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Picture: Maccabi Tel Aviv

Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv got their Champions League campaign off to a winning start as a goal from Rade Prica saw them beat Santa Coloma 1-0.

The second qualifying round first leg tie was taking place in Andorra, due to the current situation in Israel, and the match was decided by a 64th minute strike, which saw Óscar Garcia’s get his reign as Maccabi manager off to a winning start.

The second leg is due to take place at Maccabi’s Bloomfield stadium in Tel-Aviv next Tuesday, though UEFA has already requested they arrange an alternative venue should they rule Israel unsafe to host the match, with Cyprus being offered as a likely alternative.