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GOLAZO: Dempsey chip clinches historic Fulham win [VIDEO]
by Paul Kennedy, March 18th, 2010 5:49PM
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[AMERICANS ABROAD] With U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley and England coach Fabio Capello both in attendance, Clint Dempsey came off the bench and scored the series winner in Fulham's 4-1 win over Italian giant Juventus, a delicate chip from 20 yards over 39-year-old Antonio Chimenti, the third-string Juve keeper, that gave the Cottagers a 5-4 win on aggregate in their round-of-16 series in the Europa League and the greatest victory in the club's history.

“Nine times out of ten a shot like that wouldn’t have made it, but sometimes you’ve got to go for it,” Dempsey said. “Luckily it worked.”

Visiting Juve led on Frenchman David Trezeguet's goal in the 2nd minute, but the Cottagers tied the score on Bobby Zamora's goal seven minutes later.

Hungarian Zoltan Gera scored on either side of halftime to put Fulham ahead.

"We should do a Rocky Marciano and retire while the going is good," said Fulham manager Roy Hodgson. "it doesn't get any better than this.

Juventus had 2006 World Cup star Fabio Cannavaro sent off in the first half and Jonathan Zebina late in the game. Thursday's game marked the second time in a week Juve blew a big lead. It led Siena, 3-0, but had to settle for a 3-3 tie in Serie A play.

Dempsey Goal:



3 comments
  1. Brian Kraft
    commented on: March 19, 2010 at 9:50 a.m.
    Gee, I seem to remember another "greatest win in Fulham's history" a couple years ago courtesy of a late Dempsey goal. Big time. Hope he shows up in SA.
  1. Ted Westervelt
    commented on: March 19, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.
    Ray Hudson never gets old.
  1. James Madison
    commented on: March 20, 2010 at 12:09 a.m.
    One of the WW2 slogans was "loose lips sink ships." In this instance, loose marking allowed what essentially was a brilliant free kick to sink Juventus.

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