Maccabi Tel-Aviv defeat Santa Coloma

FC Santa Coloma 0-1 Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC
Óscar Garcia's tenure as Maccabi coach began victoriously thanks to Rade Prica's 64th-minute strike.

Maccabi Tel-Aviv celebrate after taking the lead against the Andorran side
Maccabi Tel-Aviv celebrate after taking the lead against the Andorran side ©Silvia Casals

A goal from Rade Prica ensured Óscar Garcia's tenure as Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC coach started with a win as the Israeli side edged FC Santa Coloma in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie.

After a goalless first half, Maccabi took the lead on 64 minutes when Rade Prica headed in Sheran Yeini's cross from the right.

Garcia, who became the club's coach for a second time when he succeeded Paulo Sousa in June, will take charge of his first home match when the second leg takes place at Bloomfield in Tel-Aviv, next Tuesday.

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