Wednesday, 12 May 2010

[UEL] Forlan double gives Atletico glory

Atletico Madrid's Diego Forlan struck twice, the second four minutes from the end of extra time, to decide the first UEFA Europa League final in Hamburg.

Atletico Madrid 2-1 Fulham (AET)Atletico Madrid 2-1 Fulham (AET)
Diego Forlan struck with four minutes of extra time remaining as Atletico Madrid ended a 48-year wait for major continental silverware, beating Fulham 2-1 in the inaugural UEFA Europa League final. There had been little to choose between the sides throughout. Forlan and Simon Davies exchanged first-half goals then, as fatigue set in, they matched each other for endeavour. Yet as those around him tired the Uruguayan international gained energy. With the lottery of a penalty shoot-out looming, he did just enough to divert Sergio Ageero's cross into the far corner via Brede Hangeland. The wait was over.

Source: UEFA

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