Maccabi Petah Tikva, Beitar draw to keep playoff race close

The battle for a top-six finish and a place in the Premier League championship playoffs remained extremely tight on Sunday after Maccabi Petah Tikva and Beitar Jerusalem drew 1-1.

Eli Dasa’s stunning strike from 25 meters out gave Beitar the lead in the 59th minute, but Joachim Mununga leveled the score with a header six minutes later and Beitar couldn’t capitalize on Daniel Dimov’s sending off nine minutes from time.

Petah Tikva remained in fourth place, two points in front of Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Ra’anana.


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