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UEFA Champions League: FC Salzburg - Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

FC SalzburgFC Salzburg (First leg: 2-1) Stadion Salzburg - SalzburgWednesday 30 September 2020
21.00CET (21.00 local time)
Play-off, Second leg
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FCMaccabi Tel-Aviv FC
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A comeback win in Israel has put Salzburg in charge of their play-off against Maccabi Tel-Aviv as both clubs aim to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage for the third time.

• Maccabi struck first at the Bloomfield Stadium on 22 August, Dan Biton giving them a tenth-minute lead, but Salzburg turned the game around early in the second period thanks to goals from Dominik Szoboszlai (50 pen) and Masaya Okugawa (58), the Japanese midfielder's first in European competition.

• While Maccabi's second group appearance came five seasons ago, Salzburg ended a 24-year wait to return to the group stage in 2019/20, although to book an immediate return they must improve on a miserable record in the UEFA Champions League's qualifying rounds.

Form guide
• Salzburg are looking to secure consecutive group stage campaigns – to do so they will have to come through the UEFA Champions League qualifying phase for the first time since 1994.

• In 2019/20 Salzburg qualified automatically for the group stage, where they finished third in their section behind Liverpool and Napoli; the Austrian club picked up seven points from their six matches to finish six ahead of Genk.

• Jesse Marsch's side therefore moved into the UEFA Europa League, losing 6-3 on aggregate to Eintracht Frankfurt in the round of 32 (1-4 a, 2-2 h).

• The Austrian club won a seventh successive Bundesliga title in 2019/20 – their 14th overall – adding the Austrian Cup to complete a domestic double for the seventh time, all in the last nine seasons.

• Salzburg have suffered 13 eliminations in UEFA Champions League qualifying since their first group stage appearance in 1994/95.

• Their record in UEFA Champions League play-offs is W0 L5, most recently losing on away goals to Crvena zvezda in 2018/19 (0-0 a, 2-2 h). At the same stage of the UEFA Europa League, it is W3 L1, their solitary defeat coming on penalties against Dinamo Minsk in 2015/16.

• Salzburg would match Sturm Graz's Austrian record of three group stage appearances should they win this tie.

• This is Salzburg's fourth tie against an Israeli club, all in the final qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League – with two previous play-off defeats. Although they got the better of Maccabi Haifa in the 1994/95 qualifying round (2-1 a, 3-1 h), they lost at this stage of the competition against the same opponents in 2009/10 (1-2 h, 0-3 a) and to Hapoel Tel-Aviv the following season (2-3 h, 1-1 a).

• Salzburg have qualified from all ten of the previous European ties in which they have posted an away win in the first leg, most recently against Borussia Dortmund in the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League round of 16 (2-1 a, 0-0 h). That made it two aggregate wins from two following a 2-1 away first-leg victory, the other that 1994 win against Maccabi Haifa.

• Salzburg's record in two UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W1 L1:
5-4 v Eintracht Frankfurt, 1993/94 UEFA Cup quarter-final
2-3 v Dinamo Minsk, 2015/16 UEFA Europa League play-off

Maccabi Tel-Aviv
• Maccabi featured in the UEFA Champions League group stage in 2004/05 and 2015/16 – the latter the last time an Israeli club reached that stage. On both occasions they finished in fourth place in their section, picking up four points in the first of those campaigns but losing all six matches five years ago.

• This is Maccabi's second UEFA Champions League campaign since 2015/16, and a second in succession. In 2019/20 they lasted only one tie, eliminated by Romania's CFR Cluj in the second qualifying round (0-1 a, 2-2 h).

• Maccabi's UEFA Europa League campaign last season proved equally brief, Sūduva of Lithuania winning 2-1 in both legs of their third qualifying round contest.

• This season's UEFA Champions League campaign has proved a different story, however. Led by new coach Giorgos Donis, Maccabi have overcome Riga 2-0 at home, Sūduva 3-0 away and, in the third qualifying round, Dinamo Brest of Belarus 1-0 to win through to the play-offs.

• Maccabi were without a win in ten UEFA Champions League matches (D3 L7) before this season.

• This is the club's second UEFA Champions League play-off having beaten Basel on away goals in 2015/16 (2-2 a, 1-1 h). Their record at the same stage of the UEFA Europa League is W3 L3, with defeat in the most recent, against Norwegian side Sarpsborg in 2018/19 (1-3 a, 2-1 h).

• The Tel Aviv team were champions of Israel for the 23rd time in 2019/20, extending their own record as they claimed the championship for the second year in a row.

• Maccabi's only previous UEFA tie against an Austrian club came at this stage of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League, a 3-2 aggregate win against Altach (1-0 a, 2-2 h).

• Maccabi have lost three of the four UEFA ties in which they suffered a home first-leg defeat, most recently to Sūduva in last season's UEFA Europa League play-offs (1-2 h, 1-2 a). They won the other tie in which they suffered a 2-1 home defeat, however, overcoming Viktoria Plzeň in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round (2-0 a).

• Maccabi have won their only UEFA penalty-shoot-out:
4-3 v Hajduk Split, 2016/17 UEFA Europa League play-off

Links and trivia
• Etey Shechter scored Hapoel Tel-Aviv's winner at Salzburg in the first leg of that 2010/11 UEFA Champions League play-off.

• Eyal Golasa has also enjoyed success against Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League play-offs, appearing in both games for Maccabi Haifa in 2009/10 and scoring the second goal in the 3-0 second-leg success. Andreas Ulmer played in both games for Salzburg.

• Óscar García has coached both sides, having spells in charge of Maccabi in 2012/13 and 2014 and Salzburg between December 2015 and June 2017.

• Israel forward Munas Dabbur has represented both clubs, winning one league title with Maccabi and another three, plus an Austrian Cup, at Salzburg. He scored 22 goals in 66 league appearances for Maccabi between 2011 and 2014 and 44 in 76 for Salzburg from 2016 to 2019.



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  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
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  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
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  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
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  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
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  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
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