On 7 June, one of the Conference Football League matches took place. Fiorentina (Florence) and West Ham (London) met.
Fiorentina (Florence) - West Ham (London) - 1:2 (0-0)
Goals: G. Bonaventura (67) - Benrahma (62), Bowen (90)
Warnings: Benrahma (31), N. Agerd (53), Mandragora (66), Duncan (67), Milenkovic (75), Sofjan Amrabat (85), Bowen (90+7)
Overview of the match Fiorentina - West Ham:
Fiorentina hosted West Ham in a crucial UEFA Europa League match at the Fortuna Arena. The match was tightly fought, with both teams giving it their best, causing the spectators to roar with excitement. Both teams were unable to score in the first half, leading to a 0-0 halftime score. The first penalty of the match came in the 31st minute when West Ham player S. Benrahma received a yellow card. However, Fiorentina missed a golden opportunity in the final minutes of the first half when L. Jovic scored a goal that was later cancelled out due to offside. The second half began with a quick substitution for Fiorentina: L. Jovic was replaced by A. Cabral. In the 53rd minute, West Ham received another yellow card - N. Agerd was shown the yellow card.
Soon, both teams made second substitutions and the match finally saw the first goal: West Ham were awarded a penalty, which was converted by S. Benrahma in the 62nd minute. Fiorentina quickly struck back with a goal from G. Bonaventura in the 67th minute. However, there was further drama late in the game as West Ham scored the decisive goal in the 90th minute thanks to a goal from J. Bowen that secured their victory. The match was tense throughout and there were several more penalties in the final minutes of the game. R Mandragora was replaced by A. Baraka in the final minutes and the game saw the last substitution in the West Ham line-up as M. Antonio made way for A. Ogbonna. All in all, it was a pulsating match, with goals, yellow cards and plenty of substitutions. In the end, West Ham defeated Fiorentina 2-1. This victory gave them a significant advantage in the points table and a strong momentum ahead of the upcoming matches. The fans were delighted and left the stadium with memories of the game that they will cherish for a long time to come.
Fiorentina v West Ham match statistics:
|4||Goals on goal||4|
|9||Kicks from the penalty area||5|
|8||Kicks from behind the penalty box||3|
|68%||Possession of the ball||32%|
|2||Safeties by goalkeeper||3|
|81%||Accuracy of transmissions||67%|