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  Tuesday, 24 September, 2002, 21:39 GMT 22:39 UK
Italians enjoy goal feast
Filippo Inzaghi of AC Milan
Eight goals in four games for Inzaghi this season

A hat-trick from Filippo Inzaghi and a long-range shot from Clarence Seedorf gave AC Milan an outstanding 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna in group G.

Dutch midfielder Seedorf got the ball rolling for Milan at the Riazor when he struck a fine shot after good work from Rui Costa and former Deportivo player Rivaldo.

With Rivaldo and Rui Costa dominating the midfield five-times European champions extended their lead just past the half-hour when Inzaghi pounced for his first.

Soon after the restart, Inzaghi snapped home a precise pass from Costa and the Milan marksman completed his hat-trick with a crisp finish six minutes later.

Inzaghi's hat-trick took his tally of goals in European competition to 40, one more than the former Italian record set by one-time Inter Milan striker Alessandro Altobelli.

In the group's other game RC Lens held Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw.

Bayern, beaten 3-2 by Deportivo Coruna last week, went in front with a goal from defender Thomas Linke, who headed home Ze Roberto's free-kick in the 23rd minute.

Bayern Munich's Claudio Pizarro is tackled by Lens' Papa Diop Bouba
Lens kept their Champions League hopes alive

But Lens, who lost 2-1 at AC Milan in their opening game, were never outclassed and striker John Utaka equalised in the 76th minute, heading in Papa Bouba Diop's corner.

In group F, Ayegbeni Yakoubu's hat-trick helped Maccabi Haifa beat Olympiakos 3-0, the other two teams in Manchester United's section.

The Nigerian forward grabbed a hat-trick to silence the majority of the fans in Nicosia's GSP stadium, where Haifa are playing their home matches because of security concerns.

Suspended for last week's 5-2 loss to Manchester United, Yakoubu opened the scoring in the 27th minute with a penalty.

He scored a second on the hour after powering his way into the area and five minutes from time completed his hat-trick after a Haifa counterattack.

AC Milan's domestic rivals Juventus also knocked in the goals as they crushed Dynamo Kiev 5-0 in Champions League group E.

Juventus' Alessandro del Piero and Marco di Vaio both scored in the 5-0 win over Dynamo Kiev
Juventus rattled in five goals

The win puts Juventus in pole position in Newcastle's group, six points ahead of Bobby Robson's side, who are bottom of the table.

Marco di Vaio gave Juve the lead in the 14th minute when he headed home a corner from Alessandro del Piero to score his first goal since moving from Parma.

Eight minutes later Mauro Camoranesi slipped a pass to del Piero, who converted with the minimum of fuss.

Di Vaio added his second with another header in the 52nd minute from a Pavel Nedved cross.

Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids made it 4-0 after he jinked past three defenders before firing home a left-foot shot.

Nedved completed the rout with a thundering drive in the 79th minute.

Goals from Patrick Kluivert and Luis Enrique gave Barcelona a 2-0 victory over Galatasaray in group H.

Luis Enrique and Frank de Boer of Barcelona celebrate the former's goal in the 2-0 win over Galatasary
Barcelona have six points after two games

Dutch striker Kluivert broke the deadlock on 27 minutes, twisting and turning before prodding home.

Barcelona kept up the pressure and Enrique headed in a corner from Thiago Motta to put the Spaniards 2-0 up in the 59th minute.

Barcelona have now won their first two games in group H following their opening victory over Club Bruges.

The only game not produce any goals on Tuesday was the disappointing encounter between Lokomotiv Moscow and Club Bruges.

Moscow captain Dmitry Loscov was sent off six minutes from time, but the Russians held on for a 0-0 draw.

Loscov was dismissed after picking up a a second yellow card in the 84th minute.

Bruges began the second half in determined fashion, but were unable to find a way through a packed Moscow defence.

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