Europa League Player Ratings: Fulham 4-1 Juventus (Agg 5-4)

Roy of the Rovers stuff from Hodgson's men.
FULHAM

Mark Schwarzer – 6: Pretty much a spectator, aside from the first minute when he got to pick the ball out of his net.

Stephen Kelly – 6.5: Had little to do as the ball spent more time down the other end of the field, but dealt with the runs of Melo and Camoranesi comfortably.

Paul Konchesky – 6.5: Was given freedom to press on by slack Juve defending and put in some well delivered lofted balls for the Fulham front men. Zamora gratefully accepted one eight minutes in to fire the Cottagers level.

Brede Hangeland – 7: Should consider a career in Italy if it's this easy every week. A few headers here and there, but mostly a walk in the park for the Scandinavian defender.

Aaron Hughes – 6.5: Allowed Trezeguet a few yards of space for the opening goal, and seemed slightly frightened by the experienced Frenchman, but dealt with most other things well.

Zoltan Gera – 9: Awesome performance from the enigmatic Hungarian, scoring two goals and linking up well with Zamora and Duff all evening. His penalty was especially well taken, given the occasion.

Chris Baird – 6.5: Offered good support to Gera going forward, mainly because he had little to deal with defensively.

Dickson Etuhu – 7.5: Fulham's anchor man in midfield did his job of cleaning up loose balls admirably, and fed his more attacking team-mates. Took a few knocks for his efforts, but he won't mind.

Damien Duff – 8: Clearly enjoyed playing against a lackluster Juve side: jinking runs, clever passes and neat work with his fellow forwards.

Simon Davies – 7: Excellent delivery all evening from the Welshman. Found space easily and stretched a poor Juve defense.

Bobby Zamora – 8.5: The gangly forward did his case for an England call-up no harm with a brilliant display, causing the Italians all sorts of problems all game. Lovely flick to Davies for Fulham's second.

Subs

Clint Dempsey – 7: How Fulham are enjoying having The USA international back after injury, especially after his late goal, chipping precisely into the far corner!

Bjorn Riise – N/A


JUVENTUS

Antonio Chimenti – 7.5: Could do little with any of the goals, but still managed to keep the score down with a handful of wonderful saves, clawing Zamora's free-kick from under the bar the pick of the bunch.

Hasan Salihamidzic5.5: Hadn't done his homework on Damien Duff and allowed the Irishman to force his way inside far too often.

Jonathan Zebina5.5: Did not enjoy playing against Bobby Zamora and was second best against the England hopeful on numerous occasions.

Fabio Grosso6: Looked a shadow of the man who scored the winning penalty in the 2006 World Cup final. Struggled against the pace and trickery of the Fulham front men.

Fabio Cannavaro5: Not a game the former World Player of the Year will look back on with fond memories. Terrorized by the pace of Zamora and Gera in the opening exchanges and then sent off for hauling down the Hungarian after 25 minutes.

Diego6: The match summed up the Brazilian's season - neat and clever in spurts, but largely transparent. Handed Fulham the chance to draw level right after half-time. Literally.

Antonio Candreva5: Taken off early on as Juve rejigged after Cannavaro's dismissal and, as a result, spared the blushes of taking part in a second-rate performance.

Mohammed Sissoko6: The only Juve player who tried to offer any sort of support to Trezeguet, but was still largely bypassed by the busy Fulham midfield.

Felipe Melo5.5: Rarely got on the ball, and seemed frightened of Fulham's energetic midfield.

Mauro Cameronesi6: Had little effect on a robust Fulham defense and was taken off early into the second half.

David Trezeguet – 6.5: Looked a lonely figure up front on his own for most of the game. Scored in the first minute with a neat finish but was limited to snap shots from then on. Frustrating night for the Frenchman.

Subs

Zdenek Grygera - 6: Was brought on earlier than expected after Cannavaro received his marching orders, but was no better than the departing Italian, constantly second to the ball against the bullish Zamora and buzzing Gera.

Paolo de Ceglie - N/A

Alessandro Del Piero - N/A

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