VIDEO | From the fight for survival to the European trophy: West Ham is the winner of the Conference League
The players of West Ham won the Conference League after defeating Fiorentina 1:2 at the "Eden" stadium in Prague.
West Ham did not play a better game than its rival, but it used the chances it had and managed to win a European trophy, although it was fighting for survival in the Premier League.
In the first half, we did not see more serious opportunities before the two goals, and it will be remembered for the throwing of objects on the field, a situation in which the captain of Fiorentina, Christian Biragi he ended up with a bleeding head.
West Ham United fans have thrown things at Biraghi towards the corner flag 😳 pic.twitter.com/SkktpKbhnJ
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The game did not change much in the second half, and at the end of one hour, the main referee plays Carlos del Cerro Grande pointed to the penalty spot after Biraghi had played a handball in the penalty area. It was accurate from the point of view Jared Bowen.
Fiorentina managed to respond with an equalizing goal Giacomo Bonaventura. The "purples" looked determined in those moments and it was almost a turn. When they didn't capitalize on their chances, West Ham were punished in the 89th when Bowen scored his second goal on a counter for a 2-1 victory.