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OB's Fall brings down Fulham

Published: Wednesday 14 December 2011, 22.59CET
Fulham FC 2-2 Odense BK
Djiby Fall headed in with the last touch of the game to end Fulham's campaign as Wisła Kraków snatched second place in Group K.
by Paul Saffer
from Craven Cottage

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Match statistics

FulhamOB

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target9
 
3
Attempts off target6
 
0
Corners7
 
3
Offsides1
 
5
Fouls committed14
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group K

PPts
1FC Twente Twente613
2Wisła Kraków Wisła69
3Fulham FC Fulham68
4Odense BK OB64
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

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Published: Wednesday 14 December 2011, 22.59CET

OB's Fall brings down Fulham

Fulham FC 2-2 Odense BK
Djiby Fall headed in with the last touch of the game to end Fulham's campaign as Wisła Kraków snatched second place in Group K.

Fulham FC were set for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 when Djiby Fall's last-gasp header for eliminated Odense BK ended the 2010 finalists' campaign.

Teenager Kerim Frei had made one for Clint Dempsey before scoring his first senior goal to put Fulham in control at the break. But Hans Henrik Andreasen pulled one back midway through the second half and Fall's leveller allowed Wisła Kraków to snatch Group K second place with a 2-1 defeat of FC Twente.

Home goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer was ruled out with a spinal injury hours before kick-off, giving Neil Etheridge a club debut in a much-changed lineup and Fulham took time to settle. Once they did, Chris Baird forced a diving save from Stefan Wessels while Bernard Mendy made a superb tackle to deny Bobby Zamora.

Now Fulham were rampant and Brede Hangeland rose to meet a corner which Wessels and Bashkim Kadrii combined to stop. With Wisła ahead, Fulham needed a goal themselves and got one on 27 minutes, Frei sprinting down the left and crossing low, Zamora touching back and Dempsey rolling a low shot past Wessels. Four minutes later it was 2-0 as Frei turned in Moussa Dembélé's centre after another flowing move.

Espen Ruud made Etheridge work early in the second half with an angled shot but the goalkeeper was caught out on 64 minutes by a low Andreasen free-kick into the bottom corner. Suddenly OB sensed a chance and there was real tension to Fulham's play as they retreated into their own half.

However, they were holding on and might have scored themselves before Ruud broke down the right and put in a cross for substitute Fall to head the equaliser, the very last touch of both OB and Fulham's campaign.

Last updated: 27/11/12 19.46CET

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Lineups

fulham

Fulham

ob

OB

38
EtheridgeNeil Etheridge (GK)
33
WesselsStefan Wessels (GK)
2
KellyStephen Kelly
2
RuudEspen Ruud
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland (C)
4
H. AndreasenHans Henrik Andreasen
Goal64
6
BairdChris Baird
7
UtakaPeter Utaka
15
GecovMarcel Gecov
Yellow Card80
8
ReginiussenTore Reginiussen
Yellow Card74
18
HughesAaron Hughes
9
FalkRasmus Falk
Substitution79
21
Kerim KoyunluKerim Koyunlu
Goal32
15
SørensenChris Sørensen (C)
23
DempseyClint Dempsey
Goal27
Substitution72
21
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
Yellow Card67
25
ZamoraBobby Zamora
Substitution89
22
MendyBernard Mendy
Substitution86
28
BriggsMatthew Briggs
24
KadriiBashkim Kadrii
Substitution69
30
DembéléMousa Dembélé
26
HøeghDaniel Høegh

Substitutes

22
SomogyiCsaba Somogyi (GK)
30
KrogDaniel Krog (GK)
3
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
10
JohanssonAndreas Johansson
Substitution69
9
Orlando SáOrlando Sá
Substitution89
16
SchoopJacob Schoop
10
KasamiPajtim Kasami
19
Djemba-DjembaEric Djemba-Djemba
Substitution86
14
SenderosPhilippe Senderos
20
JohansenTimmi Johansen
16
DuffDamien Duff
Substitution72
23
LarsenOliver Larsen
20
EtuhuDickson Etuhu
99
FallDjiby Fall
Substitution79
Goal90+3

Coach

Martin Jol (NED) Henrik Clausen (DEN)

Referee

Alon Yefet (ISR)

Assistant referees

Shabtai Nahmias (ISR), Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)

Fourth official

Liran Wachsberger (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Eli Hacmon (ISR), Eytan Tabrezashi (ISR)

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