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  Wednesday, 25 September, 2002, 22:06 GMT 23:06 UK
Madrid master Genk
Raul heads the ball against Genk
Raul was one of the European Cup holder's goalscorers
Real Madrid crushed Genk 6-0 with an irresistible attacking display at the Bernabeu in the group C game - and this with Ronaldo still to make his debut.

A two-goal burst in the final minute of the first half put Real on their way.

Guti's shot from the edge of the box was deflected in by Didier Zokora and 30 seconds later Michel Salgado made it 2-0 with a neat turn and shot.

Luis Figo added a third from the penalty spot 10 minutes after the break after Ivan Helguera was brought down.

Further goals from Guti, Albert Celades and Raul completed victory for Real, who beat AS Roma 3-0 in their opening game last week.

On Tuesday the performances of AC Milan and Juventus against Deportivo La Coruna and Dynamo Kiev had been outstanding.

Serie A's two other Champion League representatives - Roma and Inter Milan - proved less convincing, but they nevertheless secured important results.

AS Roma's Gabriel Batistuta is sandwiched by Mauricio Wright and Mihalis Kapsis  of AEK Athens
Roma's campaign is up and running

Roma secured a point in the 0-0 draw away at AEK Athens - a result that lifts Fabio Capello's side off the bottom of the group C table.

Roma had slightly the better of a cagey first half with Vincent Candela and Gabriel Batistuta forcing a double save from AEK goalkeeper Dionysis Hiotis.

The Italian side also produced some slick passing and movement after the break but failed to create any clear opportunities.

The hosts had a penalty appeal turned down with 15 minutes remaining.

In the San Siro stadium Inter Milan narrowly beat Ajax 1-0.

In the 74th minute Hernan Crespo connected with a long ball into the area from compatriot Matias Almeyda to poke the ball past Ajax goalkeeper Henk Timmer.

Inter Milan's Hector Cuper
Cuper is learning to live without Ronaldo

Ajax had been on top until the goal and played some impressive football, but apart from a fierce strike from Hatem Trabelsi they were unable to turn neat possession into goals.

Striker Tony Vairelles hit a brace and playmaker Eric Carriere scored one goal and set up two others to inspire Olympique Lyon to a 5-0 win over Rosenborg in group D.

Lyon's win revives their hopes of qualifying for the last 16 after last week's defeat by Ajax.

Carriere opened the scoring from close-range after out-manoeuvring two defenders in the sixth minute before crossing for Vairelles who volleyed home.

The international midfielder, in one of his best performances this season, passed for captain Sonny Anderson to net his side's third goal in the 35th minute.

Vairelles added a fourth goal in first-half injury time before substitute Peggy Luyindula wrapped up the game by heading home a cross from Eric Deflandre.

Lyon goalkeeper Gregory Coupet saved a penalty by midfielder Bent Skammelsrud two minutes into the second half.

Lyon midfielder Eric Carriere
Carriere inspired Lyon against Rosenborg

Inter top the group with four points, one point ahead of Ajax and Lyon.

Beaten by Arsenal in their opening group A game, German champions Borussia Dortmund bounced back for a 2-1 victory over French side AJ Auxerre.

Czech striker Jan Koller exploited a blunder from Auxerre defender Johan Radet to open the scoring after six minutes.

With 12 minutes left substitute Marcio Amoroso double the German club's advantage with an angled shot from inside the box.

Auxerre's Zimbabwean striker Benjani Mwaruwari scored from close range seven minutes from time to set up a tense finish.

Dortmund's win was the first for a German club in the Champions League, after two defeats for Bayer Leverkusen and a defeat and a draw for Bayern Munich.

In the other game in group B - Liverpool's section - Valencia earned an easy 3-0 victory over Spartak Moscow.

The Spanish champions lead the group with six points, two points ahead of Basle and five points ahead of Liverpool.

Miguel Angel Angulo put the Spanish champions ahead five minutes into the game, before two substitutes completed the win.

Mista, who replaced John Carew shortly after the interval, added the second in the 71st minute after a cross from Rufete.

Another substitute, Juan Sanchez, finished off the struggling Russian champions six minutes from time.

Spartak have now gone 13 matches without a win in the Champions League and remain bottom of the group with no points or goals from two games.


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