Conference League match AEK Larnaca – West Ham. West Ham United players pictured in Cyprus on March 9, 2023.
Prague – At the start of the round of 16 of the European Conference League, the West Ham players won 2:0 in Larnaca and started to progress. Midfielder Tomáš Souček played the final half hour for the visitors, another Czech representative, defender Vladimír Coufal, was absent from the London team due to a heel injury. Both goals in Cyprus were scored by Michail Antonio. Rematch is scheduled for a week.
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Antonio gave West Ham the lead in the 36th minute with a header from Benrahm's cross. The 32-year-old Jamaican representative increased the score in the first half with a precise shot under the crossbar.
Nice also started with a win away from home, beating Šeriff Tiraspol 1:0 in Chisinau with Amráví's goal in the first half. Villarreal drew 1-1 with Anderlecht in Brussels when Trigueros' header was answered by the home team's Dreyer after the change of sides.
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)
Goals: 57. Dreyer – 28. Trigueros.
Sheriff Tiraspol – Nice 0:1 (0:1)
Goal: 45.+3 Amráví.
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