Both teams deserve all your support as they played their hearts out. Here’s to hoping that this competition gets a good following next year. I’m going to finish my Bloody Mary and try and do some work!
TWEEET TWEET TWEET. The two Atletico fans in the bar are cheering their hearts out. Hard luck for Fulham who were deserved finalists and played a very very entertaining game, but Forlan and Aguero were too much and the mattress makers are deserved winners of the first Europa Cup!
121:00 – Balls are being launched into the Spanish box in desperate fashion but Fulham cannot capitalize. Forlan once again destroys an English teams hopes.
119:00 – Forlan still has shirt off and gets a yellow card for his troubles. In a time wasting effort, Aguero is taken off. He’s been Atletico’s best player as he has been responsible for both goals, but one cannot discount, Forlan’s scoring skills.
116:00 – GOOOAL – FORLAN. Ageuro still fresh apparently chases the ball down the wing, skins Baird and sends in a low cross that Forlan stabs home….So sad for Fulham. They were playing well. A predatory goal from the Uruguayan. Atletico 2 – Fulham 1… C’MON FULHAM!
115:00 – Dempsey is being brought down every time he gets the ball. His energy and skill is to much for the Atletico defenders. Unfortunately Fulham cannot capitalize.
113:00 – The rain is coming down and people are losing their footing. Bar is getting rowdier. I fear for the inflatable sheep. Nevland tries a spectacular spin kick but it goes over the bar.
111:00 – Ujfalusi is doing his best Maicon impression and charges down the right wing and his cross is met first time by Forlan but his powerful shot is sent over the bar.
108:00 - Dempsey is tackled outside the box and wins a free kick. Deuce showed good ball skill there. He could teach Jozy a thing or two. The in-swinging free kick lands in the 6 yard box but its well cleared by Atletico.
Second half of extra time is underway as Salvio gets a yellow card for a poor challenge.
105:00 – Forlan charges toward the Fulham penalty box and lays off to Aguero who fades right but Konchesky does well and gives away a throw in. Forlan comes right back and nutmegs a Fulham defender with a pass but Aguero’s sliding shot hits the side netting.
103:00 - Players are showing some sings of fatigue which is understandable considering the frenetic pace the game has been played in.
101:00 – Chaos in the Fulham box as the ball bounces around like a pinball being controlled by a very excited person playing pinball. Schwarzers lanky octopus like arms save the day…close one for Fulham.
98:00 – Atletico press and Aguero causes some problems for the Fulham’s defenders but his shot is scuffed.
94:00 – Just stabbed myself with the little sword that holds the olive and onion, meanwhile a welshman is kissing the inflatable sheep next to me. In the game, Fulham are going for it but the Atletico defense is playing out of their skins and intercept Gera’s through ball.