Israeli Clubs In The 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League and Europa League [R]

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  1. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maccabi Tel Aviv will start in Champions League Qualifying Round 2 and host the second leg against Astana of Kazakhstan or CFR Cluj of Romania. Astana is seeded in Qualifying Rounds 1 and 2. The draw for Qualifying Round 2 is done before Qualifying Round 1, and Maccabi Tel Aviv his a higher coefficient than CFR Cluj.

    Bnei Yehuda will start in Europa League Qualifying Round 3. Israel's coefficient fell so much that the 2019-2020 State Cup winner will start in Europa League Qualifying Round 1 unless the Champions League and/or Europa League defending champion spots aren't needed, which would bump it up to Europa League Qualifying Round 2. That might be the first time Israel won't have a club starting either competition after Qualifying Round 1, albeit the worst leagues have clubs in the Preliminary Round. If all the seeded clubs advance (which won't happen), Bnei Yehuda will have the worst coefficient in Europa League Qualifying Round 3 Main Path, and they will certainly be unseeded. "Main Path" means that it is separate from clubs who drop down from Champions League Qualifying Rounds.

    Maccabi Haifa was seeded in Europa League Qualifying Round 1. They will host the first leg against
    Mura Murska Sobota of Slovenia. If they advance, they will be unseeded in Europa League Qualifying Round 2, and they will host the second leg against Strasbourg of France, who won the Coupe de la Ligue (League Cup) and finished 11th in Ligue 1.

    Hapoel Be'er Sheva was seeded in Europa League Qualifying Round 1. They will host the second leg against Laci of Albania. If they advance, they will be seeded in Europa League Qualifying Round 2, and they will host the first leg against Kairat Almaty of Kazakhstan (seeded in Europa League Qualifying Round 1) or Siroki Brijeg of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
     
  2. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Laci (Albania) 1-1 Hapoel Be'er Sheva

    Laci scored in the 3rd minute and led most of the game until Gal Levi equalized in the 78th minute. Hapoel Be'er Sheva dominated the statistics including having more shots on goal, 8 to 2.

    Maccabi Haifa 2-0 Mura Murska Sobota (Slovenia)

    On Thursday, Hapoel Be'er Sheva hosts at 8:30 P.M. local/1:30 P.M. USA Eastern, and Maccabi Haifa starts 30 minutes later.
     
  3. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hapoel Be'er Sheva 1-0 Laci (2-1 aggregate)

    The first time I checked, I was disappointed that it was scoreless, but I knew that Hapoel Be'er Sheva could advance on away goals with a scoreless draw.

    Mura Murska Sobota 2-3 Maccabi Haifa (2-5 aggregate)

    The first time I check, Maccabi Haifa was down 1-0 and led the aggregate 2-1. Maccabi Haifa went on to win the second leg.

    Israel was 27th in the country coefficients after 2018-2019. Dropping out 2014-2015 made Israel move up to 22nd because Israel had a horrible 1.375 in 2014-2015. Israel has 0.875 so far this season, with 0.250 each from Hapoel Be'er Sheva's win and each of Maccabi Haifa's wins and 0.125 from Hapoel Be'er Sheva's draw. In qualifying rounds, wins are worth 1 point and draws are worth 0.5 points. That is divided by the amount of clubs the country has competing, which is 4 for Israel and a majority of the countries. Sweden has 1.250 so far in 2019-2020 and passed Israel. Israel is 23rd.

    Here is the Qualifying Round 2 schedule:

    Maccabi Tel Aviv in Champions League:
    Wednesday 24 July at CFR Cluj at 9:00 P.M. in Israel/2:00 P.M. USA Eastern and Tuesday 30 July at home at 8:00 P.M. in Israel/1:00 P.M. USA Eastern

    Hapoel Be'er Sheva in Europa League:
    Thursday 25 July hosting Kairat Almaty of Kazakhstan at 8:00 P.M. in Israel/1:00 P.M. USA Eastern and Thursday 1 August at Kairat Almaty at 8:00 P.M. in Israel/1:00 P.M. USA Eastern

    Maccabi Haifa in Europa League:
    Thursday 25 July at Strasbourg of France at at 8:00 P.M. in Israel/1:00 P.M. USA Eastern and Thursday 1 August hosting Strasbourg at 8:00 P.M. in Israel/1:00 P.M. USA Eastern

    Rather than the Europa League start times being scattered, most of them are at 8:00 P.M. in Israel/1:00 P.M. USA Eastern. There are 46 matchups, and 31 of the first legs and 35 of the second legs will be on Thursday at 1:00 P.M.
     

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