On Thursday evening, July 27, took place the first matches of the third qualifying round of the Europa League. Tel Aviv clubs, Maccabi and «Bnei Yehuda» held the first match at home.
The winner of the Cup of Israel, «Bnei Yehuda», despite fierce resistance, lost to the St. Petersburg «Zenith» with the account 0:2.
The first half ended goalless, but in the second, Domenico criscito (57) and Alexander Kokorin (90) scored a goal. The Israeli team, it should be noted Lithuanian goalkeeper Emilius of Subasa several times to rescue their club.
Tel Aviv «Maccabi» beat the Greek «Panionios» with the score 1:0, did not show outstanding game. The only ball on account of Kjartansson Vidar, who in the 85th minute to score against the Greeks.
Second leg of round 3 will be held Aug.