Photo Story: Fiorentina reach first European final in 33 years

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Fiorentina’s Nicolas Gonzalez celebrates after his second goal during the UEFA Conference League semi-final second leg match between Switzerland’s FC Basel 1893 and Italy’s ACF Fiorentina at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland,18 May 2023.

Fiorentina’s Antonin Barak struck deep into stoppage time at the end of extra time to take his side into the Europa Conference League final with a 3-1 win at Basel in the second leg of the semi-final on Thursday that secured a 4-3 aggregate victory.

The Italians made their first European final in 33 years and will face West Ham United in the showpiece match in Prague on June 7 after the Londoners beat AZ Alkmaar in their semi-final.

Fiorentina became the first club to reach the finals of four UEFA competitions, having played in European Cup, UEFA Cup, and Cup Winners’ Cup finals. They last reached a European final when they lost to Juventus in the UEFA Cup competition in 1990.


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