Maccabi Tel Aviv's championship squad held one final morning practice ahead of their first pre-season friendly of the 2013/14 season
After a long day yesterday that included two training sessions, the Maccabi Tel Aviv squad today began day three at their Austrian training camp with a morning practice. For the first time since the training camp started, striker Moannes Dabbur joined the rest of the squad for the full practice which focused on set pieces. At 7 P.M. Israeli time the team will appear at the Lenzing Sportplatz Stadium, the home venue of the Austrian club SK Lenzing, for their first match under the stewardship of new head coach Paulo Sousa against German side FC Ingolstadt 04 of the 2nd Bundesliga. Exclusive reports from the match will appear on the official Maccabi Tel Aviv website and the club's various social networks.
Maccabi Tel Aviv will play a further two pre-season friendlies in the context of their training camp in Austria, one against Russian side FC Krasnodar and the second against the German 2nd Bundesliga club FC Energie Cottbus. All three matches will be broadcast live on the Israeli sports channel Sport 2. In addition, the dates have been announced for Maccabi Tel Aviv's second round qualifiers for the Champions League against Hungarian champions Gyori FC. The away leg in Hungary has been scheduled for Wednesday the 17th of July at 9.30 P.M. while the return leg at Bloomfield Stadium here in Tel Aviv will take place on Tuesday July 23rd, also at 9.30 P.M.