UEFA cup, second round second leg

Torpedo Moscow 1 - Villarreal 0

Villarreal battled their way through to the third round of the competition despite losing 1-0 in their second leg tie against Torpedo Moscow. The two goals scored by Riquelme in the first leg proved to be enough, although they suffered on the artificial pitch right up until the last minute when Semshov missed an easy chance which would have levelled the tie. Semshov himself had put the Russian side ahead midway through the second half after good work by Lebedenko, and had had another strike ruled out for a positional offside a few minutes before the goal.

Mallorca 1 - Copenhagen 1

Mallorca are also through to the next round, although they too made it hard on themselves at the end against a battling Copenhagen. Luis Aragonés put out a reserve side after their away win in Denmark, but they struggled to find their form and keeper Miki had to be at his best to keep out the visiting forwards. Campano put the fans' minds at rest heading home Nagore's cross in the second half, but a strike from Albrechtsen three minutes from the end set up a nervous last few minutes for the Spanish side, Miki making a vital last minute save to stop the Danes from squaring the tie.

Barcelona 2 - Panionios 0

Barcelona completed the formalities after their win in Greece three weeks ago, running out 5-0 winners on aggregate against a weak Panionios side. Frank Rijkaard used the occasion to give a run out to some of his lesser used players, with Mario making his debut in defence and Luis Enrique playing in Ronaldinho's position behind Saviola. And although the veteran captain got himself sent off midway through the first half, Saviola put the Catalans in front five minutes later and Luis García added a second before the break to make it three out of three for Spanish sides.

Maccabi Haifa v Valencia

The match between Maccabi Haifa and Valencia was postponed until the 11th December, and will now be played in Rotterdam. The fixture was scheduled to take place in Turkey as Israel was considered by UEFA to be unsafe, but following the recent bombings in Istanbul it has been switched again to Holland. The first leg in Spain ended 0-0. (27.11.03)

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