Conference League: Nico González brace for Fiorentina and full presence of the world champions in the European finals

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Five months after the consecration of the Argentina team at the World Cup in Qatar, the joys are still present. Is that this Thursday, a doublet of Nicola Gonzalez was vital to the Florentinewho beat him agonizingly in extra time basel in Switzerland to access the final of Conference League and protect the full presence of the world champions in the matches that will assign the three titles of the main European competitions.

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Yes, Lautaro Martinez AND Giuliano Alvarez will fix the Champions League with the Inter and the Manchester City, respectively. In the european championship they will face the Seville (Marco Acuna, Papa Gomez, Lucas Ocampos, Gonzalo Montiel AND Erik Lamela) with the Rome From Paul Dybalaand the Conference where is the Florentine will collide with West Ham of Englandthat has Manuel Lanzini.

In Switzerland, goal by the Czech midfielder Antonin Barak to the 129 minutes game allowed Fiorentina to fight again, 33 years laterfor a continental title, after winning 1-3 against baselwhich had won 2-1 in Italy.

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The comeback would not have been possible without the figure of the Argentine striker Nico González, who when things went badly for the Viola team, saved Fiorentina with a brace, one in each half, which allowed the Azzurrini to force the pace additional.

In extra time, the player from Argentinos Juniors, who missed the World Cup at the last moment due to injury, was instructed to start the match that led to the 1-3 final with a shot that the Swiss goalkeeper blocked by little. Marwin Hitzkicking off an action that ended with Barak’s goal taking the Italians to the final.

Photo: Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP.

Photo: Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP.

West Ham, the rival who didn’t have Lanzini

Lanzini celebrates a 'horse' from a West Ham teammate.  Photo: AP / Peter Dejong.

Lanzini celebrates a ‘horse’ from a West Ham teammate. Photo: AP / Peter Dejong.

On 7 June at the Eden Arena in Prague, Fiore will challenge for the title against which Roma won last season West Ham of Englandwhich the Argentine has Manuel Lanzini in his squad, but who had no minutes in this Thursday’s semi-final rematch against AZ Alkmaar, in the Netherlands.

The River Plate exiter celebrated from the substitutes’ bench the heartbreaking goal by Spaniard Pablo Fornals, which ensured series victory for the Londoners, who had won 2-1 at home.

David Moyes’ team will play their own fourth continental final: they won the missing Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965, against Monaco, and lost the one in 1976, against Anderlecht. Then came the Intertoto, his last appearance in a European final.

Source: Clarin

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