Maccabi took home a dramatic 1:0 win over Hadera which increased their league lead atop the table to 32 points.

After 32 Matchdays, Vladimir Ivic’s squad has won 25 contests, drawn 7 and lost none for a total of 82 points and a 85.4% success rate.

Dor Peretz’s wonderful season of scoring continued against Hadera. The defensive midfielder’s strike was his 6th of the campaign.

This has been a record season for Peretz as this is his first campaign where he has scored more than one goal with Maccabi’s first team.

Peretz’s goal was a header which was has been his preferred scoring method as four out of his six goals have been exactly that.

Memories of Kjartansson
Peretz’s winner was the first during injury time in league play since Maccabi defeated Kiryat Shemona 2:1 on Matchday 10 in the 2016/17 season (Vidar Kjartansson). The assist that match also came from none other than Dor Micha.

Also, this season in State Cup action Maccabi scored an injury time winner when Yonatan Cohen helped the Yellow & Blue to a 2:1 victory in the Round of 32.

Another interesting fact is that Maccabi has scored in the 90’ in 3 of their last 4 league matches against Hadera, Bnei Yehuda and Maccabi Netanya.

In the video: Kjratansson’s winner against Kiryat Shemona

Record season for Rikan
Rikan’s goal in the 2:0 win over Bnei Yehuda last Matchday was his 7th in league action this season.

This is also Rikan’s record for a season, surpassing his former mark of 6.

Dor Micha who recently returned from injury came into last night’s match as substitute against Hadera but that didn’t stop him from recording his 12th league assist this season. He also picked one up in the 2:0 win over Bnei Yehuda.

The midfielder now leads the league in helpers while Valon Ahmedi from Kiryat Shemona is in second with 10 assists.

Tenenbaum’s 100% save percentage
Between the pipes, Daniel Tenenbaum has now recorded two straight clean sheets.

In fact, the win over Hadera was his second league match this season.

This is the third contest in a row that Maccabi recorded a clean sheet and it was the 19th out of 32 league matches in total.

The Yellow & Blue have only conceded 13 league goals this season while the record is held by the 2009/10 version of Maccabi Haifa when they gave up 16 goals in 35 matches and Maccabi Tel Aviv from 1995/96 in 30 matches.

There are four matches left in the season of 36 contests as Maccabi continues to look to set a number of new records.