Beitar Jerusalem hosts its first European competition match in seven years on Thursday night and is confident it won’t be its last of the season. After drawing 0-0 with Ordabasy Shymkent in Kazakhstan in the first leg of the Europa League first qualifying round last week, Jerusalem knows a win by any scoreline will secure its progress at Teddy Stadium.
Beitar didn’t impress in its first match of the 2015/16 campaign last Thursday, which came less than five weeks after its final match of 2014/15. However, the goalless deadlock put it in a promising position ahead of the return leg, with Belgian outfit Charleroi awaiting the winner in the second qualifying round.
Hapoel Beersheba will begin its participation in the Europa League in the second qualifying round where it will face Thun of Switzerland.