On this day in 2010, Fulham picked up one of their most memorable wins of all time, defeating Italian giants Juventus 4-1 under the floodlights at Craven Cottage to secure a spot in the Europa League quarter-finals.
Fulham (4-4-1-1): Mark Schwarzer; Stephen Kelly (Clint Dempsey, 71), Aaron Hughes, Brede Hangeland, Paul Konchesky; Damien Duff, Chris Baird, Dickson Etuhu, Simon Davies; Zoltan Gera (Bjorn Helge Risse, 85); Bobby Zamora.
Juventus (4-3-2-1): Antonio Chimenti; Hasan Salimhamzidic, Jonathan Zebina, Fabio Cannavaro, Fabio Grosso (Alessandro Del Piero, 85); Mauro Camoranesi (Paolo De Ceglie, 52), Felipe Melo, Ibrahima Sissoko; Diego, Antonio Candreva (Zdenek Grygera, 28); David Trezeguet.
On their way to the Europa League Final in 2010, Fulham overcame a 3-1 first-leg defeat with a historic 4-1 win over Juventus at Craven Cottage to progress to the semi-finals.
In the first-leg, the Cottagers were defeated 3-1 with Dickson Etuhu scoring the only goal for Roy Hodgson’s side while goals from Nicola Legrottaglie, Jonathan Zebina and David Trezeguet put Juventus in the driving seat heading into the second tie.
Fulham got off to the worse start possible in the second-leg, with Trezeguet putting Juve 4-1 up on aggregate just two minutes into the game. Fulham responded only seven minutes later through Bobby Zamora before Juve star Fabio Cannavaro was sent off with 26 minutes gone. Zoltan Gera then netted with 39 minutes on the clock to put Fulham 2-1 up and only two goals away from a stunning comeback.
Shortly after the restart, Gera scored his second from the spot after Diego handballed Damien Duff’s cross, bringing Fulham back on level terms on aggregate.
And, the winner was a goal that will go down in the memory of Fulham fans for some time. American playmaker and Fulham favourite Clint Dempsey’s deft chip with eight minutes remaining looped over Antonio Chimenti and found the top corner to send the Craven Cottage faithful into delirium.
Fulham successful saw out the 4-1 win as Jonathan Zebina was sent off late on leaving Juve with just nine men on the pitch, securing a place in the final four of the 2009/10 Europa League campaign before going on to defeat Hamburger SV to earn a place in the final, where they were defeated 2-1 by Atletico Madrid after extra-time.