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  Wednesday, 13 November, 2002, 16:02 GMT
Fulham fightback sinks Zagreb
Luis Boa Morte holds off Niko Kranjcar
Boa Morte (left) scored the winner
Fulham 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb (Agg: 5-1)

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Fulham stretched their unbeaten run in Europe to 12 games by snatching a victory against Dinamo Zagreb after being a goal behind until 89 minutes.

Substitute Steed Malbranque was the inspiration behind both last-gasp goals that dramatically turned around the tie at a rain-soaked Loftus Road.

Malbranque scored the first himself, finishing off a fine move set in motion by Bjarne Goldbaek.

He then set up Luis Boa Morte for the winner, giving the Portuguese winger all the time he needed to slot home in injury time.

In the end, it was clear Fulham had done enough by winning 3-0 in the first leg in Croatia.

Olic was the man who got Zagreb's goal, heading in on 52 minutes with what was Dinamo's first move of real quality.

The Zagreb forward, who had become visibly frustrated during the first half, finally managed to force the ball home after being kept out by a string of good saves by Van der Sar.

As well as keeping Olic out, the Dutchman also desperately turned a first-half effort from Mitu round the post.

But from the outset it had been clear Fulham were content to contain Zagreb, ensuring their priority was a well-organised defence.

They did have some chances, Boa Morte forced Turina into a good save after 70 minutes.

But with a three-goal cushion, Fulham were happy for the most part to absorb the Zagreb attacks and use the pace of Inamoto to hit them on the break.

The Japan star was the key to most of Fulham's forward play, but too often his final ball was poor.

He did, however, have a good first half effort, slamming the ball just inches past Turina's far post.

Sava had Fulham's best effort, being fractions of an inch from making decent contact on a cross from the left with the goal open and gaping.

And the Uruguayan was close again just after the break, making better contact from an Inamoto cross but still not able to force Turina into a save.

But more typical of Fulham's efforts - until the dying minutes - were shots from long range, with Goldbaek and Legwinski both having long-range drives.

Fulham: Van der Sar, Finnan, Melville, Goma, Brevett, Goldbaek, Clark, Inamoto, Legwinski, Sava, Boa Morte. Subs: Marlet, Malbranque, Taylor, Djetou, Ouaddou, Wome, Stolcers.

Dinamo Zagreb: Turina, Sedloski, Smoje, Cesar, Mikic, Kranjcar, Agic, Mitu, Krznar, Olic, Balaban. Subs: Butina, Mujcin, Zahora, Juric, Petrovic, Bosnjak, Drpic.

Referee: Laurent Duhamel (France)

BBC Five Live's Mark Pougatch
"It wasn't entirely convincing from Fulham"

Second round, 2nd leg

Second round, 1st leg


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