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Maccabi, Beer Sheva & Bnei Yehuda advance, Beitar falters

Courtesy Maccabi Tel Aviv

Maccabi Tel Aviv and Bnei Yehuda advanced to the Third Round of Europa League qualifying and will face Panionios of Greece and Zenit St. Petersburg respectively. Hapoel Beer Sheva also moved on in Champions League qualifying as they will now face Ludogorets from Bulgaria in the this round. Beitar Jerusalem fell to Botev and will now focus on their domestic season.

Reykjavik 0:2 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Goals by Omer Atzily and Dor Peretz helped the Yellow & Blue to the 5:1 agggregate victory over KR Reykjavik in Iceland as more than 50 family members and friends of Vidar Kjartansson were in attendance.

Bnei Yehuda 2:0 Terecin
Yossi Abuksis and his squad disposed of Terecin by the aggregate score of 3:1. The second leg saw goals from Mavis Tchibota and Yuval Ashkenazi to help Bnei Yehuda advance to face Zenit St. Petersburg.

Botev Plovdiv 4:0 Beitar Jerusalem
Jerusalem got thrashed in Bulgaria failing to move past the second round with a 5:1 aggregate loss to Botev as Sharon Mimer and his side will now turn their sights on the domestic premier league.

Honved 2:3 Hapoel Beer Sheva
The Israeli champs moved in to the third round of Champions League qualifying in Budapest, but lost striker Ben Sahar to a shoulder injury for an extended period of time. John Ogu opened the scoring while winger Tony Nwakeame scored a brace as Beer Sheva will now get ready for Ludogorets.