Baird: Fulham can go further

BY foxsports • March 19, 2010

Fulham beat Juventus 4-1 in Thursday night's last-16 second-leg tie to win 5-4 on aggregate and reach the quarter-finals, where they will take on Wolfsburg. "To get to the quarter-finals of the Europa League is a massive achievement for the club," Baird told Fulham's website. "I got a text from one of my mates saying 'You don't get much bigger than that' and to be fair I don't think we've had bigger than that in our careers. "We're going to enjoy it but we'll be looking forward to the next game now. "It's important to continue that form in the league on Sunday when we play Manchester City, because that is going to be another very tough game." The quarter-final first legs will take place on April 1, with Liverpool's tie against Benfica in Lisbon kicking off at 8.05pm UK time and Fulham hosting their German opponents at Craven Cottage. Second legs will be played a week later, with Liverpool again kicking off at 8.05pm. If Fulham beat Wolfsburg, they will face either Hamburg - the city which hosts the final in May - or Standard Liege in the semis on April 22 (away) and 29. Should Liverpool be successful, they will be away in their semi-final first leg.

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