Fiorentina-West Ham: “Viola” and “Hammer” for the cup in the Conference


A week after the epic Europa League final, it’s time for his Conference!

Fiorentina and West Ham “cross their swords” at the “Fortuna Arena” in Prague (22:00, COSMOTE SPORT 2), aiming to win the cup but also to secure a European ticket for the new season, something neither of them managed through the domestic league .

Two very big clubs with an equal distance from the titles claim a return to them, in a great match that could well be a final and in Europa League!

The “Violas”

On one side of the great finale we find the grand Fiorentina. 33 years after their last European final, the historic Italian team is returning to the top level while making history. The Violas are the first team to play in the final of all four European cups that have existed over time (Champions League, Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Cup/ Europa League, Conference League).

His team Vicenzo Italiano is looking for her second European title, after the 1961 Cup Winners, in her fifth final. At the same time, they are looking for a trophy after 22 years, since their last major title came in 2001, when they took the Coppa Italia.

THE Fiorentina has shown a relatively volatile face through the season. In the league he was left out of European tickets, but he went to the final of the Coppa Italia, where he was defeated by Inter, while now he has his big match ahead of him Conference. To get there, she finished second in the groups behind the Basaksehir and got past the not-so-insurmountable obstacles of Braga, Sivasspor, Lech Poznan and Basel, being the competition’s best attack with 36 goals in 14 games. Its protagonists in this course are the “goltzides” Arthur Cabral and Luka Jovicas well as the captain Cristiano Biraghi and the focal point Nico Gonzalez.

The “hammers”

Fiorentina-West Ham: The announcement of the match

On the other hand, we find a team that has had an even weirder year. After last year’s breakthrough and the seventh place in the Premier League, the West Ham showed this year to “bloom”. Last year’s protagonists saw their performance plummet, and the Londoners found themselves hovering close to the league’s danger zone before securing stay towards the end.

The “hammers” present the second European final in their history, having won the only title they claimed in the past, the 1965 Cup Winners’ Cup. Nevertheless, the “drought” in titles for the West Ham it is even bigger than that of Fiorentina. It has been 43 years since the London team last celebrated a cup, the FA Cup in 1980. This streak aspires to be broken at the “Fortuna Arena” in Prague.

In contrast to the poor run in the league, her performance West Ham in the Conference League she was exemplary, since she confirmed the title of favorite at every stage. The Lodres came out comfortably first with 6/6 in their group and then eliminated AEK Larnaca, Ghent and Alkmaar with relative ease, securing a place in the final.

The protagonist of the second best attack of the tournament with 33 goals was Mikail Antonio with 6 goals, while West Ham expects a lot from the creative Pablo Fornals and the “unbelievable” Declan Rice.

Possible lineups:

Fiorentina (N. Italiano): Terazziano, Dodo, Martinez Cuarta, Milenkovic, Biraghi – Madragora, Amrabad – Gondaleth, Bonaventura, Icone – Cabral

West Ham (N. Moyes): Areola, Kerr, Agerd, Zouma, Cresswell – Sucek, Rice – Bowen, Paquet, Fornals – Antonio

Referee: Carlos Del Thero Grande (Spanish)

Source: Sport Fm

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