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Fulham FC Results

Europa League - Thursday 05th November 2009, 6:00 PM
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Roma
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1
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Fulham
 
Attendance: 20000
 
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
 

Match events
Andreolli
18
Yellow
 
 
19
Goal
Kamara pen
 
34
Yellow
Greening
Chuka
38
Yellow
 
 
45
Yellow
Hangeland
Segio
46
Sub On
 
Doni
46
Sub Off
 
Taddei
46
Sub On
 
Cicinho
46
Sub Off
 
 
46
Sub On
Nevland
 
46
Sub Off
Kamara
 
49
Red
Nevland
Riise
69
Goal
 
 
70
Sub On
Zamora
 
70
Sub Off
Riise
de Rossi
72
Yellow
 
Chuka
76
Goal
 
 
89
Yellow
Baird
 
90
Red
Konchesky
 
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Roma came from behind to beat nine-man Fulham at the Stadio Olimpico in Europa League Group E tonight.

Diomansy Kamara put the Cottagers ahead in the 19th minute from the penalty spot after being brought down inside the area by Marco Andreolli.

Fulham shot themselves in the foot early in the second half, though, when substitute Erik Nevland was shown a straight red card three minutes after coming on for a tackle on Daniele De Rossi.

Roma took advantage with John Arne Riise equalising in the 68th minute before Stefano Okaka headed in the winner with 14 minutes remaining.

Fulham defender Paul Konchesky was handed his marching orders late in the game after a foul on substitute Rodrigo Taddei.

The result marked Fulham's first defeat in the competition and left them third in the group, two points behind Roma with two games remaining.

Match Stats Roma Fulham
Goals 2 1
Possession 57% 43%
Goal attempts 19 6
On Target 10 5
Corners 10 3
Off-sides 5 1
Saves 1 5
Fouls 7 21
Yellows 3 3
Reds 0 2
source: Soccernet
The match did not capture the imagination of the Giallorossi fans with the famous Olympic stadium less than half full.

After being forced to settle for a draw in the first game between the two sides in London, Roy Hodgson's team were determined to claim all three points in Rome.

The game began at a frenetic pace as both sides attempted to impose their play.

Fulham put a good move together in the eighth minute when Konchesky fed Bjorn Helge Riise inside the area but his right-footed shot was blocked by Philippe Mexes.

At the other end, Aaron Hughes did well to clear Stefano Guberti's dangerous cross from the left.

Fulham broke the deadlock in the 19th minute when Andreolli brought down Kamara, the striker sending Roma goalkeeper Alexander Doni the wrong way from the spot to break the deadlock.

Roma almost pulled level midway through the first half but Mexes' powerful header from Cicinho's cross from the right went inches wide of the far post.

On the half-hour mark, Julio Baptista's acrobatic kick went wide as Roma pressed forward in search of an equaliser.

In the 37th minute, Kamara had a golden chance to extend Fulham's lead but his powerful header from Konchesky's cross from the left went wide of the far post.

Clint Dempsey could have made it 2-0 shortly before half-time but his diagonal effort from Jonathan Greening's assist took a deflection off a Roma defender.

However, Nevland's sending off hurt Fulham and Roma almost levelled the score seconds later with Rodrigo Taddei's stinging drive from distance going over the bar.

Guperti then latched onto Taddei's cross from the left but headed wide from close range.

On the hour mark, Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer made a stunning one-handed save to stop Guperti's left-footed strike from 15 yards out.

Roma were finally rewarded in the 68th minute, with John Arne Riise's left-footed strike from the edge of the area taking a deflection from a Fulham defender and surprising Schwarzer.

The hosts went in front in the 76th minute with Okaka's close-range header from Taddei's cross beating Schwarzer.

Fulham went in search of the equaliser but it was Roma who looked more dangerous.

With five minutes remaining, Schwarzer was forced to dive to his right to save Okaka's acrobatic kick from the edge of the area.

Substitute Chris Baird had a good chance to make it 2-2 but his right-footed strike on target was cleared by Mexes as Roma held on for the win.

Fulham ended the game down to nine men after Konchesky was shown a straight red with seconds remaining following a foul on Taddei.

Roma Doni (Bertagnoli 46), Cassetti, Mexes, Andreolli, Riise,Cicinho (Taddei 46), Pizarro, De Rossi, Guberti (Menez 66),Okaka Chuka, Julio Baptista.
Subs Not Used: Motta, Perrotta, Cerci, Brighi.

Booked: Andreolli, Okaka Chuka, De Rossi.

Goals: Riise 69, Okaka Chuka 76.

Fulham Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky,Riise (Zamora 70), Etuhu (Baird 77), Greening, Gera,Kamara (Nevland 46), Dempsey.
Subs Not Used: Stockdale, Smalling, Davies, Anderson.

Sent Off: Nevland (49), Konchesky (90).

Booked: Greening, Hangeland, Baird.

Goals: Kamara 19 pen.

Att: 20,000

Ref: Kevin Blom (Holland).







































































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