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Beer Sheva, Maccabi & Beitar all advance in European play

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Hapoel Beer Sheva 1:0 Olympiacos

Head Coach Barak Bachar’s club shocked the Greek powerhouse as the southern Reds advanced to the Champions League playoffs ensuring that Beer Sheva will play at worst in the Europa League group stages. Shir Tzedek scored the second half goal to help his side move on in the competition. Up next is Scotland’s Celtic in a once in a lifetime opportunity for Alona Barkat’s team.

Maccabi Tel Aviv 2:1 Pandurii

The Yellow & Blue advanced to the Europa League playoff round defeating Pandurii on aggregate 5:2 where they will face Croatian outfit Hajduk Split. Goals by Nosa Igiebor and Oscar Scarione helped Maccabi to the home win in front of over 8,000 fans.

Beitar Jerusalem 3:0 Jelgava

Goals by Omer Atzili, Itay Shecter and new signing Marcel Heister all scored for the Jerusalem side to easily advance to the Europa League playoff round and a date with St. Etienne. This is the furthest the capital city side has gone in European play.