Mixed fortunes for Israeli clubs in Europa League

By Danny Caro, July 23, 2010

Maccabi Tel Aviv will Olympiakos in the third round qualifying round of the Europa League.

They squeezed through 3-2 on aggregate despite suffering a 2-1 defeat against Mogren on Thursday night.

Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Haris Medunjanin claimed a crucial away goal for Maccabi, finding the net in the seventh minute and although a second half double from captain Vladimir Gluscevic have Mogren a win on the night, it was Maccabi who went through.

Bnei Yehuda missed out on a dream tie against former Champions League winners Juventus after losing 2-1 on aggregate against Shamrock Rovers.

The Israelis were unable to build on the 1-1 draw achieved in Ireland last week with a 70th strike from Thomas Stewart ending their hopes.

Last updated: 12:03pm, July 23 2010