Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv came out with some serious intent as it hunted down a first home victory of the season with the visit of FC Bayern Munich on Thursday. The arrival of new coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos had stiffened Maccabi's resolve over the past couple of weeks without delivering a much-needed win, but the Israeli champion was in no mood to allow its losing sequence to extend to seven straight games this time out.

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