Maccabi Haifa will meet AZ Alkmaar at 10:05 p.m. hours in Group L of the Europa League. In recent years the two teams have not met before in European Cups.
Maccabi Haifa started quite late championship Israel, and so far has played only two matches in League ha’Al. In the first stage Maccabi was imposed Shmona 3-1 and then in the last weekend of Ashdod team was defeated 3-2 away. As can be seen in the matches played by the band host of this meeting were scored many goals. Maccabi Haifa was qualified for the Europa League after last Astra 2-0 at home and 1-1 away. The failure of Ashdod was the first weekend for the hosts of this duel in this debut season.
AZ Alkmaar was imposed in the weekend 3-0 with G. A. Eagles, a band newly promoted Eredivisie. AZ championship ranks fifth on three points leader Zwolle. Alkmaar was on the verge of being eliminated from Europa League after difficult duel with Atromitos Athens in the playoffs. The Dutch have won 3-1 away, after which they were beaten 2-0 at home.