Champions League - first phase

Real Madrid 4 - Lokomotiv Moscow 0

Real Madrid recorded their second win in a row to top their group after today's matches. With Zidane still suspended, Morientes and Guti injured and Raúl only just passing a late fitness test, Savio and Munitis came in to the attack. Both players took made their claims for a more regular place in the side, with Munitis getting the opening goal and Savio rounding things off with the fourth near the end. In between Figo converted a penalty after Drozdov brought down Munitis in the area, and Roberto Carlos produced another house special before being replaced by Solari to a rousing ovation. Once again Madrid's failings in the league were compensated by a good win in Europe, and they now have to show that they can play at this level in all competitions. (19.09.01)

Panathinaikos 2 - Mallorca 0

Mallorca were well beaten by a Panathinaikos side who were unlucky not to end the game with a hat-full of goals. The Balearic Isles side were sadly missing their talented play-maker Ibagaza, and without him they were unable to carve out any chances until Eto'o finally got a shot on target eight minutes from the end. The Greek side took the lead halfway through the first half through ex Valencia striker Vlaovic who incisively lobbed Leo Franco after a defence splitting pass from Denmark's Michaelsen. And only three minutes later they made it two when Konstantinou's half-struck shot hit Fatih on the knee and deflected in to the net. Only poor marksmanship prevented Konstantinou from scoring three more after the break, and Mallorca were grateful in the end when the final whistle went. They will have to do better if they want to reach the next stage. (19.09.01)

Fenerbahçe 0 - Barcelona 3

Barcelona started the league stage with a comfortable victory over Fenerbahçe. The Catalan side scored twice in a three minute period in the first half hour, the first from Kluivert in a well worked move down the right and the second an Andersson header from Rochemback's corner, and could have scored a third before the break if Rustu had not been on his best form. Rexach brought on Saviola ten minutes in to the second half, and the young striker took advantage of a bad back pass by Umit to score his first official goal for his new club. A power cut held up the game for 20 minutes, and Bonano made the best save of the game from ex Las Palmas striker Oktay when the game started again. This was Barcelona's first ever win in Turkey, and takes them to the top of their group. (18.09.01)

Deportivo 2 - Olympiakos 2

Deportivo managed to salvage a point with almost the last kick of the game thanks to late substitute Valerón. The Gallician side took the lead in the first half through their captain Fran, back in a side showing six changes from the eleven who started in their league match three days ago. However they took their foot off the pedal in the second half, and after Giannakopoulos levelled the scores ten minutes from the end following a mistake by Molina, substitute Ofori Quaye gave the Greek side the lead three minutes later. Irureta brought on his last substitute Valerón, and the Spanish international saved the day. (18.09.01)

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