Hundreds of Maccabi Haifa fans gather to welcome team at airport

Hundreds of Maccabi Haifa fans are gathered at Ben Gurion airport to welcome back the soccer team after it qualified for the Champions League group stage.

Fans are singing, dancing and waving green team scarves as the players return from their game against Red Star Belgrade.

Maccabi qualified for the premier tournament for the first time in over a decade last night, beating Red Star  5-4 on aggregate.

In dramatic style, Maccabi’s win came from a 90th-minute own-goal from the Serbian side’s Milan Pakvok, clinching the 2-2 tie in Belgrade after Maccabi had won the first leg at home 3-2.

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