Fiorentina (Italy) advanced to the final of the UEFA Europa Conference League with the winning goal scored in extra time in the second half of extra time.
Fiorentina won 3-1 after extra time in an away game against FC Basel (Switzerland) in the 2022-2023 UEFA Europa Conference League semifinal second leg held at St. Jakob Park in Basel, Switzerland on the 19th. Fiorentina, who lost 1-2 after scoring the winning goal in the 3rd minute of added time in the second half in the first game, took revenge with a more dramatic victory in the away game 2, winning the first and second games 4-3 on aggregate and winning a ticket to the final. Fiorentina will play West Ham United (England) in the final on June 8 in Prague, Czech Republic.
At the end of the second half with Fiorentina leading 2-1, the two teams went into extra time with the aggregate score of the first and second legs being 3-3. With no goal scored in extra time, the balance was maintained and it seemed likely that the game would go to a penalty shootout, but in the 9th minute of added time in the second half of extra time, Fiorentina broke the game with Antonin Barak’s thrilling final goal. Barak, the midfielder of the Czech national team, was given a warning for throwing off his shirt after scoring a goal, but he was more delighted that he was going to the final match in the Czech Republic.
With this,스포츠토토 Fiorentina became the first team to reach the final of all four UEFA club competitions. They were runners-up in the UEFA Champions League in 1957 and also in the Europa League in 1990. Also, in the now abolished Cup Winners Cup, they won the championship in 1961 and finished runner-up in 1962. The Europa Conference League, where Fiorentina reached the final this time, is a European club competition in the next level after the Champions League and the Europa League.
Fiorentina reached the final of a European club competition 33 years after finishing runner-up in the Europa League in 1990, and Fiorentina’s opponent West Ham reached the final stage after 47 years. West Ham won 1-0 in the away game against AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) held in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, with Pablo Fornals’ winning goal in the 4th minute of extra time in the second half. West Ham, who won the first and second games 3-1 on aggregate, advanced to the final of a European club competition 47 years after finishing runners-up in the 1976 Cup Winners Cup.