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Wednesday, March 17, 1999 Published at 22:47 GMT


Sport: Football

Juve through after late show

Deschamps beats Karapialis in the air as Juventus fight back

Manchester United were joined in the semi-finals of the European Cup by three of the continent's strongest sides as the competition served up a fascinating last four.

Holders Real Madrid may have gone spinning out of the Champions League - but their conquerors Dynamo Kiev proved worthy winners and will be a tough proposition in the next round.

Former champions Juventus left it late before securing their passage, but it was a somewhat easier task for Germany's Bayern Munich, who cruised through 6-0 on aggregate.

Olympiakos 1-1 Juventus (Agg: 2-3)

Italian giants Juventus scraped through to the semi-finals - but only thanks to an Antonio Conte goal five minutes from time in Athens.


[ image: Juve midfielder Zidane tries to beat Greek defender Giorgos]
Juve midfielder Zidane tries to beat Greek defender Giorgos
The Turin side, who won the first leg 2-1, were heading out of the competition on the away goals rule until veteran Conte masterminded the ultimate escape act.

Alessandro Birindelli crossed from the right and Filippo Inzaghi set up Conte who was able to score with ease.

Olympiakos looked to be going through after taking the lead in the 12th minute.

Yugoslav Predrag Djordjevic found acres of space on the left flank and curled in a cross for Cypriot international Sinisa Gogic to plant a firm header past Juve keeper Michelangelo Rampulla.

Dynamo Kiev 2-0 Real Madrid (Agg: 3-1)

Andrei Shevchenko scored two second-half goals as Dynamo saw off the defending champions in the Ukraine.


[ image: Sanchis of Madrid holds off two-goal KIev striker Shevchenko]
Sanchis of Madrid holds off two-goal KIev striker Shevchenko
Real dominated the first half and Robert Jarni came close to scoring after 15 minutes when Kiev keeper Olexander Shovkovskyi pulled off a finger-tip save.

With 63 minutes gone Real were still in the tie at 1-1, but Shevchenko was held by keeper Bodo Illgner in the area and the referee pointed to the spot.

And although Illgner saved his penalty, Shevchenko followed up to convert the rebound.

The striker added his second 10 minutes from time to wrap up a famous victory, shrugging off Jarni's challenge to score from Serhiy Rebrov's lobbed through-ball.

Kaiserslautern 0-4 Bayern Munich (Agg: 0-6)

Bayern Munich are in sight of their first European Cup triumph since 1976 after routing Kaiserslautern in this all-German quarter-final.


[ image: Effenberg celebrates after starting Bayern's goalfest from the spot]
Effenberg celebrates after starting Bayern's goalfest from the spot
The match was as good as decided after just eight minutes when Kaiserslautern's Hungarian defender Janos Hrutka was sent off for jostling and pulling the shirt of Bayern's goalward bound striker Carsten Jancker.

Stefan Effenberg converted the resulting penalty.

Carsten Jancker then scored twice to put the home side five goals down on aggregate by the break.

With the result wrapped up, Bayern eased off in the second half, but there was still time for maverick playmaker Mario Basler to fire the fourth from a 56th minute free kick.



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