Both Fiorentina and West Ham United have challenged to win the second European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa Conference League final this year.
All the teams advancing to the메이저놀이터 finals were decided through the second leg of the semifinals held on the 19th (Korean time). Fiorentina won 3-1 after extra time in their away match against Basel, Switzerland. The first leg had been won 2-1 by Basel, but Fiorentina went into extra time after the second leg ended 2-1 in normal time. Antonin Barak’s dramatic goal in extra time in the second half of extra time put Fiorentina through to the final.
West Ham won 1-0 in an away game against Alkmaar in the Netherlands, with Pablo Fornals’ opening goal in the second half of added time. West Ham advanced to the final with a win from two matches.
It has been a long time since both teams have challenged to the top of Europe. This is West Ham’s third European final. In the 1965-1965 season, the Cup Winners’ Cup (currently integrated into the Europa League) reached the final and won the championship by defeating 1860 Munich. The 1975-1976 season also reached the final, but this time it was defeated by Anderlecht and finished runner-up.
Fiorentina is a team that participated more often in European competitions and performed better. This is the fifth final. In the 1956-1957 season, which was the second round of the European Cup (currently UEFA Champions League), it reached the final and lost to Real Madrid, showing its appearance from the beginning of the European competition. In the 1960-1961 Cup Winners’ Cup, they won the championship by defeating Learns, and reached the final the following season in a row, but this time they lost to Atletico Madrid and finished runner-up.
Fiorentina’s most recent final was in the 1989-1990 season. He reached the final of the UEFA Cup (currently Europa League), but lost the championship to Juventus. It was a splendid era when Dunga, who was a Brazilian representative midfielder, and Roberto Baggio, an Italian representative striker, coexisted.
AS Roma and Feyenoord played the finals of last season’s conference league invitational, and Feyenoord won the 2002 UEFA Cup, a team that had never reached the final stage in the 21st century. In this competition, a fresher combination was created. Whichever side wins, it will be an achievement that will remain in the history of the club.