Monday 25 July 2016, 7:00pm at Estadio da Nora, Albufeira
CD Nacional
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

52' Yellow Card

Tayo Edun Card was given for a foul

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tayo Edun
Off:Tomas Kalas

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stephen Humphrys
Off:George Williams

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Denis Odoi
Off:Scott Malone

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Tunnicliffe
Off:Dennis Adeniran

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sone Aluko
Off:Kevin McDonald

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Parker
Off:Luca de la Torre

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Matt Smith

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Fulham’s penultimate pre-season fixture against Portuguese side Nacional ended in a goalless draw at the Estadio da Nora on Monday night.

Fulham’s penultimate pre-season fixture against Portuguese side Nacional ended in a goalless draw at the Estadio da Nora on Monday night.

As the scoreline suggests, it was a game of few chances, although the Whites did need Scott Malone to clear a first half effort off the line.

In terms of overall chances created it was Slavisa Jokanovic’s men who just about edged it, with Stephen Humphrys going close late on, but a draw was probably a fair result.

The local side went closest in the opening stages in the 10th minute when Bonilla let fly from 20 yards. His strike took a dangerous looping deflection that took it just over, with Marcus Bettinelli required to make a smart stop following the subsequent corner.

Bonilla caused problems again seven minutes later when Nacional beat the offside trap to set up a shooting chance for the attacker. His shot went beyond Bettinelli but Malone was well positioned to clear it off the line.

Fulham’s best chance arrived in the 38th minute. Clever line play from Dennis Adeniran allowed him to set Lasse Vigen Christensen free, and after he slipped Luca de la Torre in the young American drew a crucial near post save from Sao Bento.

A fine move in the final minute of the half created a decent opening. It was started when Richard Stearman’s dummy allowed him space to send in a deep cross to Matt Smith, who cushioned the ball down to George Williams who had escaped the attentions of his marker in the box. The Wales international connected well but drilled his first time volley just over the bar.

In the 55th minute the Portuguese outfit squandered a great chance when Willyan fizzed in a wicked cross that just needed touching in, but Hamzaoui could only prod wide from close range.

Like in the first half chances were few and far between, but with eight minutes remaining substitute Humphrys sent in a rasping snapshot that was heading into the far corner until Bento pulled off a superb sprawling save.

And with that the final opening for either side had passed and the Whites’ trip to Portugal concluded with a draw.

Match Information

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly

Date: Monday 25 July 2016
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Estadio da Nora, Albufeira

CD Nacional

Line-up: Bento; Sequeira, Hamzaoui, Bonilla, Ghazal (c); Rodrigo, Washington, Roniel, Willyan; Silva, Campos

Unused substitutes: Framelin, Bheu, Rodrigues, Sergio, Diogo, Cadiz, Marna, Goncalves, Silva, Mauro

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Stearman, Kalas (Edun 46'), Ream, Malone (Odoi 61'); Adeniran (Tunnicliffe 61'), McDonald (Sone Aluko 76'); de la Torre (Parker 76'), George Williams (Humphrys 61'), Christensen; Matt Smith (Floyd Ayité 76')

Unused substitutes: Button, Sessegnon, Joronen, Madl, Cairney, Woodrow

CD Nacional (4-4-2)
  • 12Sao Bento
  • 5Sequeira
  • 9Hamzaoui
  • 11Bonilla
  • 6Aly Ghazal (c)
  • 13Rodrigo
  • 8Washington
  • 21Roniel
  • 28Willyan
  • 27Luis Silva
  • 22Campos
Substitutes
  • 0
  • 2Framelin
  • 3Bheu
  • 10Thiago Rodrigues
  • 14Sergio
  • 16Diogo
  • 18Cadiz
  • 19Marna
  • 20Vitor Goncalves
  • 24Rui Silva
  • 55Mauro
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 20Dennis Adeniran
  • 22Kevin McDonald
  • 32Luca de la Torre
  • 17George Williams
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 9Matt Smith
Substitutes
  • 14Stephen Humphrys
  • 18Tayo Edun
  • 27David Button
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 41Jesse Joronen
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 24Sone Aluko