Fulham fights back to reach Europa League Final

Fulham fights back to reach Europa League Final

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Fulham fights back to reach Europa League Final

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Fulham looked destined to fall short of its dream run to the Europa League final. Trailing Hamburg late in the second half, and needing two goals to win their two-leg semifinal, the Cottagers pulled off yet another stunning comeback to book their place in a final few could have seen them playing in.

Goals from Simon Davies and Zoltan Gera helped erase a one-goal deficit and give Fulham a 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage that gave Fulham the semifinal series victory on aggregate.

Fulham will now play Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final after the Spanish club defeated Liverpool on away goals. Liverpool posted a 1-0 regulation victory to force extra time, andthe Red looked poised to join Fulham in the final when Yossi Benayoun scored a would-be winner, but Atletico Madrid's Diego Forlan spoiled the all-England final with a goal that won Atletico the series.

In case you missed them, here are the goal highlights from Fulham's triumph:

What did you think of Fulham's latest comeback? Amazed to see Fulham reach the final? Think Clint Dempsey and the Cottagers can win the final?

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