The AEK Arena will be the venue for the Europa Conference League’s first-leg clash between the hosts AEK Larnaca and Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Wednesday at 17:00 GMT for the third qualifying round.
AEK Larnaca prevailed in the two-legged clash with Torpedo Zhodino in the second qualifying round. They won the first leg at Torpedo Zhodino 2-3 before drawing the home leg 1-1 but prevailing 4-3 on aggregate.
In the lead-up to the clash against Torpedo Zhodino, AEK Larnaca played three friendlies, in which they lost twice and drew once. They lost to Panathinaikos (3-1) and Kisvarda (1-2) and drew with Vojvodina (0-0).
Maccabi Tel-Aviv were dominant against Petrocub in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference. They won the home leg in dominant fashion 3-0 before highlighting their strength with an impressive 0-2 away win, to prevail 0-5 on aggregate.Bet here
Maccabi Tel-Aviv also won the clash with H. Beer-Sheva in the Toto Cup Ligat AL final 1-6. H. Beer-Sheva had a man sent off in the 51st minute, at which they were three goals down. Maccabi Tel-Aviv will look to take their good form into the clash with AEK Larnaca.
Both camps will be happy with the fitness of their sides ahead of their clash on Wednesday, with no new injuries reported so far.
AEK Larnaca will win the first leg and take a narrow advantage to the second leg away to Maccabi Tel-Aviv next week.
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