West Ham look to progress to Europa Conference League quarter-finals against AEK Larnaca
The Hammers are 2-0 up heading into the home leg
AEK Larnaca to east London tonight as they look to progress to the Europa Conference League quarter finals The Hammers are 2 0 up heading into the home leg after a Michail Antonio double sealed a big win in Cyprus The Hammers might be embroiled in a Premier League relegation battle but the chance to win some silverware for the first time since 1980 appears to be a growing possibility if they can finish off this tie " >West Ham welcome AEK Larnaca to east London tonight as they look to progress to the Europa Conference League quarter-finals. The Hammers are 2-0 up heading into the home leg after a Michail Antonio double sealed a big win in Cyprus. The Hammers might be embroiled in a Premier League relegation battle, but the chance to win some silverware for the first time since 1980 appears to be a growing possibility if they can finish off this tie.
West Ham have a strong home record in European second leg knockout matches
And the Irons have never lost a home European second leg knockout match. Meanwhile, Larnaca started well against West Ham last week and know that one goal would change the mood inside the stadium and bring the tie to life. This Europa Conference League round of 16 second leg will take place on Thursday, March 16. Kick-off at the London Stadium is scheduled for 8pm.
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Possible squad changes for both teams
The hosts are expected to rotate their squad with Manuel Lanzini, Gianluca Scamacca, Aaron Cresswell, and Angelo Ogbonna all pushing for starts. But Flynn Downes won’t play after he picked up his third yellow card of the Europa Conference League campaign in the first leg. Antonio, last week’s hero, has been ruled out with a calf problem, and Vladimir Coufal has a foot issue. Maxwel Cornet will hope to start after overcoming a long-term injury. Meanwhile, AEK Larnaca welcome Angel Garcia and Pere Pons back after suspension.
David Moyes focused on getting to the final
West Ham boss Moyes has expressed his desire to win the tournament and reiterated the importance of staying focused on the job at hand. “The big thing we really want is to get to the final, but we have to be completely focused,” he said. “We’ve got a job to do, and if we can do that, then we’d reach the quarter-final of another European competition for two years in a row. It’s important; it really is.”
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