The Maccabi Tel Aviv squad have landed in Bordeaux and held their opening training session in advance of their Europa League tie on Thursday

After playing out a goalless draw against APOEL Nicosia in their first group stage game in the Europa League, the Maccabi Tel Aviv squad took off yesterday (Tuesday) morning on a chartered plane and landed in the afternoon in France in the run up to their second tie of the competition on Thursday night against FC Girondins de Bordeaux. The squad were joined on their flight by dozens of devoted Maccabi Tel Aviv fans. Tomorrow the team will hold a final practice and their customary press conference ahead of the match at Bordeaux's  Stade Chaban-Delmas Stadium, where ticket sales for Maccabi supporters will begin at 6pm on the evening of the match. 

In other news, it has been announced that the kick-off time for Maccabi Tel Aviv's matchweek five Israeli Premier League tie at Ashdod FC's Yud-Alef Stadium on Sunday night has been moved to 8.10pm.