On Wednesday, starting with 20:00, the match RB Salzburg – Maccabi Tel-Aviv will be played, within the return of the play-off for the qualification in the Champions League.
The tour match, which ended with a score of 2-1 for the Austrian team, was “without history”. Without more than half of the team, decimated by Covid-19, Maccabi Tel Aviv could not issue claims in order to obtain a positive result. Surprising was not the actual victory of the Austrians, but, on the contrary, the fact that it was obtained only in one goal, they created no less than 24 goal opportunities! However, even so, the students trained by the American Marsch took a serious option in order to qualify for the next phase of the competition.
For the return leg, even if the Israeli team manages to recover some of the infected players, the premises are not “pink” at all. Normally, RB is a team with a much higher value that even under normal conditions would be a definite favorite against the Israelis. All the more so in this context, in which Maccabi will either play with a team that will include several juniors, or will play with several players who have trained extremely little in the last week. Therefore, we can only rely on a solid game of hosts.
RB Salzburg, 5 victories in the 5 matches played in the new season;
The Austrians have conceded a goal in the previous 4 disputes;
Maccabi Tel-Aviv, no match in the championship since September 12.