Frau to face Fulham

Tuesday 30 July 2002

With Fulham's defence looking rock-solid thus far in the Intertoto Cup. The Whites' back line looks set to face their toughest adversary yet, in prolific French under-21 striker Pierre-Alain Frau.

The French international has been a regular on Sochaux's score sheet, netting an impressive 26 goals in 58 League games over the past two seasons as he made the break into their first team.

And Frau has wasted little time in resuming his exploits this season as his marksmanship has proven vital in Sochaux's safe passage through to the semi-finals.

His goals against FC Synot and Zalgris Vilnius of Lithuania, all came at vital moments it their respective ties and it would be safe to classify Frau as a big-stage performer.

A player who possesses lightening pace and a deft touch, Frau played alongside Steed Malbranque in this summer's European Under-21 Championships and found the net twice in their 3-1 victory over Greece.