BATE (Blr) v Shmona (Isr)
Ironi Kiryat Shmona were the surprise winners of the Israeli top flight last season and that means they are involved for the first time in the Champions League and this is only the second time they are playing in a European competition.
The Israeli side won their domestic League comfortably last season and only lost 1 of their away games, finishing with a 9-5-1 record on their travels while scoring 22 goals and conceding just 9. They have already come through two qualifying rounds in the Champions League this season, although they lost in Zilina and earned a draw at Neftci thanks to a 90th minute equaliser.
Both of those ties were won at home as Ironi where they have scored 6 goals and kept 2 clean sheets in this competition so far. However, their away games have been a little tougher and they may just look to get this game back to Israel with themselves still in the tie.
David Solari and Bryan Gerzicich are both absent for Ironi in this game and both of those are considered key components of their team.
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