Europa Conference League: Olympiakos overcomes Fiorentina and wins the C4

Europa Conference League: Olympiakos overcomes Fiorentina and wins the C4
Europa Conference League: Olympiakos overcomes Fiorentina and wins the C4

‌Olympiakos finally wins a European title. At the end of the night. Accustomed to continental competitions, the Greek club won the third edition of the Europa Conference League, winning in the final against Fiorentina (1-0). The Pireans were able to count on their savior Ayoub El Kaabi, author of the only goal of the match in extra time.

And yet, the Moroccan was invisible for a good part of the match. Well muzzled by the Florentine defense, he failed to create any dangerous chances. But as since the start of the competition, the top scorer in the Europa Conference League once again saved his team by scoring his eleventh goal in nine C4 matches (16 goals in total in the European Cup this season, including the Europa League). On a long cross from Santiago Hezze, the attacker appeared in the area to propel the ball into the net of Pietro Terracciano (1-0, 116th).

Before that, the game had been dull. Even more on the side of Olympiakos, who had nothing to eat apart from two actions from Daniel Podence in the 4th and 25th, as well as another from Stevan Jovetic in the 96th. Each time, Terracciano relaxed to preserve his team.

Another failure for Fiorentina

On the other hand, the results were slightly more positive. Especially in the game, where Fio showed much better intentions. Twice in one minute, Giacomo Bonaventura had the opportunity to put his team on the right track.

But on a too academic shot and a failed face-to-face, the Italian came up against the Greek goalkeeper Konstantinos Tzolakis (21st). Shortly after the hour mark, the Viola once again missed the opportunity to go in front. Nikola Milenkovic’s header missed the Greek goal (65th), while Christian Kouamé missed his recovery on a nice serve from Dodô (69th). Finally, the competition decided to reward the team of its top scorer. A cruel choice for Fiorentina who have lost their five previous European finals, including the last at the same stage of the competition last year against West Ham (2-1).

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