Fulham key moments
Skysports.com looks at the key moments in Fulham's heartbreaking defeat to Atletico Madrid.
Last Updated: 13/05/10 8:28am
There may have been the odd tear but Fulham far from disgraced themselves in falling to defeat in the Europa League final. Atletico Madrid were made to fight all the way for their 2-1 success, with Diego Forlan's brace securing silverware in Hamburg. Fulham deserve great credit for a season that has seen them play 63 matches and here, skysports.com looks at the key moments in the final game of a remarkable season.
Eight minutes: Mark Schwarzer pulls off the first save of the match when he comes off his line to punch away a Jose Antonio Reyes lob into the box under pressure from Sergio Aguero.
12: Fulham have a lucky escape when Aguero steals the ball off Dickson Etuhu in midfield and plays in Diego Forlan, who sweeps a shot from the left side of the box which clips Schwarzer's left-hand post.
15: As Atletico pick up the pace Tomas Ujfalusi wins a free-kick off Etuhu and Reyes hammers a long-range effort which is tipped over by Schwarzer.
20: Fulham come close when an Aaron Hughes free-kick is knocked back by Bobby Zamora to Simon Davies, who smashes a rising volley which is well held by Atletico goalkeeper David De Gea.
32: Aguero breaks into the Fulham box and scuffs his shot which fortuitously falls to Forlan, who beats the offside trap to stroke the opening goal past Schwarzer.
34: The ever-dangerous Aguero breaches the Fulham defence again but this time he shoots low at Schwarzer who gets down well to save.
37: Zamora wriggles into the box and is rewarded for his patience when the ball wriggles back to Davies, who sweeps in the equaliser for Fulham at the far post.
44: Atletico end the half on top with Forlan's low drive blocked away by Schwarzer and Simao Sambrosa also coming close with a long-range effort.
52: Zoltan Gera almost gets on the end of a hopeful punt upfield but the Hungarian takes a heavy first touch and De Gea races from goal to reach the ball in the nick of time.
54: Zamora is replaced by Clint Dempsey.
60: Fulham come close to snatching the lead when the ball springs off substitute Dempsey in the box and finds Davies, whose curling right-foot drive is brilliantly saved down low by De Gea.
67: Damien Duff tries his luck from long-range as the Atletico defenders sit off him but his low effort splays wide of De Gea's left-hand post.
75: Etuhu gives away a dangerous-looking free-kick with a foul on Aguero but the Argentinian picks himself up to deliver a weak set-piece straight into the arms of Schwarzer.
88: Danny Murphy flops a disappointing free-kick into the Atletico wall after Raul Garcia hauls down Gera 25 yards from goal.
101: Schwarzer comes to Fulham's rescue again when he palms away a Forlan shot from a tight angle before Etuhu boots the rebound to safety.
105: Atletico come even closer when Forlan cuts in from the by-line and squares for Aguero who stretches to poke the ball into the side-netting from point-blank range.
116: Aguero crosses from the left and Forlan gets the slightest of touches to flick the ball past Brede Hangeland and beyond Schwarzer to effectively win the Cup for Atletico.