Saturday 8 July 2017, 5:00pm at Stadium Groklin, Grodzisk Wielkopolski
FC Zlin
2
Bartolomeu 80'; Diop 82'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Aluko 29'; de la Torre 72'

80' Goal

Robert Bartolomeu

82' Goal

Dame Diop

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dame Diop
Off:Pablo Podio

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Robert Bartolomeu
Off:Jean-David Beauguel

29' Goal

Sone Aluko
Assist by Tom Cairney

72' Goal

Luca de la Torre

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marcelo Djalo
Off:Tim Ream

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ragnar Sigurdsson
Off:Denis Odoi

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marek Rodak
Off:David Button

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
Off:Luca de la Torre

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt O'Riley
Off:Kevin McDonald

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lasse Vigen Christensen
Off:Tom Cairney

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Williams
Off:Sone Aluko

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jerome Opoku
Off:Michael Madl

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Steven Sessegnon
Off:Ryan Fredericks

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Fulham left Poland undefeated after a 2-2 draw with FC Zlin at the Stadium Groklin on Saturday afternoon.

Fulham left Poland undefeated after a 2-2 draw with FC Zlin at the Stadium Groklin on Saturday afternoon.

Sone Aluko opened the scoring in the first-half and Luca de la Torre’s chipped effort doubled the score in the second-half.

However FC Zlin finished the game strongly and grabbed two late goals courtesy of Robert Bartolomeu and Dame Diop.

Fulham named a strong side for their second pre-season friendly in Poland with eight changes to the starting eleven including a return to the captaincy for Tom Cairney.

Kick-off got underway in torrential rain with the conditions leaving the pitch heavy for much of the first-half.

After 15 minutes the first big chance fell to Fulham when Cairney picked out Ryan Fredericks with an inch perfect pass allowing the right-back to put the ball into the box for Aluko, but unfortunately FC Zlin played it out for a corner.

Cairney was again at the heart of things following some nice build-up play around the FC Zlin box the midfielder unleashed a low drive which narrowly missed the far post.

And it was the captain who was integral to the first goal, Cairney sliced open the Zlin defence with a sharp pass allowing Aluko a one-on-one with goalkeeper Stanislav Dostal and the Nigerian international beat him with ease giving the Whites a deserved lead on 29 minutes.

Head Coach Slavisa Jokanović made four changes at the break with Marek Rodák, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Marcelo Djalo and Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson replacing David Button, Michael Madl, Tim Ream and Neeskens Kebano.

As the weather improved and the sun came out, Rodák was called upon almost instantly to fend away a tame effort from the edge of the box. 

On 58-minutes Fulham made three substitutions with Lasse Vigen Christensen, Matt O’Riley and Michael Madl replacing Cairney, Stefan Johansen and Kevin McDonald.

Moments later de la Torre had an effort saved from the edge of the box.

Ten minutes later there was another triple substitution with Steven Sessegnon, Jerome Opoku and George Williams coming on for Fredericks, Denis Odoi and Aluko.

The Fulham defense was severely tested when Bartolomeu put in a cross for FC Zlin but Ubong Ekpai had his shot cleared off the line by Madl.

The game then went from one end to the other and de la Torre was able to chip the goalkeeper from a tight angle to double the Whites lead on 72 minutes.

Goalscorer de la Torre came off with ten minutes to go and Zlin capitalised by punishing 10-man Fulham when Bartolomeu’s effort found the back of the net.

FC Zlin were growing into the game and Diop broke free down the middle and beat Rodák to level the scores on 83 minutes.

Soon after the goal Bartolomeu could have stolen the lead for Zlin but his header just glanced wide of the near post. 

Match Information

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly

Date: Saturday 8 July 2017
Kick-off: 5:00pm

Venue: Stadium Groklin, Grodzisk Wielkopolski

FC Zlin

Line-up: Dostal; Pazdera, Bartosak, Djafic, Janicek; Jiracek, Gajic, Podio (Diop 45'), Beauguel (Bartolomeu 45'); Fantis, Stipek

Fulham

Line-up: Button (Rodak 45'); Fredericks (Sessegnon 68'), Madl (Opoku 68'), Ream (Djalo 45'), Odoi (Sigurdsson 45'); Cairney (Vigen Christensen 58'), McDonald (O'Riley 58'), Johansen; Aluko (Williams 68'), Kebano, de la Torre (Thorsteinsson 45')

Unused substitutes: Norman

FC Zlin (4-4-2)
  • 17Stanislav Dostal
  • 20Lukas Pazdera
  • 22Lukas Bartosak
  • 11Adnan Djafic
  • 13Tomas Janicek
  • 8Petr Jiracek
  • 18Zora Gajic
  • 19Pablo Podio
  • 10Jean-David Beauguel
  • 15Antonin Fantis
  • 6David Stipek
Substitutes
  • 10Dame Diop
  • 25Robert Bartolomeu
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 26Luca de la Torre
Substitutes
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 18George Williams
  • 20Marcelo Djalo
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 28Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • 30Steven Sessegnon
  • 42Marek Rodak
  • 44Matt O'Riley
  • 45Jerome Opoku
  • 46Magnus Norman