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banner Monday, 8 January, 2001, 11:07 GMT
Roma continue record start
Roma celebrate
Roma celebrate their Tomassi's second goal
Italy

AS Roma extended their lead at the top of the Serie A table to eight points after a weekend of upsets and violence.

Roma were the only side in the top eight to win, while city rivals Lazio's 2-1 defeat by Napoli was overshadowed by violence before, during and after the game at the Olympic stadium.

The big match in Italy at the weekend was the San Siro derby between AC Milan and Internazionale.

Milan twice came from behind after Hakan Sukur and Luigi Di Biagio had put Inter ahead. In between those goals came a Zvonimir Boban strike with Oliver Bierhoff equalising six minutes from time.

While Milan stay sixth, AS Roma extended their lead at the top to eight points.

Roma defeated third-placed Atalanta away despite being reduced to ten men. Marco Delvecchio and Damiano Tomassi scored the goals.

They have 32 points from 13 matches - a record for this stage of the season since the three-points-for-a-win rule was introduced in 1994. Juventus are second on 24 ahead and Atalanta third on 22.

"The standings look good at the moment but there's a long way to go yet," said Roma coach Fabio Capello, who was without injured Argentine striker Gabriel Batistuta for the testing trip to Bergamo.

Parma AC were beaten 2-0 at home by bottom club Reggina, who had lost nine of their previous 12 matches, while second-placed Juventus drew 3-3 with Fiorentina.

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    Spain

    As the Liga resumed, Real Madrid recorded a seventh straight victory to defeat CD Alaves 3-1.

    Raul
    Raul was on target for Real
    They remain second behind Valencia, who defeated Real Santander 1-0 with a John Carew goal.

    John Toshack's third spell at Real Sociedad began with a 1-1 draw with Real Zaragoza.

    Barcelona almost let a three-goal lead slip against Real Oviedo, but held on to win 3-2.

    Espanyol striker Oscar Garcia was taken to hospital in Barcelona after swallowing his tongue in a freak accident in the 2-0 win over Numancia. He was later discharged.

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    France

    In League Cup action, Olympique Marseille crashed to a 4-2 defeat by second division Le Havre, but Monaco put their poor form behind them to defeat holders holders Gueugnon.

    Paris Saint-Germain also succumbed to second division opposition with AS Nancy pulling off a 3-1 victory.

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