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Schwarzer saves penalty in Fulham's Europa draw

Fulham's Mark Schwarzer managed to keep put a penalty but could not deny AS Roma a point in the Europa League overnight. The veteran Australian shot-stopper made a brilliant save to deny Roma's Jeremy Menez in the 79th minute of the clash at Craven Cottage.

Fulham thought they had escaped a bullet as they were ahead 1-0 at that stage thanks to a 24th minute header from defender Brede Hangeland.

But the penalty was caused by a Stephen Kelly challenge which led to him being sent off, reducing the home side to ten men which proved costly in the end as the Italians managed a 94th minute equaliser through Mario Andreolli.

Roma doubled Fulham in shots on goal but were constantly thwarted by Schwarzer who was at his best in the group stage encounter.

Andrew Slevison
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