UEFA Europa Conference League draw ball

West Ham United draw KAA Gent in UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-finals

West Ham United will face Belgian club KAA Gent in the UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-finals.

The Hammers are set to face the Belgian Pro League side at Ghelamco Arena in the first leg on Thursday 13 April, with kick-off at 6.45pm CEST (5.45pm BST), before hosting the return leg under the London Stadium lights at 8pm BST on Thursday 20 April.

The Hammers have faced Gent previously, beating the then-Belgian Cup winners 2-1 on aggregate in the first round of our glorious 1964/65 European Cup Winners' Cup run.

This season, the Belgians recovered from a 4-0 aggregate defeat by Cypriots Omonia Nicosia in the UEFA Europa League play-off round to defeat Molde of Norway and Shamrock Rovers of the Republic at home on their way to finishing second in Europa Conference League Group F behind Djurgårdens of Sweden. They were then too strong for Qarabag of Azerbaijan in the knockout play-off round, and then despatched İstanbul Başakşehir of Turkey in the round of 16 thanks to the goals of young Nigerian striker Gift Orban.

The Hammers booked our spot in the competition's last eight with a comfortable 6-0 aggregate success over Cypriot side AEK Larnaca in the round of 16, with Thursday's 4-0 win at London Stadium extending our winning streak in the competition to a tenth game.

Ticket and Club London hospitality details for the home leg and ticket information for the away leg will be announced shortly.

Should we defeat Gent, David Moyes’ side will take on AZ Alkmaar or RSC Anderlecht in the semi-finals, with the first leg to be played at London Stadium on Thursday 11 May and the return leg at either AFAS Stadion or Lotto Park on Thursday 18 May.

The final will take place at Eden Arena in Prague, Czechia, on Wednesday 7 June.

The full draw details are as follows: (home club in first leg first)

Lech Poznań (POL) v Fiorentina (ITA)
KAA Gent (BEL) v West Ham United (ENG)
AZ Alkmaar (NED) v RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
FC Basel (SUI) v OGC Nice (FRA)

Lech Poznań/Fiorentina v FC Basel/OGC Nice
KAA Gent/West Ham United v AZ Alkmaar/RSC Anderlecht

Winner of semi-final 1 vs winner of semi-final 2


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