Was it a shot? Was it a cross? Whatever it was, Fulham fans wonÃ¢ÂÂt care; Clint DempseyÃ¢ÂÂs exquisite chipped goal against Juventus has put them into the last eight of the Europa League Ã¢ÂÂ where they will play German champions VfL Wolfsburg
Even better news for Fulham fans is that, should they beat Wolfsburg, theyÃ¢ÂÂll play the winners of the other remaining German team left in the competition, Hamburger SV, or their opponents Standard Liege in the semi-final. Fulham will definitely feel theyÃ¢ÂÂre in with a good chance of making the final, and whoÃ¢ÂÂd blame them?
The draw in full:Fulham v Wolfsburg Hamburg v Standard Liege --------------------------------Valencia v AtlÃÂ©tico Madrid Benfica v Liverpool
The Fundesliga is plumping for a Fulham vs AtlÃÂ©tico Madrid final. Whaddaya reckon?
Fulham celebrate a famous victory
Roy Hodgson's men will face a familiar foe on April Fool's Day. Former Premier League striker Obafemi Martins is plying his trade at the Volkswagen Arena nowadays.
The Nigerian made a big mark in Wolfsburg's Europa League win over Rubin Kazan. After replacing the injured Grafite Ã¢ÂÂ one half of last seasonÃ¢ÂÂs mega-prolific strike force with Bosnian Edin Dzeko Ã¢ÂÂ he scored one and set up the winner just a minute before the end of extra time. Fulham beware!
That said, Wolfsburg arenÃ¢ÂÂt actually very good nowadays, as reflected in their current Bundesliga position of eighth Ã¢ÂÂ nearly 20 points behind leaders Bayern MÃÂ¼nchen.
Speaking of which, on to matchday 27 in the BundesligaÃ¢ÂÂ¦
NÃÂ¼rnberg have the chance to put another three points between themselves and the relegation-threatened trio of Hannover, Freiburg and Hertha Berlin, while up at the top there is an absolutely massive local derby between Dortmund and Leverkusen. If the home team are victorious, the gap between themselves and the Werkself would be just five points Ã¢ÂÂ which would re-open the race for the third and final Champions League space.
Look out this weekend for the Hamburg and Mainz games. With Hamburg playing title-contenders Schalke, Mainz will really fancy their chances of a win at Freiburg inching ever closer to a Europa League spot. The two teams meet on April 17 in a match that could decide the seasonÃ¢ÂÂs fate for them both.
Stuttgart have the chance to put another nail into HannoverÃ¢ÂÂs coffin, while Hertha Berlin will be hoping that WolfsburgÃ¢ÂÂs European heroics last night will lead to tired legs when they meet on Sunday afternoon.
Bayern really ought to beat Frankfurt, and FC KÃÂ¶ln have to avoid defeat to fellow Nordrhein WestfalenerÃ¢ÂÂs Borussia Monchengladbach if they want to stay away from the relegation places.
This weekend's fixtures, along with The Fundesliga's predictions:
FridayFC KÃÂ¶ln 2-2 Borussia MÃ¢ÂÂgladbachÃ¢ÂÂ¨SaturdayÃ¢ÂÂ¨Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Bayer LeverkusenÃ¢ÂÂ¨Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 FC Bayern MÃÂ¼nchen Ã¢ÂÂ¨FC NÃÂ¼rnberg 1-0 1899 HoffenheimÃ¢ÂÂ¨SC Freiburg 1-2 FSV MainzÃ¢ÂÂ¨VfB Stuttgart 2-1 Hannover 96Ã¢ÂÂ¨Werder Bremen 2-0 VfL BochumÃ¢ÂÂ¨SundayÃ¢ÂÂ¨Hamburger SV 1-1 Schalke 04Ã¢ÂÂ¨VfL Wolfsburg 3-1 Hertha Berlin