Israeli Premier League team Hapoel Tel Aviv will host the Spanish second division side C.D. Leganes for an exhibition match to mark Hapoel’s 100th anniversary.
The match will be played at the 29,400-seat Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv-Yafo on July 15, the two clubs said in separate statements on Monday.
“It is a great honor to be part of such an important event in the long history of a club like Hapoel Tel Aviv,” said Jeff Luhnow, president of the Madrid-based club.
Hapoel’s head of football operations, Hen Sol, said that “Leganes is a tough opponent, and it will be a great test for our team as we prepare for next season.”
“For our fans, this is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible history of the club while looking forward to a bright future,” he added.
A special celebration will be held at halftime in which tribute will be paid to some of the most emblematic players and coaches in the Israeli club’s history.
In 100 years, Hapoel won 13 Israeli league titles, 16 state cups, 1 league cup, 5 super cups, and the 1967 Asian Champion Club Tournament, known as the AFC Champions League now.