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NSI Runavik 0 Fulham 0 (agg 0-3): Dogged Cottagers book Crusaders clash

08 Jul 2011 09:05:04

NSI Runavik 0 Fulham 0 (agg 0-3): Dogged Cottagers book Crusaders clash

Fulham puffed their way into the second qualifying round of the Europa League in front of a thin crowd of just over 1,000 on the misty Faroe Islands. Local delicacies puffin and whale were off the menu in the low-key setting, before the 2010 runners-up side held NSI Runavik to a goalless draw and a 3-0 victory on aggregate. One man and his dog: a sparse crowd watch Fulham go through in the Faroe Islands Jol made four changes from a week ago, but fielded a competitive side, including Mark Schwarzer, Brede Hangeland and Bobby Zamora. Fulham failed to exploit their chances at the bleak Svangaskard Stadium, with Damien Duff hitting the crossbar after five minutes and Zamora having a shot blocked after an hour. Jol has signed left back John Arne Riise from Roma for ?2.4million. Manager Martin Jol said: 'He's coming for a medical. If that's okay we've got ourselves a very good player.' Fulham now travel to Crusaders in Belfast on July 14. All white on the night: Fulham's Bobby Zamora takes on NSI Runavik's Jens Joensen Afterwards, Martin Jol added: "It's not easy playing here but I feel if you create six or seven chances in the first half you should score. 'In the first half we had seven or eight good chances and we have to be more productive and eager to score. In the second half I think we only had two chances which weren't enough. 'We have to get fitter and more creative and come up with solutions. In this sort of game you need players that can make a difference and we didn't have that today. 'Defensively we were sound and we didn't concede, which is important but they did have one chance at the end. Technically you can see the difference between the players but they did well today.'  Fulham target former Liverpool defender Riise as Jol plans family reunionChildren 'face liver disease epidemic' because of poor diet and lack of exercise


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