Tonight (Tuesday), the youth team of Maccabi Haifa achieved a significant advance towards the reciprocity in the Champions League qualifiers, after defeating Zalgiris 0: 3 in Lithuania in the first round. The rematch will take place in Haifa on October 20.
The Israeli champion opened the game in Vilnius in a great way, with a goal in the fifth minute. The Zalgiris defense tried to get away after a free kick, but only until Nevo Sado who dragged the ball to the right, passed to the left and picked up a wonderful ball towards Jonathan Kay Leish emerged from behind and from two yards pushed inside. In the 62nd minute, Sado scored a second goal, this time with a free kick to the head of Benjamin Tzega that hit close to the net. Sapir Razon came in as a substitute in the 83rd minute and after two minutes he kicked the rebound and pinned the third.
Maccabi Haifa is on the track of the local champions, and if it does not lose the big advantage in the rematch against Zalgiris, it will play in the next stage against the winner between the Polish Pogon Szczecin and Deportivo La Coruna. If you pass this stage as well, you will qualify for the playoffs and be drawn against one of the runners-up in the home stage of the Champions League for Youth.