Champions League 2004/05 – Group Stage
The Champions League group-stage draw placed Maccabi Tel Aviv in Group C with three former European champions: Germany's Bayern Munich, Italy's Juventus and Holland's Ajax Amsterdam. This was only the second time an Israeli had team qualified for the Champions League group stage; Maccabi Haifa got there first with an historical entrance two years earlier. After six home and away games, head coach Nir Klinger's squad finished the group stage in fourth and last place with the same number of points as Ajax, but with an inferior goal difference. The team had recorded one victory, one draw and four losses, scoring four goals in the process, all of them courtesy of midfielder Baruch Dego.