Maccabi Tel Aviv on Saturday backed up their midweek success in the 3-0 win over Bnei Yehuda with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Hapoel Kfar Sava at Bloomfield.

There is just over a week to go before the big clash with second-placed Maccabi Haifa at Sami Ofer stadium and the 7-0 goal difference tally will be a confidence booster for the boys in yellow and blue.

The victory over Kfar Sava was the first for almost two years since four different players scored in the same match. It was last achieved in January 2017 when Maccabi beat Hapoel Raanana 4-1.

The win was also the 11th year in a row that Maccabi have ended the calendar year with a league victory, a record that began in 2009 and is peerless among Israeli clubs.

Maccabi’s continued impressive defensive record continues and Daniel Tenenbaum has kept a clean sheet in 15 out of 16 matches this season. The club’s goal difference is also daunting, at 28-1.

Yonatan Cohen continues to rack up impressive stats too and he added an assist to the three he had against Bnei Yehuda and now leads the league with six to add to the six goals he has scored. 

Omer Atzili is another Maccabi forward with impressive stats and although he played for 72 minutes on Saturday, he made one assist and scored once, a third goal in two matches. 

The other strikers also cashed in and Itay Shechter and Chico Ofoedu also scored, respectively their third and fifth goals of the season.

Midfielder Dan Glazer had two telling passes that led to goals against Kfar Sava, while in defence Enric Saborit won 10 of 14 tackles with opponents, Eitan Tibi was nine from 13 and Jair Amador was five from six. Jair led with 13 dispossessions and Saborit had 10.