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Fulham rocked the world of football last night with their incredible win over Juventus in the Europa League, coming from 1-0 down (4-1 on aggregate) early on to win 4-1 on the night and go through 5-4 on aggregate. The win, which must surely go down as the most significant in Fulham’s history, put the Cottagers into the quarter finals and gives them a great chance of winning their first ever European trophy.

David Trezeguet had put Juve 1-0 up after only two minutes, which looked to have put the tie beyond the west London side, but after Fabio Cannavaro’s dubious 27th minute red card they tore into the Italian giants, eventually winning with a magnificent chip into the top corner from Clint Dempsey with only eight minutes to go.

‘We should just do a Rocky Marciano and retire now because it's not going to get any better than this,’ said manager Roy Hodgson after the game, which could put his name alongside Johnny Haynes as one of the club’s all-time greats. ‘This must come close to the greatest night of the club's history. On a personal note, I am not sure I can recall such a recovery. I am on top of the world.’

Elsewhere, Liverpool beat Lille 3-0 to go through, and the rest of Europe apparently went crazy, with Werder Bremen drawing 4-4 at home with Valencia (The Spaniards went through on away goals), and Anderlecht beating Hamburg 4-3 (although they narrowly went out 5-4 overall). The competition is heating up very nicely, thanks very much.

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