Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is hoping that his second taste of a major European final is far more pleasing than his first.

The Australian veteran was part of the Middlesbrough side who were hammered 4-0 by Sevilla in the 2006 UEFA Cup final after an incredible run to the final. Fulham’s success in the Europa League has proven just as remarkable and the 37 year-old is desperate for a change of fortune against Atletico Madrid in Hamburg tonight.

Schwarzer said: “Both Boro and Fulham were unfancied clubs to get to a European final. To be here with Fulham at this stage in my career is something I thought would never be possible, so it adds that extra little bit of value to the occasion. I’ve not got the best memories from last time out so I’d like to think I can turn things around.”