal against Bnei Sakhnin, sealing an impressive 4-0 for Maccabi: "It took us a while to get into the game but we played well"

Following a convincing 4-0 win over Bnei Sakhnin at Bloomfield Stadium last night, Maccabi Tel Aviv are back at the top of the league table.  Striker Eliran Atar scored a brace that brought his season total to 12 league goals and 14 in all competitions, with defender Yoav Ziv and young striker Moanes Dabour adding individual efforts. Now only a similar result for HaPoel Tel Aviv against F.C. Ashdod tomorrow can threaten Maccabi's supremacy at the end of matchweek 12. 

This is the second consecutive week in which Maccabi have scored four goals, but this time it was a much smoother ride than last week's dramatic win against Hapoel Ramat HaSharon. Yoav Ziv, who scored the first goal of the game with his first league goal in a Maccabi Tel Aviv uniform said: "We controlled the match throughout but it was easier in the second half because of our good passing game, which tired them out.  Last week, we showed character by getting back into the match and  that helped us here too".

Moanes Dabbur scored the final goal of the game in stoppage time.  This was the forward's fourth goal in Maccabi's last three games against Bnei Sakhnin: "I like playing every week, in every game.  I do well against Sakhnin and I hope to keep it up.  I try to approach every match with motivation, not just against Bnei Sakhnin".

Dabbur was satisfied with the team's performance and with the co-operation between the forwards last night: "It took us some time to get into the match, but we eventually played well.  We opened up with a different formation, we had many offensive options and it's always good to have good players beside me playing offense".  Now Dabbur and this Maccabi teammates are looking towards next Monday and the game against one of the league's most in form teams – Beitar Jerusalem: "We're preparing for the game very seriously and we will work hard so that we will be able to demonstrate the same skill against Beitar as we did today, at least in the second half."

Head coach Oscar Garcia pointed to what he felt was the most important point in this week's convincing victory: "We weren't very good at all times in the first half, but we played very well in the second half, with more intensity – and that's the point".  F.C. Ashdod and HaPoel Tel Aviv will meet on Monday for a top-of-table encounter, but Garcia is focusing on his own team: "I don’t look at other teams' results.  We have to improve in every practice, improve compared to last season.  It is only if we focus on ourselves and study each game in depth that we will be able to succeed".