Fiorentina – Sivasspor match of the round of 16 of the Conference League. Pictured is Czech player Antonín Barák in Florence on March 9, 2023.
Prague – Football representative Antonín Barák scored a goal for Fiorentina's 1:0 home victory over Sivasspor in the opening round of 16 of the European Conference League. Another Czech player, Jurij Medvedev, also scored a goal, helping Slovan Bratislava to a 2:2 draw in Basel.
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West Ham won 2:0 in Larnaca. Midfielder Tomáš Souček played the final half hour for the visitors, defender Vladimír Coufal was absent from the London team due to a heel injury. Both goals in Cyprus were scored by Michail Antonio. Rematches are scheduled for a week.
Barák in Florence jumped into the game in the 58th minute from the bench and opened the scoring in 11 minutes. The 28-year-old midfielder made his mark with a spot-kick after a corner and a big jam. Barák scored the seventh competitive goal of the season, including the fourth in the Conference League.
In the 17th minute, Medveděv equalized with an early Amdouni goal after entering the box with a hard shot. The 26-year-old full-back scored his first competitive goal of the season. Even before the break, Zeqiri gave Basel the lead, but in the 77th minute, Abubakari answered for the second time.
The second Czech player of the visitors, midfielder Jaromír Zmrhal, did not start until the 87th minute. Slovan did not lose to Basel for the third time in the season, beating the Swiss team 2-0 away in the autumn group and drawing with them 3-3 in Bratislava.
Antonio sent West Ham into the lead in the 36th minute with a header from Benrahm's cross . The 32-year-old Jamaican representative increased the first half with a precise shot under the crossbar.
Away from home, Nice also started with a win, defeating Šeriff Tiraspol 1:0 in Chisinau with Amráví's goal from the opening half. Villarreal drew 1-1 with Anderlecht in Brussels, when Trigueros' header after the change of sides was answered by the home side's Dreyer.
Poznań beat Djurgaarden 2-0 at their stadium. Gent drew 1:1 with Basaksehir at home.
Opening match of the round of 16 of the European Conference League:
AEK Larnaca – West Ham United 0:2 (0:2)
Goals: 36th and 45th +2 Antonio.
Anderlecht – Villarreal 1:1 (0:1)
< p>Goals: 57. Dreyer – 28. Trigueros.
Sheriff Tiraspol – Nice 0:1 (0:1)
Goal: 45.+ 3 Amráví.
Fiorentina – Sivasspor 1:0 (0:0)
Goal: 69. Barák. ČK: 90.+4 Gradel (Sivasspor).
Lech Poznań – Djurgaarden 2:0 (1:0)
Goals: 39. A. Milič, 82. Marchwiňski.
Basel – Slovan Bratislava 2:2 (2:1)
Goals: 6. Amdouni, 40. Zeqiri – 17 Medvedev, 70. Abubakari.
Gent – Basaksehir 1:1 (1:1)
Goals: 35. Orban – 16. Okaka.< /p>