Kiryat Shmona takes aim at turning tables on Liberec

Despite having to host its home leg over 150 kilometers away from its actual stadium, and the fact less than 1,000 tickets have been sold for the match, Ironi Kiryat Shmona is optimistic of advancing to the Europa League playoffs on Thursday night.

With its stadium not meeting UEFA standards, Kiryat Shmona welcomes Slovan Liberec of the Czech Republic in Netanya, knowing a 1-0 win will be enough to send it through to the final playoff round after losing 2-1 on the road in the first leg last week.

Ahmed Abed’s 89th-minute strike may not have saved Kiryat Shmona from defeat, but it completely changed the complexity of Thursday’s return leg.


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