2023 UEFA Europa Conference League Final
Fiorentina vs West Ham: Europa Conference Final Preview
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FIORENTINA v WEST HAM UNITED
Wednesday 7th JUNE - 20.00 K.O - Fortuna Arena, Prague
Where to Watch
Fans in the United Kingdom can watch the Europa Conference League final on BT Sport. Visit UEFA's official website for a list of broadcast partners or find a suitable live stream to enjoy the game.
What You Need to Know
It has been 62 years since Fiorentina last tasted continental glory, winning the 1960/61 European Cup Winners' Cup. Despite finishing runners-up in Group A to Istanbul Basaksehir, Fiorentina has performed exceptionally well in the Europa Conference League this season. They overcame tough opponents in the knockout rounds, scoring an impressive 36 goals in 14 matches to secure their place in the final.
West Ham United
Unlike Fiorentina, West Ham's most recent European final appearance was in 1999 when they won the UEFA Intertoto Cup. The Hammers have been dominant in this season's Europa Conference League, winning all six group stage matches and progressing through the knockout rounds without a single defeat. They will enter the final with confidence, aiming to bring home another European title.
Possible Starting Line-ups
Fiorentina (4-2-3-1): Pietro Terracciano; Dodo, Lucas Quarta, Nikola Milenkovic, Cristiano Biraghi; Rolando Mandragora, Sofyan Amrabat; Nicolas Gonzalez, Giacomo Bonaventura, Jonathan Ikone; Arthur Cabral.
West Ham United (4-3-3): Alphonse Areola; Thilo Kehrer, Kurt Zouma, Nayef Aguerd, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Lucas Paqueta; Jarrod Bowen, Michael Antonio, Said Benrahma.
Despite a recent loss in the Coppa Italia final, Fiorentina has had a decent run in their last seven matches. They are currently placed 11th in the Italian Serie A.
West Ham United
With a strong comeback win against Leeds United, West Ham has shown great form in their recent ten competitive matches. They currently stand 14th in the English Premier League.
View from the Camps
Vincenzo Italiano, Fi orentina Head Coach:
"It is my first season in Europe, and reaching the final is a great satisfaction. This path to the final will always remain with us, but now we have a mission to complete. Having three teams in the final is a reason for great pride for Italian football. I'm sure we all have a say in the final."
David Moyes, West Ham Manager:
"We're absolutely thrilled. It's a big achievement for the club, but now it's about going and winning it."