The second ever UEFA Europa Conference League final takes place in Prague on Wednesday, with Fiorentina looking to keep the trophy in Italian hands.
José Mourinho’s Roma may have been bested in last week’s UEFA Europa League final by Sevilla, but they were the inaugural winners of the Europa Conference League in 2021-22 and Vincenzo Italiano will hope to emulate ‘The Special One’.
West Ham provide the opposition for La Viola, with the London side competing in their first European final since the 1975-76 Cup Winners’ Cup defeat to Anderlecht. The Hammers did win what remains their only European trophy to date in the same competition in 1964-65 when they beat 1860 Munich.
The clash at Fortuna Arena will be the first major European final hosted in Czech Republic, though the same stadium did host the 2013 UEFA Super Cup between Chelsea and Bayern Munich, which the Bundesliga side won on penalties.
Fiorentina also have just one European trophy in their collection; also the now defunct Cup Winners’ Cup and also claimed in the 1960s. They defeated Rangers 4-1 on aggregate in the 1960-61 final. This will be their fifth final of a major European competition, and the first since the 1989-90 UEFA Cup when they lost to Juventus.
With both teams looking for a significant win in their modern history, it could prove to be a tactically fascinating encounter. Italiano has already openly stated his intention to instruct his team to commit tactical fouls in an attempt to stop West Ham’s counter-attacks.
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