Are you looking for more Maccabi records from this season? Saturday’s 2:0 win over Maccabi Petah Tikva marks a streak of 30 straight undefeated matches which matches the record set in 1958/59. Maccabi Haifa holds the league record of 46 straight matches without a defeat.
This was the 3rd match in a row that Maccabi defeated Maccabi Petah Tikva by the score of 2:0 at home.
The match before the streak of three 2:0 home wins in a row ended in a 2:1 victory in Cup action against Petah Tikva.
This was the 5th match that the Yellow & Blue hosted Maccabi Petah Tikva at the Netanya Stadium (4 wins, 1 draw). Goal differential: 9:0 – which means that Petah Tikva has yet to score against Maccabi in Netanya.
The Maccabi defense can put another check mark on their 13th clean sheet out of 24 league matches this season.
In fact, Maccabi has only given up 3 goals in 12 home contests this season – which matches the record set in 1957/58 by keeper Avraham Bendori.
Only Hapoel Haifa in 1999 and Beitar Jerusalem in 1978 conceded less goals (2 each) in the first 12 home matches of the season.
This was the third league match that keeper Predrag Rajkovic and Maccabi kept a clean sheet while central defender Jair Amador was part of the last two.
Dor Micha scored his 3rd goal over his last 4 matches and his 6th of his last 10.
#15 also has 4 assists in his last 10 matches.
In league play, Micha has 4 goals this campaign while in 2012/13 and 2014/15 he had 5 league goals throughout the entire season.
Enric Saborit assisted on Maccabi’s second goal for his first league helper this season and brought his total to 3 across all competitions.
Where does Atar rank in goals scored all time?
Maccabi scored their first penalty since Matchday 10 (Omer Atzili against Kiryat Shemona) and it was Eliran Atar’s first spot kick since Matchday 19 against Hapoel Ashkelon last season.
Atar’s goal moved him to the top of the Israel Premier League Ligat Japanika goal scorers list with 11 markers and moved past Mavis Tchibota and Fatos Beciraj which each have 10.
Across all competitions, Atar now has 19 goals this season.
He is also sitting in 7th place on the Maccabi all-time goal scoring list (moved past Itzik Zohar) with 71 league goals. In addition, that was Atar’s 120th league goal (71 Maccabi, 26 Bnei Yehuda, 23 Maccabi Haifa) and is 25th overall in league history.
Dan Glezer ran the most – 11km while Dor Micha came in second with 10.4km.
Eliran Atar had the most sprints with 66 on the Netanya Stadium pitch.
Atar (31.8kph) and Chico Ofoedu (31.7kph) ran the fastest among the Maccabi players according to league statistics.