Fiorentina this Thursday approached the group stage of the Conference League after defeating Twente 2-1 in the first leg of the playoff, while Nice made it difficult for them to lose to Maccabi Tel Aviv (1-0). Villarreal, semifinalists of the last Champions League, beat Hajduk Split with a brace from Jose Luis Morales, a goal from Gerard Moreno and an own goal from Marko Livaja (4-2) and English West Ham beat Danish Viborg 3-1.
The first Conference League champion was José Mourinho’s Roma. This Thursday, Fiorentina, representative of Serie A, defeated Twente thanks to the goals of the Argentine Nicolás González (2′) and the Brazilian Arthur Cabral (31′). Vaclav Cerny closed the gap for Twente (65′).
however, the panorama is complicated for Nice which has to return to France after falling in Israel against Maccabi Tel Aviv (1-0) with a goal from Croatian Stipe Perica. Cologne suffered a worse blow falling in Germany against Hungarian MOL Fenerver (1-2).
Belgian Anderlecht and Dutch AZ Alkmaar they advanced to the group stage after defeating Young Boys in Switzerland (0-1) and beating Portugal’s Gil Vicente (4-0), respectively. The second leg will be played on August 25.
Source: La Verdad
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