Europa League: The rivals of Maccabi Haifa, Betar Jerusalem and Hapoel Beer Sheva


right after The second qualifying round of the Champions LeagueAt the end, when Maccabi Tel Aviv learned that they might meet Sudova, if they beat Riga at home, the other Israeli teams in Europe – Hapoel Beer Sheva, Maccabi Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem – were drawn in the first qualifying round of the Europa League, which will start on August 27.

The runner-up Maccabi Haifa will play at home against Zeljnitzer, The Bosnian rival has won six championships in the past, the last of which was in 2013. Last year she finished in second place three points away from the champion despite showing the best offense in the league. She also has six trophy wins. Her record achievement is the 1984/85 UEFA Cup semi-final. During the last decade, the Bosnian met Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel Aviv in the European framework and was defeated 0: 6 in the sum of the two games against the Reds and 0: 8 against the Yellows.

The holder of the Hapoel Beer Sheva Cup will also host the Colony Stadium on August 27 Dynamo Batumi The Georgian. The team that was only two years ago in the sub-league now is back in Europe again. Won the Cup in 1997/98 for the first and last time, while in the local league its record achievement is second place, where it finished last year. This season, after nine rounds, she is ranked second by a point away from the champion, with four wins and five draws. Since 1997, not a single stage has passed in Europe.

Betar Jerusalem, the only team to play the first round outside of Israel, will travel to Albania and meet Tauta Dores. The Albanian team that won one and only championship in 1993/94, last year recorded a successful season with winning the Albanian Cup. Tauta was eliminated last year in the first round of the Europa League qualifiers after a 0-1 win over Latvian Ventspils was not enough (a 3-0 defeat in return). In January this year celebrated the 100th anniversary of the club’s founding.

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