The best round of an Israeli side
Maccabi’s first round in the Conference League group stage – 7 points from a possible 9 and a 10-2 goal tally, was the best round of the club or any Israeli side in a European group stage.
Twenty Maccabi players participated in three matches during the group stages. Four players were ever present as Daniel Peretz, Dan Glazer, Luis Hernandez and Andre Geraldes played 270 minutes so far.
Six players (Gabi Kanichowsky, Stipe Perica, Eden Shamir, Matan Hozez, Enric Saborit and Dan Biton) shared the 10 goals Maccabi scored. Kanichowsky is the leading goal-scorer with 3 goals (a brace against Helsinki and a goal against Alashkert).
Andre Geraldes and Dan Biton assisted in two goals each of the seven goals Maccabi scored.
The 10 goals Maccabi scored in the group stage so far, resulted from 40 shots on goal, 19 of which on target.
The 5-0 victory over HJK in Helsinki is Maccabi’s highest victory in 78 away matches in all European competitions.
According to the Conference League format, the team that finishes top of their group automatically go through to the last 16. An additional knockout round play-offs will then be played before the round of 16 between the eight group runners-up and the third ranked teams from the Europa League group stage.
Only once (Hapoel Tel Aviv in the Europa League group stages 2009/10) did an Israeli side finish top of their group.
Four Israeli sides finished their European group in the runners up spot with Maccabi doing so twice in the Europa League (2014 and 2021).
Two other Israeli sides that reached that achievement are Hapoel Be’ersheva in the Europa League (2017) and Maccabi Haifa in the UEFA Cup (2007).