Aris Thessaloni will be Maccabi’s 76th opponents in European competitions and the sixth from Greece.
Maccabi’s record in the 10 matches played against Greek opponents is 7 victories and 3 defeats.
Over the five double headed ties against Greek opponents Maccabi advanced 4 times and were knocked out once.
Maccabi’s highest victory against a Greek club was a 3-0 win in the 2011/12 Europa League Play-Offs against Panathinaikos with Eliran Atar (2) and Moussa Konate scoring the goals.
The overall record of clubs between the two countries is 10 victories for the Israeli clubs, 5 draws and 2 victories for the Greek sides. The total goal tally is 41-37 in favour of the Greeks.
Aris Thessaloniki, was the first Greece club to face an Israeli side in European competitions as they played against Hapoel Be’ersheva in 1994/95 for a UEFA Cup qualifier winning twice (2-1 and 3-1).
Since the 2009/10 season Maccabi played 11 times in the 3rd qualifying rounds in the various European competitions:
Champions League: 4 times with Maccabi qualifying twice and knocked out twice.
EUROPA League: 6 times with Maccabi reaching the Play-Offs on 5 occasions and being eliminated once.
Conference League: In the inaugural season of the competition (2021/22) Maccabi advanced past Slovakian outfit Spartak Trnava to reach the Group stages.
Maccabi’s highest victory in the 3rd qualifying round was a 6-0 win over Bosnian outfit Zeleznicar exactly 11 years ago on August 4th 2011.