Belfast Telegraph

Cottagers draw blank

Fulham played out a goalless draw against HB Koge of Denmark in their first pre-season match in Leipzig.

Veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer captained the side which included a mix of first-team players and reserves at FC Grimma's Stadion der Freundschaft. There were few chances during the first half, with Marcello Trotta's volley well saved by the Koge goalkeeper.

Following the restart, Fulham manager Martin Jol changed his entire XI, which saw new signings Sascha Riether and Mladen Petric make their bow. However, despite more pressure, the Cottagers continued to be frustrated. There were late chances for Petric, who headed over, and John Arne Riise, who dragged his shot wide when clear.


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