West Ham United crowned in the UEFA Conference League | Video
West Ham United won this Wednesday the UEFA Conference League, thanks to their 1-2 victory against Fiorentinawith a decisive goal scored by Jarrod Bowen in the 90th minute of a match played in the Eden Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.
In the windows of the club in east London there were only, of international status, a European Cup Winners' Cup won in 1965 and one Intertoto Cup lifted in 1999. Since then, always overshadowed by the most important teams in the English capital, West Ham had not experienced such joy as this Conference League title.
Until reaching that goal, the team led by david moyes He knew how to suffer in a stuck first half, with stoppages due to the throwing of plastic cups by his fans every time Fiorentina took a corner. Even Cristiano Biraghi, captain 'viola', was treated at bleed after being hit by a glass.
With almost no chances of danger, the clearest of the Florentine team came just before the break. In added time, a good header from Christian Kouame was repelled by the rival goalkeeper, and luka jovic He also headed the rebound; although he put the ball in, with suspense, everything was canceled for being offside.
Upon returning from the locker room, both teams showed a better version. West Ham took the lead with a penalty converted by Mohamed Said Benrahma at 62', after biraghi would have committed said maximum penalty with a clumsy hand in control of an opponent from the side of the box.
Despite the insistent protests of the 'Fiore', the Spanish referee Carlos del Cerro Grande decreed the penalty under consultation of the VAR. Benrahma marked it deceiving the goalkeeper, pBut the 'viola' team quickly equalized the contest. Following a pumped center to the side of the area, Nico Gonzalez he rose more than his marking and extended headlong.
appeared then Giacomo Bonaventura to control with the left foot, at medium height, and immediately hit the cross with the right hand. The ball hit the post unstoppable for goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. The two coaches moved chips from their benches, sensing that the match was going to need extra time to settle the champion.
However, the talented Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta found the loophole that he needed in the 'Fiore' defensive line to put a long pass on the run from Jarrod Bowen. And thanks to his powerful sprint, despite being overtaken by a defender, the 'hammer' striker was planted in front of Pietro Terracciano.
The 'Fiore' goalkeeper managed to touch the ball, but could not prevent it from lodging in the back of the net when the timer touched the 90th minute mark. In this way, those of Moyes held their advantage in the long added time and smiled on the grass of the eden arenaraising the trophy to the sky of Prague.
Conference League / Final
Fiorentina 1-2 West Ham United
Stadium: Eden Arena
Headquarters: Prague, Czech Republic
Attendance: 17 thousand 363 spectators
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
0-1 (62').- Said Benrahma (penalty)
1-1 (67 ').- Giacomo Bonaventura
1-2 (90 ').- Jarrod Bowen
DT: Vincenzo Italian
West Ham United
DT: David Moyes
(With information from Europe Press)
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