The match against Hadera was the Predrag Rajkovic’s 3rd clean sheet in a row. Maccabi has given up the least amount of goals in league play (3) together with Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Jair Amador has started the last three matches as well since coming back from injury.
Maccabi was very active in the Hadera half of the pitch and took 19 attempts towards the goal compared to 6 by the visitor’s.
The defensive minded players also took part in the attack as Dor Peretz led the team in shots with 4. Enric Saborit, Omer Atzily and Chico Ofoedu each had three.
Saborit’s nice touch on his goal was the Spaniard’s first with Maccabi.
Chico’s brace brings his league total to 3 goals so far this campaign and is tied with Itay Shechter for the Maccabi team lead.
In the assist category, Shechter and Peretz each had one helper a piece in the contest raising their season total to 2 each along with Eli Dasa and 8 other players. Dor Micha has 4 assists and leads the league.
Maccabi has 11 assists in total so far this season – the most in the league. Hadera and Bnei Sakhnin are second with 6 each.
According to the league, Chico Ofoedu was the fastest player going 32.4kph. Omer Atzily was right behind him with a speed of 32.3kph while Eli Dasa clocked in at 31.9.
Up until their match against Maccabi, Hadera had run more than their opponents in 5 out of 6 contests. However, the Yellow & Blue Ran 107.9 km compared to the visitor’s 103.6 km in their top of the table clash.
Eyal Golasa led the way with 11.5 km while Peretz (10.6) and Dasa (10.2) came in second and third.