UEFA cup, fourth round first leg
Genclerbirligi 1 - Valencia 0
A surprise result in Turkey, where the competition's revelation side Glençlerbirligi held on to an early lead to beat Valencia 1-0. Once again Rafa Benítez put out a second string line up, and they paid the price in the twelfth minute when Ayala was adjudged to have fouled Ozkan in the area and Daems scored from the resulting penalty. Oliveira and Juan Sánchez both went close after the break as the Spaniards pushed for an equaliser, but without the inspiration of the injured Aimar they were not able to beat a well-ordered defence, and now have an uphill battle in the second leg in a fortnight's time.
Newcastle 4 - Mallorca 1
Mallorca threw away a second half lead and ended up losing 4-1 at Newcastle. After a goal-less first half, Luis Aragonés's side went ahead when Correa headed past Given on the follow up after Eto'o hit the bar. But the English side came back with four goals in just over a quarter of an hour to give them a lead which should see them through to the quarter finals. Bellamy, Shearer, Robert and Bramble got the goals, and the Balearic islanders were left with ten men just before the last goal after Edu Moya picked up a second booking.
Glasgow Celtic 1 - Barcelona 0
Barcelona's run of nine wins in a row came to a sudden end when they lost 1-0 to Celtic in their first leg tie. The turning point came around half time, when Douglas and Motta were both shown the red card as they fought in the tunnel during the interval, and then Saviola was also sent off four minutes after the restart for a hard tackle on Thompson. Left with nine men, the Catalans went behind a few minutes later when Larsson headed a cross from the right on to Thompson for him to volley past Valdés. After that Rijkaard decided that the one goal defeat was the best they could do, and they will be looking to turn things around in the Nou Camp in two weeks' time.
Villarreal 2 - Roma 0
In fact the only Spanish side to do well were the ones who on paper had the hardest game, Villarreal beating a depleted Roma 2-0 in the last match of the evening. Both goals came in the first half, with José Marí setting up Sonny Anderson just before the half hour mark and adding a second goal himself a few minutes later with a header from Roger's corner. Paquito's side could have increased their lead later on, but with a clean sheet in their favour, the result should be enough to see them through into the last eight. (11.03.04)