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Juve floored by Fulham comeback

Published: Thursday 18 March 2010, 20.58CET
Fulham FC 4-1 Juventus (agg: 5-4)
Clint Dempsey's brilliant late chipped goal crowned a remarkable night for the London side as they earned a place in Friday's quarter-final draw.
by Michael Harrold
from Craven Cottage

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Match statistics

FulhamJuventus

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target14
 
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners8
 
1
Offsides3
 
4
Fouls committed14
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
2

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Published: Thursday 18 March 2010, 20.58CET

Juve floored by Fulham comeback

Fulham FC 4-1 Juventus (agg: 5-4)
Clint Dempsey's brilliant late chipped goal crowned a remarkable night for the London side as they earned a place in Friday's quarter-final draw.

Clint Dempsey's brilliant chipped goal three minutes from time completed a remarkable comeback for Fulham FC as they overturned a 3-1 first-leg deficit against Juventus to ensure their UEFA Europa League run continues.

Zoltán Gera scored twice and Bobby Zamora and substitute Dempsey once each as Fulham made the most of Fabio Cannavaro's 27th-minute dismissal to recover from David Trezeguet's early strike and reach the quarter-finals. To make matters worse, Juventus ended their campaign with nine men, first-leg scorer Jonathan Zebina sent off late on for a kick on Damien Duff.

A historic night for Fulham started in terrible fashion when after only two minutes a mix-up in defence allowed Trezeguet to sweep the ball low past goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer. Fulham rallied and were back on level terms seven minutes later when Zamora beat Cannavaro to Paul Konchesky's cross and fired in the equaliser.

Juve had let a three-goal lead slip against AC Siena on Sunday and nerves were jangling when Cannavaro was dismissed midway through the half for pulling back Gera as he burst clear. Zamora's pass had created the opening and his resulting free-kick was only kept out by a superb fingertip stop from third-choice goalkeeper Antonio Chimenti, in for the injured Gianluigi Buffon and Alex Manninger.

Fulham powered forward and Stephen Kelly then Dickson Etuhu hit the woodwork before their pressure paid off on 39 minutes, Gera finishing a flowing move when he tapped in Simon Davies's cross. There was no let-up after the break as Diego handled in the area and Gera dispatched the spot kick on 48 minutes to put Fulham ahead 3-1 and bring the tie level 4-4 on aggregate.

The 39-year-old Chimenti kept Juve in the tie with instinctive saves from Davies, Dempsey and Gera. There was nothing he could do with eight minutes left, however, when Dempsey chipped high over his head and into the far corner from the edge of the area to cap a memorable night for Roy Hodgson's side.

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Lineups

fulham

Fulham

juventus

Juventus

1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
12
ChimentiAntonio Chimenti (GK)
2
KellyStephen Kelly
Substitution71
4
Felipe MeloFelipe Melo
Yellow Card90+2
3
KoncheskyPaul Konchesky
Yellow Card90
5
CannavaroFabio Cannavaro
Red Card26
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
6
GrossoFabio Grosso
Substitution85
6
BairdChris Baird
7
SalihamidžićHasan Salihamidžić
11
GeraZoltán Gera
Goal39
Goal48
Substitution85
15
ZebinaJonathan Zebina
Red Card90+1
16
DuffDamien Duff
16
CamoranesiMauro Camoranesi
Yellow Card12
Substitution51
18
HughesAaron Hughes (C)
17
TrezeguetDavid Trezeguet (C)
Goal2
20
EtuhuDickson Etuhu
22
SissokoMohamed Sissoko
25
ZamoraBobby Zamora
Goal9
26
CandrevaAntonio Candreva
Substitution28
29
DaviesSimon Davies
28
DiegoDiego
Yellow Card48

Substitutes

19
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler (GK)
41
PinsoglioCarlo Pinsoglio (GK)
10
NevlandErik Nevland
9
IaquintaVincenzo Iaquinta
17
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
Substitution85
10
Del PieroAlessandro Del Piero
Substitution85
23
DempseyClint Dempsey
Substitution71
Goal82
18
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
26
SmallingChris Smalling
21
GrygeraZdeněk Grygera
Substitution28
34
DikgacoiKagisho Dikgacoi
29
De CegliePaolo De Ceglie
Substitution51
44
Marsh-BrownKeanu Marsh-Brown
39
MarroneLuca Marrone

Coach

Roy Hodgson (ENG) Alberto Zaccheroni (ITA)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Berry Simons (NED)

Fourth official

Tom van Sichem (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Pol van Boekel (NED), Ed Janssen (NED)

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