Maccabi Tel Aviv's volleyball team made history last week after it qualified for the final of the Volleyball Challenge Cup, becoming the first Israeli team to reach a European final.
Gal Galili's men clinched a 3:1 victory against Portuguese side Fonte do Bastardo to book a berth in the final of the third-tier European league after winning two games in the matchup's first leg in Portugal.
The first match will be held in Israel on March 5, and the return leg will be played in Greece on March 15.
The Israeli team, donning its famous yellow and blue colors, has come a long way this season and managed to recover from a series of defeats in earlier games. Its heroic turnaround in the second round of the season helped it secure a place in the final.
Maccabi Tel Aviv will be up against either Panathinaikos Athens or the most successful club in Greek volleyball history Olympiacos SNP.
Earlier this month, the Israeli volleyball team played Nicosia’s Omonia V.C. in Tel Aviv where the local fans disrupted the game several times by throwing flares and objects onto the court.
The referees had to stop the game several times, and some 1,000 Israeli fans were kicked out of the venue.