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West Ham's Conference League opponents - Who are they?

After topping the group and winning every game in the first half of the season, West Ham will finally continue their European tour with a trip to Cyprus to face AEK Larnaca in the round of 16.


The Hammers were the winners of Group B, meaning they were handed a bye past the round of 32 and an extra rest. AEK Larnaca didn’t have the same luxury, and had a tough two legged tie against Ukrainian league leaders Dnipro-1. The Cypriot side scraped through with a shock 1-0 win on aggregate.


Unlike West Ham, Larnaca started the season in the Champions League qualifying back in July, but after losing against Midtjylland, they fell into the Europa League qualifying, where they eventually made it to the group stage. They then missed out on qualification out of the group to Turkish giants Fenerbahce and French side Rennes.


However, a third place finish in the group saw them drop down into the Europa Conference League, meaning they have now played in all of the European club competitions so far this season.


Larnaca play their home matches at AEK Arena, which opened in 2016. The stadium only has a capacity of 8058, so any West Ham fans making the trip to Cyprus for the match may struggle to find tickets for the game.


The first leg will be played in Cyprus on the 9th of March, and the teams will meet again a week later on the 16th of March at the London Stadium.


West Ham's Europa Conference League journey has been a contrast to their Premier League campaign this season, with David Moyes’ side still yet to be beaten in Europe, and will hope they can continue this record and lift the trophy in June.



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