Maccabi Tel Aviv draws Hibernians, Beitar Jerusalem gets Ordabasy

Maltese champion Hibernians will be Maccabi Tel Aviv’s first hurdle on the way to the Champions League group stage after the two were paired together in the second qualifying round in Monday’s draw.

Maccabi will be a firm favorite to overcome Hibernians, which hasn’t won a game in European competition since 2002. The yellow-and-blue will visit Malta for the first leg on July 14/15 and will host the return leg at Bloomfield Stadium a week later.

Maccabi was seeded in Monday’s draw, but won’t be in the third qualifying round assuming it overcomes Hibernians, meaning it could face the likes of Celtic, FC Basel or APOEL Nicosia.


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