West Ham trio send message to fans on Twitter after Europa League scare

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West Ham United survived a scare against Maltese side Birkirkara in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.

West Ham United trio Adrian, Diego Poyet and Mauro Zarate have taken to social networking site Twitter to reflect on the team’s progress to the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

The Premier League outfit got the better of Maltese side Birkirkara in the second qualifying round, but only on penalties.

The Hammers won the first leg of the tie 1-0 at the Boleyn Ground and lost the second leg in Malta by the same margin on Thursday.

The tie went into a penalty shootout, which West Ham clinched 5-3 to retain their chances of featuring in the group stage of the 2015-16 Europa League campaign.

Following the narrow victory, goalkeeper Adrian, midfielder Poyet and forward Zarate took to Twitter to send a message to the West Ham fans.

West Ham will face FC Astra Giurgiu in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Astra saw off Scottish Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1-0 on aggregate in the second qualifying round, and will provide a tough challenge for Slaven Bilic’s side.

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