5.33pmThe home side are on the verge of advancing to the next stage of the competition, and need just a point tonight to make sure of their place in the last 32. They are currently second, three points clear of third-placed APOEL.
5.33pmBordeaux find themselves bottom of the pool, but could finish third if they manage to win here, and APOEL lose to Eintracht Frankfurt in tonight’s other Group F game. It’s a long shot, but stranger things have happened.
5.34pmIn the reverse fixture in this match, it was the Israeli outfit that came away from France with a shock victory. They came from behind to win 2-1 at Stade Chaban-Delmas.
5.39pmMACCABI XI: Juan Pablo, Carlos Garcia, Ben Harush, Tibi, Alberman, Zahavi, Yeini, Radi, Altman, Itzhaki, Dabbur
5.40pmManager Paulo Sousa has made four changes to the team that beat Beitar Jerusalem at the weekend.
5.42pmMahran Radi, Gal Alberman, Omri Altman and Munas Dabbur have all been brought into the starting lineup having started on the bench last time out.
5.44pmDropping to the bench in their places are Tal Ben Haim, Dan Einbinder, Rade Prica and Nikola Mitrovic.
5.54pmThis is the first time that Bordeaux have failed to reach the knockout stage in their last three attempts. They made it as far as the round of 16 in last season's competition.
5.56pmIt's simple for Maccabi; so long as they do not lose, they are certain to be in the draw for the next stage of the competition
5.57pmWe're just awaiting the teams to emerge from the tunnel.
5.58pmAnd here they are. Right on cue. Maccabi are wearing and all-yellow home strip with blue trim, while Bordeaux are donning their second kit of all-white with purple/pink trim.
1 minKICK OFF! Maccabi, playing from left to right, get the game underway.
5 minSlow start to the game that's being played at a real leisurely pace. There's barely any movement, and Maccabi have had the ball pretty much since kick off.
8 minYELLOW CARD Chalme goes into the book after bringing down Zahavi right on the edge of the D. Good position for a free kick this.
9 minRadi bends it with his right foot, but it's just wide of the target. Keeper Olimpo was unmoved.
12 minBordeaux have been flagged offside twice in quick succession. They're going to have to watch the line better than that.
15 minMaccabi have controlled this match so far, but haven't managed to test Olimpa just yet. That Radi free kick has been their best chance so far.
17 minCHANCE! Bordeaux nearly take the lead as Sacko races onto a pass heading out to the right. He hits his shot early from outside the box, but pings it just wide of the near post.
19 minThat effort seems to have given the visitors a bit of confidence in this game, as they start to pass the ball about a bit. Remember, this is near enough an entirely new starting XI compared to the team that has been on a good recent run in Ligue 1.
25 minThe ball pops up to D'Almeida on the edge of the D, but he snatches at the shot and drags it wide of the near post.
28 minDespite edging the game so far, Maccabi have yet to carve open a clear opportunity. Still, a point would do the trick for them.
30 minSAVE! Rolan curls in a free kick from the left which causes a few problems in the Maccabi box, and Juan Pablo is forced to come out and unconvincingly push it away.
33 minSAVE! Bordeaux are nearly in again here, but it's brilliant goalkeeping from Juan Pablo. Rolan is slotted in on the right of centre with a pass into the box, but he is beaten in a sprint race to it by the keeper, who managed to slide in a clear it.
35 minCHANCE! Now Maccabi come close through Itzakhi,who rises above the defender at the far post, but heads the cross over.
36 minThe game is starting to come alive now and open up.
37 minCLOSE! Another effort on goal from Bordeaux, Savic is the man this time. He picks up the ball 25 yards from goal slightly on the right and bounces a low shot just wide of the far post.
40 minYou get the sense that there will be a goal before the break.
42 minMISS! Oh that should have been it for Maccabi. It's fallen to Itzhaki inside the box about eight yards from goal, but he cuts his shot wide of the far post on the stretch.