Emerson Palmieri created individual history, as Fiorentina lost to West Ham in the Europa Conference League final in Prague.
Emerson had started the game at left-back and while he didn’t have the best of games against the mercurial Nicolas Gonzalez, the Italy international is the first player in history to win the UEFA Champions League, the Europa League and the Conference League. On top of that, he has also won the Euros with the Azzurri.
While previously being at Chelsea, the left-back was part of the squad that won the Europa League under Maurizio Sarri. He also featured for them in their run to the Champions League title win under Thomas Tuchel. He has been a regular for the Hammers under David Moyes this season, also playing regularly in the Premier League.
It was a late Jarrod Bowen goal that sealed the tie for West Ham in the 90th minute. They had taken the lead through Said Benrahma’s penalty but Jack Bonaventura had equalised some minutes later. Bowen’s last ditch goal came as a sick, killer blow for La Viola.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN