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  Wednesday, 2 October, 2002, 21:34 GMT 22:34 UK
Zidane rescues Real
Figo was part of Real's fightback in Athens
Real Madrid bounced back to draw 3-3 in Athens
Holders Real Madrid were indebted to Zinedine Zidane as they salvaged a 3-3 draw in Athens, while there were wins for Arsenal, Liverpool and Valencia in the Champions League.

Spanish giants Real Madrid went a goal behind early on against AEK Athens as Vassilis Tsartas struck before Zidane levelled after 15 minutes.

John Carew scored a brace for Valencia
John Carew scored a brace for Valencia

But the Greek side raced 3-1 up midway through the first half through Christos Maladinis and then, three minutes later, Demis Nikolaidis.

Zidane grabbed one back before the break and Guti scored the equaliser on 60 minutes to ensure Real remain in control of Group C.

Trailing three points behind Madrid are Roma, who eventually overcame 10-man Genk with a late Antonio Cassano goal after Jan Moons was sent off inside 10 minutes.

In Group A, Arsenal maintained their unbeaten record courtesy of a solitary Gilberto Silva goal on 47 minutes in Auxerre.

Germany's Borussia Dortmund remain in second, three points behind the Gunners after goals from Jan Koller, Tomas Rosicky and Marcio Amoroso saw them win 3-1 at PSV Eindhoven.

Remco van der Schaaf scored for PSV.

Meanwhile, Liverpool's commanding performance against Spartak Moscow handed them their first win in the competition and boosted Gerard Houllier's side to second, five points behind Valencia.

Striker Emile Heskey scored a brace for the Reds as Bruno Cheyrou, Sami Hyypia and Salif Diao also scored.

Borussia Dortmund's Jan Koller
Koller was a goalscorer for Dortmund

FC Basle are on the same points as Liverpool but with a worse goal difference after crashing to defeat against unbeaten Valencia.

For the Spanish champions, John Carew scored two goals inside 12 minutes and there were also strikes from Fabio Aurelio, Ruben Baraja, Pablo Aimar and Mista.

In Group D, Lyons overhauled Inter Milan at the top after goals from Sydney Govou and Sonny Anderson sealed victory.

Fabio Cannavaro got a consolation for Milan who are second, two points adrift and ahead of Ajax only on goal difference.

In Trondheim neither side could find a breakthrough as Rosenborg remain rooted to the bottom following a goalless draw with Ajax.

The next round of the Champions League will be played on 22 and 23 October.


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