Manager David Moyes is hoping for a repeat of one of West Ham's greatest European achievements when they take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-final on Thursday.
The two clubs met in the semi-finals of the Cup Winners' Cup in 1976, with the London side victorious to make the final, where they were beaten by Anderlecht.
Moyes oversaw a light-hearted training session on the eve of the game and said before the first leg: “It's really special that two teams with a history, but not necessarily a recent history, are back together.
“They're a big name in German football. I've been to a few games in Frankfurt and loved their support. To beat Barcelona over two games was an incredible achievement and it shows their qualities.
“We're in a good place and we have to try to challenge to get to the final. West Ham now have a great stadium and fantastic crowd. Hopefully, we can show what we've got.”