Wednesday 14 December 2011
An injury-time equaliser from Odense's Djilby Fall saw Fulham crash out of the Europa League in dramatic fashion at Craven Cottage.
The hosts needed a victory to secure their qualification from Group K into the last-32 of the competition alongside Dutch team FC Twente.
Goals from Clint Dempsey and Kerim Frei put the Cottagers on course as they reached the half-time interval with a two-goal cushion.
But the Danish team pulled a goal back through Hans Henrik Andreasen in the 64th minute before Fall's 93rd-minute leveller ended Fulham's hopes of emulating their 2010 run to the Europa League final after rivals Wisla Krakow beat FC Twente 2-1 to secure the second automatic qualification spot.
Stoke's unbeaten Europa League run came to an end in Istanbul as Beskitas came from a goal behind to claim top spot in Group E.
The Potters had already qualified for the last 32 after their 1-1 draw with Dynamo Kiev, allowing manager Tony Pulis to rest all 11 players who started the 2-1 home win over Tottenham in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.
Ricardo Fuller put the visitors in front in the 29th minute but Manuel Fernandes equalised from the penalty spot after Matthew Upson was sent off for a challenge on Hugo Almeida inside the area.
Goals from substitutes Mustafa Pektemek and Edu secured the victory, which saw the Turkish side finish top of Group E on 12 points, with Stoke one point adrift on 11.