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Fiorentina and West Ham have both been sanctioned by UEFA after fan trouble erupted before and during the two teams’meeting in the Conference League final on June 7.
Clashes between fan groups were reported in Prague during the build-up to the final at the Fortuna Arena, resulting in three injuries and 16 arrests. During the first half of the match, Fiorentina captain Cristiano Biraghi was hit by projectiles thrown onto the pitch by West Ham supporters, leaving him bleeding from the head, and was forced to play the rest of the match with a protective bandage. For their involvement in the disturbances before kick-off, Fiorentina were handed a one-match ban for away fans and were also fined €30,000. The heaviest penalty was reserved for West Ham, who received a two-match ban for all supporters, the second of whom will be suspended for two years, as well as a fine of €58,000.