West Ham fans and club officials watched with great interest last night as the after the first leg of the Euro Conference play-off ties took place.
Having topped their group unbeaten, the Irons squad has enjoyed a decent break from the Thursday/Sunday routine but will be meeting one of the eight play-off round winners in the last 16 of the UCL.
Fiorentina secured a 4-0 win in Portugal against Braga, with the second Serie A outfit Lazio beat FC Cluj 1-0 in Rome per KUMB,com..
However the two Belgian outfits were surprisingly beaten – Gent doing down 1-0 to Qarabag in the first leg and Anderlecht losing by the odd goal away to Ludogerets.
Larnaca secured a first leg advantage courtesy of a 1-0 win against Dnipro – while Turkish club Trabzonspor take a one-goal lead into advantage into their second leg with Swiss outfit Basel .
The return legs of the play-off round take place next Thursday, 23 February.
Play-off round, 1st leg results
Bodo/Glimt 0-0 Lech Poznan
Braga 0-4 Fiorentina
Larnaca 1-0 Dnipro
Lazio 1-0 FC Cluj
Ludogerets 1-0 Anderlecht
Quarabag 1-0 Gent
Sheriff 0-1 Partizan
Trabzonspor 1-0 FC Basel