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Shakhtar Donetsk   1 - 1   Fulham (agg 2 - 3)

Brede Hangeland
Brede Hangeland's header put Fulham ahead with their first chance of the game

By Kevin Darling

Fulham produced a backs-to-the-wall display to seal a famous Europa League win against Uefa Cup holders Shakhtar.

The Ukrainian side dominated before Brede Hangeland headed in Damien Duff's free-kick with Fulham's first chance.

Jadson swept home an equaliser from 12 yards after great work from Douglas Costa on the right-hand side.

Danny Murphy was sent off for kicking out at Darijo Srna late on but Fulham held on to set up a mouth-watering last-16 clash against Juventus.

It was a resilient, if not pretty, performance from Roy Hodgson's men against the side who won the competition last season in its previous guise as the Uefa Cup.

But the hardy Fulham fans who travelled to near-freezing Donetsk will care little about the manner of a triumph that should be classed among the finest in the club's history.

Shakhtar had not played since the first leg, because of the Ukrainian league's winter break, but showed no signs of rustiness as they began the game in electric fashion.

With five Brazilians in the hosts' team, the South American influence was plain to see from the slick one-touch passing that left Fulham chasing shadows from the first whistle.

Cottagers' keeper Schwarzer could have guessed he would be in for a busy evening when he was tested by Luiz Adriano's drive after just 45 seconds.

The Australian keeper was forced to make an even better stop moments later when he tipped Willian's rasping 30-yard effort over the bar.

Jadson then dragged a shot wastefully wide after being perfectly teed up by Srna before Fernandinho's long-range strike was palmed away by Schwarzer as the visitors barely made it out of their own half.

Fulham's defenders were finally given a breather when Bobby Zamora won a free-kick near the opponents' corner flag, and it brought a goal that could not have been more against the run of play.

Duff whipped the set-piece into the danger area and Hangeland rose highest in the area to nod the ball past the flat-footed Andrei Pyatov to deliver a classic sucker punch for the visitors.

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The goal seemed to breathe confidence into the west Londoners, who began passing the ball around for the first time, while Shakhtar looked shell-shocked.

Fulham continued to look comfortable after the break and restricted the hosts to long-range efforts. The introduction of a sixth Brazilian, the pacy Douglas Costa, gave the hosts added impetus and he immediately drilled a sizzling shot just over from 20 yards.

Fulham then had a great chance for a second goal on the counter-attack when Zamora burst clear down the right-hand side - but he released a poor final ball that was just behind the onrushing Zoltan Gera.

Fulham were left to rue the missed opening minutes later when two Brazilians combined to drag Shakhtar back into the tie.

Douglas Costa outwitted Stephen Kelly with a stepover, raced to the bye-line and cut the ball back for Jadson to sweep past Schwarzer from 12 yards.

Fulham's problems increased when top scorer Zamora was taken off with an Achilles problem that could potentially deprive him of a first England call-up against Egypt next week.

The Cottagers' defence readied themselves for the inevitable onslaught in the closing stages, but Shakhtar continually attempted to intricately pass their way through Fulham's back four and clear-cut chances were at a premium.

Rakitskiy unleashed a 25-yard volley that was well held by Schwarzer, and Jadson's shot was unintentionally charged down by the elbow of Chris Baird.

But it was Fulham who had the best opportunity of the closing stages when Gera ran free on the break only to slide his effort inches wide with just the keeper to beat.

As tensions flared in injury time, Murphy lashed out at Srna with an off-the-ball trip to earn himself a needless straight red card.

But there was no time for Shakhtar to take advantage and Fulham sealed a place in the last 16 of a European competition for the first time.

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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Europa League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Fulham FT
(HT 0-1)(agg 2-3)
  • Jadson 69
  • Hangeland 33

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • 30 Pyatov
  • 03 Hubschman (Kravchenko 46)
  • 05 Kucher
  • 26 Rat
  • 44 Rakitskiy
  • 07 Fernandinho
  • 08 Jadson
  • 11 Ilsinho yellow card
  • 22 Willian (Douglas Costa 54)
  • 33 Srna
  • 17 Luiz Adriano (Gladkyy 76)

Substitutes

  • 60 Tetenko,
  • 18 Lewandowski,
  • 32 Ischenko,
  • 19 Gai,
  • 20 Douglas Costa,
  • 23 Kravchenko,
  • 21 Gladkyy

Fulham

Substitutes

Ref: Oddvar MoenAtt: 47,509
SHAKHTAR DONETSK
FULHAM

Possession

  • Shakhtar Donetsk 50%
  • Fulham 50%

Attempts on target

  • Shakhtar Donetsk 9
  • Fulham 2

Attempts off target

  • Shakhtar Donetsk 10
  • Fulham 2

Corners

  • Shakhtar Donetsk 17
  • Fulham 0

Fouls

  • Shakhtar Donetsk 7
  • Fulham 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:16 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+3:22 Sent off Danny Murphy is shown a red card.
  • 90:00+2:24 Damien Duff takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:24 Booking Junior Ilsinho is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+2:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Murphy by Junior Ilsinho.
  • 90:00+0:48 Yaroslav Rakitskiy takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 89:58 Effort from deep inside the area by Zoltan Gera misses to the right of the target.
  • 88:21 Substitution Bjorn Helge Riise on for Simon Davies.
  • 84:54 Simon Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rodrigues Jadson. Direct free kick taken by Rodrigues Jadson.
  • 84:06 Rodrigues Jadson takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Murphy. Razvan Rat takes a short corner.
  • 81:44 Yaroslav Rakitskiy produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 81:13 Corner taken short by Junior Ilsinho.
  • 80:08 Razvan Rat decides to take a short corner.
  • 79:40 Razvan Rat takes a short corner.
  • 79:16 Simon Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kostyantin Kravchenko. Free kick taken by Darijo Srna.
  • Correction - 77:59 Kostyantin Kravchenko takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
  • 77:59 Junior Ilsinho produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 76:31 Free kick taken by Kostyantin Kravchenko.
  • 76:31 Booking Zoltan Gera goes into the referee's book.
  • 76:22 Foul by Zoltan Gera on Luis Fernandinho, free kick awarded.
  • 75:32 Substitution Da Silva Luiz Adriano leaves the field to be replaced by Oleksandr Gladkyy.
  • 75:32 Shot on goal by Rodrigues Jadson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 71:14 Substitution (Fulham) makes a substitution, with David Elm coming on for Bobby Zamora.
  • 68:53 Assist on the goal came from de Souza Douglas Costa.
  • 68:53 GOAL - Rodrigues JadsonShakhtar Donetsk 1 - 1 Fulham A goal is scored by Rodrigues Jadson from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (2)-(3) 1 Fulham.
  • 68:49 Centre by de Souza Douglas Costa,
  • 67:50 Yaroslav Rakitskiy takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
  • 66:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Razvan Rat. Damien Duff takes the direct free kick.
  • 65:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zoltan Gera by Kostyantin Kravchenko. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
  • 64:30 Darijo Srna takes a short corner.
  • Correction - 61:36 Effort on goal by de Souza Douglas Costa from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 61:36 De Souza Douglas Costa has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 59:27 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luis Fernandinho.
  • 53:02 Substitution De Souza Douglas Costa comes on in place of da Silva Willian.
  • 51:08 The ball is delivered by Razvan Rat, da Silva Luiz Adriano takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
  • 49:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Zamora on Olexander Kucher. Olexander Kucher takes the free kick.
  • 46:46 Unfair challenge on Danny Murphy by Luis Fernandinho results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
  • Correction - 45:01 Substitution Tomas Hubschman goes off and Kostyantin Kravchenko comes on.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Tomas Hubschman leaves the field to be replaced by Kostyantin Kravchenko.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:43 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 44:45 Tomas Hubschman produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 44:01 Bobby Zamora has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 39:28 Outswinging corner taken by Junior Ilsinho from the left by-line.
  • 39:25 Luis Fernandinho takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in. Darijo Srna decides to take a short corner.
  • 38:00 Effort from deep inside the area by Junior Ilsinho misses to the right of the target.
  • 35:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Razvan Rat on Damien Duff. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Murphy, save by Andrei Pyatov.
  • 32:55 Assist on the goal came from Damien Duff.
  • 32:55 GOAL - Brede HangelandShakhtar Donetsk 0 - 1 Fulham Brede Hangeland finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (1)-(3) 1 Fulham.
  • 32:23 Foul by Razvan Rat on Bobby Zamora, free kick awarded. Damien Duff sends in a cross,
  • 27:06 Short corner taken by da Silva Willian from the left by-line. Olexander Kucher takes a shot.
  • 26:32 A cross is delivered by Luis Fernandinho, save by Mark Schwarzer. Short corner taken by Darijo Srna from the right by-line.
  • 25:24 Darijo Srna takes a outswinging corner. Shot from close range by da Silva Willian misses to the left of the target.
  • 24:54 The ball is delivered by Darijo Srna, Danny Murphy gets a block in. Darijo Srna takes a short corner.
  • 24:24 Centre by Darijo Srna, blocked by Stephen Kelly. Darijo Srna decides to take the corner short.
  • 22:37 Yaroslav Rakitskiy fouled by Bobby Zamora, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Yaroslav Rakitskiy.
  • 22:17 The ball is swung over by Darijo Srna, save by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 19:43 The ball is sent over by Zoltan Gera, clearance by Tomas Hubschman.
  • 18:26 Da Silva Willian produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 18:10 Corner taken short by Darijo Srna.
  • 17:12 Darijo Srna crosses the ball.
  • 14:51 Razvan Rat is caught offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the direct free kick.
  • 13:32 Luis Fernandinho takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 13:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on da Silva Willian by Damien Duff. Da Silva Willian takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:32 Da Silva Luiz Adriano takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 10:57 Darijo Srna produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 9:48 Unfair challenge on Bobby Zamora by Tomas Hubschman results in a free kick. Chris Baird delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save made by Andrei Pyatov.
  • 7:37 Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Blocked by Luis Fernandinho.
  • 5:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yaroslav Rakitskiy by Bobby Zamora. Razvan Rat takes the free kick.
  • 5:35 Foul by Chris Baird on da Silva Willian, free kick awarded. Razvan Rat restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:16 Corner taken right-footed by Darijo Srna from the right by-line, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.
  • 3:58 Darijo Srna decides to take a short corner.
  • 3:05 Short corner worked by Darijo Srna.
  • 2:18 Da Silva Willian takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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see also
Thursday's action as it happened
25 Feb 10 |  Football
Europa League review
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Hodgson 'proud' of Euro triumph
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18 Feb 10 |  Europe
Hodgson proud of Fulham progress
19 Feb 10 |  Fulham


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