Soccer: Kiryat Shmona snaps Maccabi Tel Aviv’s winning start to the season

Three-time defending champion Maccabi Tel Aviv dropped its first points of the campaign after drawing 1-1 at Ironi Kiryat Shmona on Saturday night, leaving Maccabi Petah Tikva as the only perfect team three matches into the Premier League season.

A mistake by Tel Aviv goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic gifted Kassio the opener in the 20th minute, but the yellow-and-blue dominated the second half, leveling the score through Gal Alberman in the 72nd minute.

Maccabi reached several superb opportunities to take all three points in the final minutes, but Nosa Igiebor and Dejan Radonjic registered misses that will likely be among the worst all season.


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