English professional soccer West Ham United (England) defeated AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) and occupied an advantageous position to advance to the finals of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa Conference League (UECL).
West Ham won 2-1 in the 2022-2023 UECL semifinal first leg home game against Alkmaar held at the London Stadium on the 12th (Korean time).
On this day, West Ham allowed Alkmaar’s Teiyani Leanders a mid-range shot in the 41st minute and was drawn 0-1, but in the second half Saeed Benrama and Mikhail Antonio scored twice to come from behind to win.
West Ham won a penalty kick in the 22nd minute of the second half when Alkmaar goalkeeper Matthew Ryan struck the face of striker Jared Bowen, who had risen for a header, in the process of hitting the ball.
Benrama, who started as a kicker, kicked the ball hard and turned the game around.
Eight minutes later, in the corner kick, there was a confusion before the goal, and Mikhail Antonio calmly got his feet and scored the winning goal.
The two teams will play the second leg at the home of Alkamar at 4 am on the 19th.
Basel ‘s Zeki Amduni celebrates after scoring
Basel (Switzerland) won 2-1 away from Fiorentina (Italy) in the first leg of the semifinals.
Basel also gave the opening goal to Fiorentina’s Artur Cabrau from a corner kick in the 25th minute of the first half, but they turned the tables with an equalizer in the second half and a theatrical goal in extra time.
Basel tied the score 1-1 in the 26th minute of the second half when Andi Diouf, who ran alone from the half-line, kicked the ball near the penalty line and was sucked into the right corner of the goal.
Then, in the 2nd minute of added time in the second half, during a corner kick from the right, Zeki Amduni volleyed through the middle of the goal and scored the final shot.
Basel was inferior in various game indicators such as possession (40%-60%) and shooting (8-15), but their concentration shined at the decisive moment.토토사이트
Basel and Fiorentina will play the second leg at home in Basel at 4 am on the 19th.