West Ham United’s remarkable journey in the UEFA Conference League has reached its climax as they prepare to face Italian side Fiorentina in the highly anticipated final in Prague. The Hammers, managed by David Moyes, secured their place in the final after a hard-fought battle against AZ Alkmaar, winning 1-0 on aggregate thanks to a last-gasp goal by Pablo Fornals. Now, with their sights set on lifting the trophy, West Ham United are poised to deliver a thrilling encounter against Fiorentina.
Semi-final first leg
In a tightly contested semifinal tie, West Ham United showed their mettle and resilience, holding on to their slim first-leg advantage. The first leg, played at the London Stadium, witnessed a thrilling 2-1 victory for the Hammers. Goals from Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma secured the advantage.
Semi-final second leg
The second leg, held at Alkmaar’s AFAS Stadion, showcased an intense battle between the two sides. AZ Alkmaar pushed for an equalizer to overturn the aggregate deficit, while West Ham United demonstrated their defensive solidity. As the game approached its conclusion, tensions were high. AZ pushed forward tyring to force extra time. However, in a dramatic twist of fate, it was Spanish midfielder Pablo Fornals who emerged as the hero, netting a dramatic winner in the 94th minute to seal West Ham United’s place in the final.
Conference League final
The Conference League final in Prague promises to be a thrilling encounter as West Ham United lock horns with Fiorentina. The Italian side, led by coach Vincenzo Italiano, has also showcased impressive performances throughout the competition, dispatching the likes of Fc Basel, Sivasspor and Sporting Braga in the knockout stages. Fiorentina v West Ham United tickets are available for the Conference League final.