Champions League, day 4

Monaco 8 - Deportivo La Coruña 3

An extraordinary result in Monaco, where group leaders Deportivo were trounced by the hosts 8-3. Despite missing the injured Morientes, the French side took advantage of disastrous defending to race into a four goal lead in the first half hour, with strikes from Rothen, Giuly and two from Prso. The Spaniards came back with goals from Diego Tristán and Scaloni, but Prso completed his hat-trick before half time. Irureta changed his keeper at the break, but Munúa fared no better than Molina and Plasil and Prso again added to Depor's woes only five minutes in to the second half. Tristán got another, but Cissé rounded things off with a record eighth goal to take his side top of the group. Despite the hiding though Irureta's team are still second, and if they can get over this result they still have a good chance of going through to the next round. (05.11.03)

Real Sociedad 0 - Juventus 0

Real Sociedad were held to a 0-0 draw by Juventus, but are still well placed to qualify after increasing the gap over Olympiakos and Galatasaray to four points. Denoueix put out a full strength side for once, but although they had the best chances they were unable to beat an efficient Buffon. Nihat in particular put the Italian keeper to the test in both halves, but otherwise it was a quiet game and Westerveld was only really called into action a couple of times at the other end. A point each was a good result for both sides though, and Juventus are already sure of joining Real Madrid in the last sixteen. (05.11.03)

Partizan Belgrade 0 - Real Madrid 0

Real Madrid are the first team to qualify for the next round of the competition after drawing 0-0 at Partizan Belgrade. It was not a game they will want to remember though, and only another great performance by Casillas ensured a point. An early injury to Roberto Carlos left the side unbalanced, and the young keeper had to make saves from Delibasic at the end of the first half and twice from Iliev near the end. The Spaniards did have their chances though, but neither Ronaldo nor Raúl were at their best, and when they did find the target Pantic was there to save. But with Porto winning against Marseille in the other group match, Queiroz's side are now sure of a place in the last sixteen. (04.11.03)

Celta Vigo 3 - Ajax 2

Celta kept their hopes of qualification alive with a 3-2 win over Ajax, their first ever victory in the Champions' League. Heavily criticised after their league defeat last weekend, the Galicians got the start they wanted when Milosevic was tripped by Ykubu in the area and Luccin scored from the resulting penalty. Milosevic headed a second from Sylvinho's cross later in the first half, and although Sonck headed one back after the break, Vagner restored the two goal cushion later on. Van Der Vaart narrowed the gap to one goal though eight minutes from the end, setting up a nail-biting finish. (04.11.03)

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