Fulham crashed out of the Europa League tonight after substitute Djiby Fall secured Odense a draw deep into stoppage time.
The Cottagers started the 14th European match of their mammoth season knowing victory over Group K’s bottom side would secure a place in the final 32.
But Fulham squandered victory three minutes into stoppage time as Fall headed home, resulting in Wisla Krakow finishing second instead.
The west Londoners’ safe passage seemed all-but secured at the interval after two goals in four first-half minutes.
Excellent work down the left flank by Kerim Frei resulted in a low cross to Bobby Zamora, whose lay-off was finished by Clint Dempsey.
Four minutes later Mousa Dembele wriggled free and found Frei with a through ball, which the 18-year-old nonchalantly popped through Stefan Wessels’ legs.
However, Fulham capitulated in the second period as Hans Henrik Andreasen’s low free-kick and Fall’s last-gasp header saw them drop out of the competition.