Official stoppage time (minutes): 4
West Ham crosses to the far post from the right. At the baseline, Aguerd puts the ball in front of the goal with his head. But he can’t find a teammate. Florence can clarify.
Emerson kicks in a corner from the left to the center. Zouma falls to the ground in front of the gate. He complained loudly, but that wasn’t enough for a penalty.
In terms of football, not much is happening at the moment. There are many interruptions that disrupt the flow of the game.
The corner for Florence does not earn anything.
With treatment complete, Biraghi runs straight back into the corner of the West Ham fans to kick the corner due. The man is not afraid.
The referee consults with an official. Biraghi’s wound is patched. The game is still suspended.
Very ugly scenes! West Ham fans keep throwing cups on the field. Now Biraghi was hit in the head. The Italian is bleeding. The game is suspended.
Yellow card for Saïd Benrahma (West Ham United)
Benrahma puts the ball past Bonaventura to the left of the penalty area. The Italian pulls back and Benrahma takes off anyway. A crystal clear swallow that is rightly penalized with a yellow card.
It’s been a typical finale so far. Nobody wants to make a mistake.
Antonio goes down on the right after a sliding tackle from Milenković. But the referee allows it to continue. That is also justifiable. Carlos Del Cerro Grande has had a very generous line so far and Antonio wanted the free-kick too much.
Milenković heads the ball from the corner from the right. His conclusion goes a few meters over it.
Florence comes close to the goal again. A shot from the edge of the penalty area is blocked. There is a corner for the Italians.
There hasn’t been a chance to score for ten minutes. The entertainment value is manageable.
Jović first gets the ball in the penalty area, but he is closely guarded by several defenders. His degree is blocked.
The game has settled down a bit after an entertaining initial phase. The ball is much in midfield.
Fiorentina may have had more of the ball so far, but West Ham are still the more dangerous team. The Hammers defend very disciplined and keep running high.
First good chance of the game! After a long throw-in, Florence can’t really clarify. The ball lands on the edge of the penalty area with Rice, who deducts a volley. His shot goes just to the left.
Rice’s chance in the video
The Hammers win the ball by pressing. Bowen goes right into the penalty area. But his flank finds no teammates.
Dodô collided with Benrahma in an aerial duel. The Brazilian is bleeding from the nose. The doctors quickly make him fit again. He can keep playing.
The Italians have the next degree. Mandragora tries it from a distance. His shot clearly misses.
Florence is initially the more active team. West Ham lurk for counterattack.
González is stranded in West Ham’s penalty area. Rice had hit him lightly in the neck with his hand in the duel. But the Argentine makes far too much of it. There are rightly no penalties and it would be nice if the Italians focused more on playing football than on complaining.
Fiorentina captain Biraghi lies on the ground with a pained face. Bowen kept his foot on the outside line. Luckily, Biraghi can continue playing quickly.
Florence comes right near the penalty area. But Kouamé’s degree is blocked. West Ham counterattack. At the end Antonio pulls from 20 meters half-left position. The low shot is no problem for Terracciano.
For West Ham’s captain Declan Rice, this will most likely be the last appearance in the Hammers shirt for the time being. The 24-year-old is associated with various top clubs. In addition to the usual suspects from the Premier League, FC Bayern should also be a hot contender for the defensive midfielder’s services. Since Rice still has a contract until 2024, West Ham are said to be demanding at least 100 million euros for the England international.
West Ham have had a disappointing Premier League season. After the Hammers were in the top 6 for a long time last year and ended up in seventh place, they only managed 14th place this season, even though the team was kept together and new players were added for almost 200 million euros. For coach David Moyes, tonight may be about his job. This game is the last chance for the Euro League qualification for the Londoners.
For Florence it is the second final in a few weeks. On May 24, the Lilies met Inter Milan in the Italian Cup final. They were beaten 2-1 by the Champions League finalists. Vincenzo Italiano’s team only finished eighth in the league. That’s why it’s not just about the title in the Conference League for the Italians today. It is also the last chance to qualify for the Europa League.
It is only the second final in the history of the competition and the second time an Italian team could win. Last season AS Roma defeated Feyenoord Rotterdam 1-0 in the final.
Hello and welcome to the Conference League Finals. Fiorentina meets West Ham United at 9 p.m. today.