“On the miracles and wonders that the Maccabees performed,” Maccabi Tel Aviv fans sang in the final minutes of the game against Lasek Linz tonight (Thursday), as each and every one of them held fingers that his team would be able to score a tiny goal that would lift them directly to the Conference League quarterfinals. The miracle did not happen, Maccabi absorbed in the final minutes and lost dramatically, and now it will have to fight for a place in the quarterfinals through the playoffs.
The loss of Maccabi Tel Aviv is huge. Lasek may not be an Austrian empire like Red Bull Salzburg but it is a strong team.
In the Premier League you can miss four and five situations and hope that eventually the ball will go in. In Europe the story is completely different. For misses as they were tonight, Maccabi Tel Aviv pays dearly and that is exactly what happened.
But apparently it was not the day of the Israeli runner-up, then if there is a player that Maccabi would want the ball to be in him to decide games of this kind is Stipa Fritza, but actually the king of goals scored a huge one-on-one miss against the Austrian goalkeeper, Hard. There was also a crossbar and beautiful stops by the visiting goalkeeper, but in the bottom line, Maccabi could not meet the task that everyone believed it would meet.
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