He West Ham, with Mexican Edson Álvarez starting and playing the entire game, won 2-1 on their visit to Freiburgin game corresponding to the second day of the group stage of the Europa Leaguethus taking the solo leadership of Group A of the continental competition.
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Barely 8 minutes had elapsed into the duel, when Jared Bowen managed to escape from the right side and He sent a cross to the heart of the area, where Brazilian Lucas Paquetá appearedrising and finishing with a header to make the score 1-0favorable for visitors.
When the 17th minute of the match passed, Edson Álvarez collided in the Freiburg area with his teammate Konstantinos Mavropanoscausing the income of assistance to care for the Greek footballerbut fortunately the situation did not escalate and West Ham went into the break with the slightest advantage.
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Already in the complementary part, Álvarez was reprimanded for cutting off Roland Sallai's advancehe Freiburg footballer who would end up scoring the tying goal (1-1) at 49 minutesthus complicating the match for the Mexican and also for the English team.
But West Ham did not lower their arms when they were caught on the scoreboard and, with 66 minutes on the clock, scored the second score through a corner kick taken by James Ward-Prowse which allowed him Nayef Aguerd gets up in the area and scores with a powerful headbutt, thus sentencing the 2-1 final.
With this victory, Edson Álvarez's West Ham reaches 6 points and is the sole leader of Group A of the Europa League after two days played, followed by the Freiburg with 3 units; while Olympiacos and TSC Backa Topola have a point each.
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