West Ham's Long Wait Ends Thanks To Jarrod Bowen's Final Minute Goal
West Ham United won the 2023/2024 Conference League after defeating Fiorentina. (Photo: Twitter/@europacnfleague)

JAKARTA - West Ham United came out as champions of the Conference League after defeating the Italian representative, Fiorentina, in the final, Thursday, June 8 in the morning WIB. In the match which took place at Eden Arena Stadium, Prague, West Ham narrowly won 2-1.

A final-minute goal from Jarrod Bowen brought the English Premier League club to end the title drought in Europe.

This is West Ham's first European title for 58 years after winning the UEFA Cup Winners in the 1964/65 season.

In this match, Fiorentina actually dominated the game by recording 68 percent possession and releasing 17 kicks, four of which were on target, but West Ham was able to perform effectively, as reported by Antara.

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In the first half West Ham took the initiative to attack first and threatened through a kick released by Michail Antonio, but the ball was blocked by Fiorentina goalkeeper Pietro Terracciano.

The Hammers again posed a threat, this time through a kick released by Declan Rice, but these efforts still have not met the target.

Furthermore, before the end of the first half, Fiorentina had scored a goal through striker Luka Jovic's kick, but was disallowed by the referee because the Serbian player was first in an offside position. The 0-0 score lasted until the first half was over.

In the second half, West Ham got a chance to take the lead first after being awarded a penalty kick by the referee for Cristiano Biraghi's hands-ball in the box.

Said Benrahma, who came forward as the executioner, successfully carried out his duties after Terracciano's shot was not able to be properly predicted so that the score changed 1-0 for West Ham's advantage in the 62nd minute.

Only five minutes later, Fiorentina was able to equalize to 1-1 after Nicolas Gonzales' pass was converted into a goal by Giacomo Bonaventura.

In the last minute of the second half, West Ham was able to take the lead again through a goal scored by Jarrod Bowen using a through ball from Lucas Paqueta so that the score changed to 2-1.

Left behind by one goal, Fiorentina continued to seek an equalizer in the remaining time, but until the end of the second half, the score 2-1 for West Ham's advantage remained.

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