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Sochaux 2 - Fulham 0 - Match Comment

last updated Friday 09th November 2001, 10:20 PM
SOCHAUX 2(1) - 0(0) Fulham
Sochaux were determined from the start and ensured that Fulham did not have any time on the ball.

The Yellow and Blues had the first chance to score with an early free kick but the shot by Meriem rebounded off the Fulham defensive wall.

Fulham tried to take control of the game, playing their usual passing game. A Fulham attack was then broken up and Santos took the ball through our defence and put a good ball through to Isabey who was in a scoring position. Isabey was able to send Maik Taylor the wrong way and the French were one up in the 7th minute of the game.

Three minutes later Santos was again on the ball and put a great pass through to Trapasso but fortunately his touch was not good enough and Fulham cleared the danger.

Fulham continued to try to get a goal but had to survive another scare when Isabey tried to lob Maik Taylor from 40 yards.

A good Fulham move ended with Luis Boa Morte with a great chance to level the match but he was unable to get round Keeper Fernandez.

Then it was the turn of Bjarne Goldbaek to try with another one of his blockbusting shots but unfortunately again to no avail.

Fulham then had a chance when Louis Saha put a great ball through to Andrejs Stolcers. The ball fell just right for Stolcers but the keeper was quick off his mark and was able to gather up the ball before any real threat developed. As the game went on it became bogged down in the midfield but as the French were one up they were the happier.

Within 6 minutes of the second half starting Trapasso went on a run down the the right wing and finished with a fierce shot to claim the second goal of the night .

An effort by Boa Morte, trying again to get Fulham back into the game, was blocked by the Keeper leaving Fulham frustrated again.

The night belonged to Sochaux and they were deserved 2-0 winners.

Sochaux :
Fernandez (Richert, 46) - Quevedo, Monsoreau (Maraval, 72), Saveljic, Daf (Domoraud, 78) - Boudarène (Mathieu, 69), Meriem, Crucet, Trapasso (Zaïri, 67) - Santos, Isabey.

Fulham :
Taylot - Brevett (Betsy, 73), Symons, Melville (Ouaddou, 57), Knight - Collins, Harley, Goldbeck, Stolcers - Boa Morte, Saha (Hayles, 46ème).

Scorers : Isabey (7) et Trapasso (51).

Cautions : Brevett (38)

Att:3.462 Ref: M. Kalt.

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