Kerim Frei, the 18-year-old Swiss starlet, enjoyed a reputation enhancing night, but one moment of over indulgence at the death cost his side a place in the knockout stages. With the clock ticking down the young winger would have been well advised to have taken the ball to the corner flag, rather than attempt an outrageous piece of skill which led to Odense’s equaliser.
Martin Jol and Bobby Zamora may not see eye-to-eye, but the final 30 seconds of last night’s match neatly encapsulated the striker’s worth. With the job seemingly accomplished, Jol opted to withdraw the England international and throw on youngster Orlando Sa. How Jol could have done with Zamora’s experience at the moment the Portuguese and Kerim Frei contrived to cough up possession on the edge of Odense’s penalty area in the build-up to Djiby Fall’s cruel leveller. With Fulham’s Euro adventure over before Christmas and only three league wins in the bank, can Jol really afford to fall out with his main man?