Fiorentina make history following Conference League semi-finals qualification

Serie A side Fiorentina have qualified for the semi-finals of the UEFA Conference League despite their 3-2 loss to Lech Poznan in the second leg of the quarter-finals.

They had beaten the Polish side 4-1 in the first leg and nearly survived a scare in the second leg, as Lech Poznan were 3-0 up at one point in the second half. But goals from Riccardo Sottil and Gaetano Castrovilli made sure that they made it 3-2 and made it through to the next round.

But as a result, Fiorentina have become the third side in history to have reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup, European Cup, UEFA Conference League, Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Marseille and Roma have already done that, as they qualified for the semi-finals of the Conference League last season.

This is Fiorentina’s first European semi-final since the 2014/15 season, when they went on to face Sevilla in the semi-final and lost 5-0 on aggregate.



Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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