Fulham   2 - 2   Odense BK

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Fulham winger Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey opened the scoring in Fulham's 30th fixture of the season

Substitute Djiby Fall scored with the final move of the match to dump Fulham out of the Europa League.

Martin Jol's side knew victory would guarantee second spot in Group K.

Clint Dempsey's strike and Swiss teenager Kerim Frei's first senior goal set Fulham on the way.

But, with Wisla Krakow beating Twente 2-1, Hans Henrik Andreasen pulled one back with a free kick after the hour and Fall scored in the third minute of stoppage time to knock Fulham out.

Andreasen's effort had looked as if it would merely make it an unnecessarily awkward second half for the hosts, with Danish side Odense - who were already knocked out - playing with purpose but creating very little.

But deep into added time, they produced a sweeping move that ended with Espen Ruud whipping in a cross from the right for Fall to head in.

FULHAM'S NEXT FIVE GAMES

  • Bolton, home, 17 December
  • Man Utd, home, 21 December
  • Chelsea, away, 26 December
  • Norwich, away, 31 December
  • Arsenal, home, 2 January

For the 2010 finalists, it was a bitter end to a campaign that started 14 matches ago at the end of June, and encouraging performances by youngster Frei, Czech midfielder Marcel Gecov and defender Matthew Briggs will be of little consolation for Jol.

Although Odense made a decent start at Craven Cottage, it was not long before the hosts were picking them apart at will.

Their former Everton goalkeeper Stefan Wessels palmed away a stinging drive from Chris Baird before Frei shot wide after neat work from Bobby Zamora.

The visitors were stretched even further when Brede Hangeland met Frei's corner with a firm header that beat Wessels, only for Bashkim Kadrii to clear off the line.

Following a Tore Reginiussen error, Demspey broke through and took the ball around Wessels before his prodded effort was hacked away by Ruud.

But after 26 minutes, they finally made the breakthrough when Frei burst into space down the left and crossed for the recalled Bobby Zamora, who laid it off for Dempsey to thump a low drive into the corner.

Just over four minutes later, the lead was doubled when Moussa Dembele cut in from the right and picked out Frei's clever run before the Swiss midfielder steered a shot past Wessels.

Who is Kerim Frei?

The Swiss winger turned 18 in November and is a product of the Fulham academy.

His scoring appearance against Odense was just his third start for the Cottagers.

Frei also made an outstanding appearance in the Carling Cup at Chelsea in September, a game that Fulham lost on penalties after drawing 0-0.

And by the time debutant goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, 21, who replaced the injured Mark Schwarzer, collected Peter Utaka's corner with authority in his first real challenge towards the end of the opening period, the hosts already looked to be comfortably into the knock-out phase.

Etheridge pulled off another decent save when he got a strong hand to Ruud's drive before but Odense had barely threatened before they halved the deficit.

After one of his team-mates moved the ball, to leave Fulham's wall out of position, Andreasen drove a free-kick into the bottom corner.

With Fulham beginning to show signs of anxiety, the visitors went close to an equaliser after fine work from Rasmus Falk down the right.

Damien Duff's corner gave Aaron Hughes the chance to put the contest beyond doubt but the former Northern Ireland captain headed over from close range.

And Fulham paid the penalty when Ruud found space down the right and swung over a cross for Fall to head in from close range.

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Europa League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Fulham 2-2 Odense BK FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Dempsey 27
  • Frei 31
  • Andreasen 64
  • D'by Fall 90+3

Fulham

Substitutes

Odense BK

  • 33 Wessels
  • 02 Ruud
  • 08 Reginiussen yellow card
  • 15 Sorensen
  • 22 Mendy (Djemba-Djemba 85)
  • 26 Hoegh
  • 04 Andreasen
  • 09 Jensen (Djiby Fall 78)
  • 07 Utaka
  • 21 Gislason yellow card
  • 24 Kadrii (Johansson 69)

Substitutes

  • 30 Krog,
  • 16 Schoop,
  • 20 Johansen,
  • 10 Johansson,
  • 19 Djemba-Djemba,
  • 23 Larsen,
  • 99 Djiby Fall
Ref: YefetAtt: 15,757
FULHAM
ODENSE BK

Possession

  • Fulham 51%
  • Odense BK 49%

Attempts on target

  • Fulham 8
  • Odense BK 3

Attempts off target

  • Fulham 6
  • Odense BK 1

Corners

  • Fulham 7
  • Odense BK 3

Fouls

  • Fulham 12
  • Odense BK 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:51 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+2:51 The assist for the goal came from Espen Ruud.
  • 90:00+2:51 GOAL - Baye Djiby FallFulham 2 - 2 Odense BK Baye Djiby Fall finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Fulham 2-2 Odense BK.
  • 90:00+1:42 Peter Utaka challenges Damien Duff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Kelly.
  • 88:39 Substitution Carlos Orlando Sa replaces Bobby Zamora.
  • 88:25 Marcel Gecov has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 85:41 Foul by Marcel Gecov on Hans Henrik Andreasen, free kick awarded. Espen Ruud takes the free kick.
  • 84:57 Substitution Eric Djemba-Djemba replaces Bernard Mendy.
  • 84:46 Header from deep inside the penalty area by Aaron Hughes goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 84:30 Short corner taken by Damien Duff.
  • 78:56 Chris Sorensen produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 78:56 Booking Marcel Gecov receives a yellow card.
  • 78:48 Foul by Marcel Gecov on Rurik Gislason, free kick awarded.
  • 77:51 Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff.
  • 77:51 Substitution Baye Djiby Fall is brought on as a substitute for Rasmus Falk Jensen.
  • 73:19 Chris Baird takes the free kick.
  • 73:19 Booking Tore Reginiussen is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 73:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bobby Zamora by Tore Reginiussen.
  • 72:16 Foul by Damien Duff on Bernard Mendy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Bernard Mendy.
  • 71:17 Substitution (Fulham) makes a substitution, with Damien Duff coming on for Clint Dempsey.
  • 68:22 Substitution Andreas Johansson replaces Bashkim Kadrii.
  • 68:22 The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Utaka. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Etheridge.
  • 66:04 Booking Rurik Gislason goes into the book for dissent.
  • 65:04 Chris Sorensen takes a short corner.
  • 63:13 GOAL - Hans Henrik AndreasenFulham 2 - 1 Odense BK Hans Henrik Andreasen hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 2-1 Odense BK.
  • 62:23 Chris Baird gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rasmus Falk Jensen.
  • 60:02 Aaron Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Rurik Gislason. Chris Sorensen takes the free kick.
  • 58:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bobby Zamora by Tore Reginiussen. Direct free kick taken by Chris Baird. Chris Baird takes a shot. Stefan Wessels makes a comfortable save.
  • 53:48 The referee blows for offside against Rasmus Falk Jensen. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
  • 52:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kerim Frei by Espen Ruud. Matthew Briggs takes the direct free kick.
  • 50:21 Short corner taken by Rasmus Falk Jensen.
  • 49:59 Espen Ruud takes a shot. Save by Neil Etheridge.
  • 47:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bernard Mendy on Chris Baird. Chris Baird takes the free kick.
  • 47:04 Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save by Stefan Wessels.
  • 45:45 Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save made by Stefan Wessels.
  • 45:16 Tore Reginiussen concedes a free kick for a foul on Bobby Zamora. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:08 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 43:43 Short corner taken by Kerim Frei from the right by-line.
  • 43:22 Stephen Kelly takes a shot. Save by Stefan Wessels.
  • 42:37 The referee blows for offside against Bobby Zamora. Indirect free kick taken by Stefan Wessels.
  • 41:47 Bashkim Kadrii is ruled offside. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:02 Bashkim Kadrii challenges Moussa Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
  • 39:20 Daniel Hoegh challenges Bobby Zamora unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Kelly.
  • 38:18 Clint Dempsey takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 36:15 Hans Henrik Andreasen fouled by Clint Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Espen Ruud. Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Utaka, save by Neil Etheridge.
  • 35:40 Clint Dempsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Hoegh. Tore Reginiussen takes the direct free kick.
  • 34:38 Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris Baird goes wide left of the goal.
  • 33:07 The ball is delivered by Stephen Kelly, clearance made by Bernard Mendy.
  • 31:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcel Gecov on Bashkim Kadrii. Direct free kick taken by Bernard Mendy.
  • 30:53 The assist for the goal came from Moussa Dembele.
  • 30:53 GOAL - Kerim FreiFulham 2 - 0 Odense BK Kerim Frei finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Fulham 2-0 Odense BK.
  • 29:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brede Hangeland by Peter Utaka. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
  • 28:31 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kerim Frei.
  • 27:55 Corner from the right by-line taken by Kerim Frei, clearance by Hans Henrik Andreasen.
  • 26:37 The assist for the goal came from Bobby Zamora.
  • 26:37 GOAL - Clint DempseyFulham 1 - 0 Odense BK Clint Dempsey gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-0 Odense BK.
  • 25:46 Outswinging corner taken by Kerim Frei from the right by-line.
  • 24:30 Peter Utaka is caught offside. Neil Etheridge takes the indirect free kick.
  • 23:27 Shot by Clint Dempsey. Clearance made by Espen Ruud.
  • 18:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Utaka by Marcel Gecov. Direct free kick taken by Bashkim Kadrii.
  • 17:45 The ball is crossed by Stephen Kelly.
  • 16:20 Peter Utaka is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:04 Inswinging corner taken by Kerim Frei, Brede Hangeland takes a shot. Blocked by Bashkim Kadrii.
  • 12:35 Kerim Frei has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 11:36 The ball is delivered by Stephen Kelly, Chris Baird challenges Daniel Hoegh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stefan Wessels takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:08 Daniel Hoegh concedes a free kick for a foul on Bobby Zamora. Chris Baird takes the free kick.
  • 9:17 Chris Baird takes a shot. Stefan Wessels makes a save.
  • 8:14 Bernard Mendy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele. Chris Baird delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
  • 6:31 Unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes by Rasmus Falk Jensen results in a free kick. Brede Hangeland takes the free kick.
  • 5:40 Marcel Gecov concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Sorensen. Chris Sorensen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:27 Clint Dempsey challenges Chris Sorensen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bashkim Kadrii takes the direct free kick.
  • 2:28 The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Briggs. Free kick taken by Stefan Wessels.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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1 PAOK Salonika 5 4 11
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3 Tottenham 5 1 7
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Europa Group B table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Standard Liege 5 7 11
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Europa Group C table snapshot

As it stood on 14 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 PSV Eindhoven 5 7 13
2 Legia Warsaw 5 0 9
3 Hapoel Tel-Aviv 5 -1 4
4 Rapid Bucharest 5 -6 3

Europa Group D table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Sporting 6 4 12
2 Lazio 6 2 9
3 FC Vaslui 6 -3 6
4 FC Zurich 6 -3 5

Europa Group E table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Besiktas 6 6 12
2 Stoke 6 3 11
3 Dynamo Kiev 6 0 7
4 Macc Tel-Aviv 6 -9 2

Europa Group F table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Athletic Bilbao 6 3 13
2 SV Salzburg 6 3 10
3 Paris SG 6 1 10
4 Slovan Bratislava 6 -7 1

Europa Group G table snapshot

As it stood on 14 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 FC Metalist Kharkiv 5 9 13
2 AZ Alkmaar 5 3 7
3 Aust. Vienna 5 -3 5
4 Malmo 5 -9 1

Europa Group H table snapshot

As it stood on 14 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Club Brugge 5 3 10
2 Braga 5 6 10
3 Birmingham 5 -1 7
4 NK Maribor 5 -8 1

Europa Group I table snapshot

As it stood on 14 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 5 5 10
2 Udinese 5 -1 8
3 Celtic 5 -1 5
4 Rennes 5 -3 3

Europa Group J table snapshot

As it stood on 14 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Schalke 04 6 11 14
2 Steaua Bucharest 6 -2 8
3 Maccabi Haifa 6 -2 6
4 AEK Larnaca 6 -7 5

Europa Group K table snapshot

As it stood on 14 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 FC Twente 6 7 13
2 Wisla Krakow 6 -5 9
3 Fulham 6 3 8
4 Odense BK 6 -5 4

Europa Group L table snapshot

As it stood on 14 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
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2 Lokomotiv Moscow 6 3 12
3 AEK Athens 6 -7 3
4 Sturm Graz 6 -9 3

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