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banner Thursday, 22 February, 2001, 20:41 GMT
PSV withstand Parma fightback
Savo Milosevic
Milosevic scored twice in five minutes
Parma 3-2 PSV Eindhoven (Agg: 4-4. Parma through on away goals)

Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Parma - but still qualified for the Uefa Cup quarter-finals on the away goals rule.

PSV, who won the first leg 2-1 at home last week, were two goals up at half-time thanks to strikes from Dane Dennis Rommerdahl and Yugoslav striker Mateja Kezman.

Mateja Kezman
Kezman hit PSV's crucial second

But Parma, Uefa Cup winners in 1995 and 1999, then staged a remarkable comeback to score three times in the last 30 minutes.

Savo Milosevic struck twice in the space of five minutes and Colombian teenager Johnnier Montano levelled the aggregate scores in the final minute.

The Italians beseiged the PSV goal in injury time but failed in their bid to find the fourth goal which would have secured a place in the last eight.

PSV's defeat was their first in any competition since early November, when they lost to Anderlecht in the Champions League.


Inter Milan 0-2 Alaves (Agg: 3-5)

Jordi Cruyff
Jordi Cruyff set Alaves on the way

Late goals from Jordi Cruyff and Ivan Tomic gave Spanish club Alaves a shock win at Inter Milan, whose fans reacted angrily to the result.

After a dull first half Alaves, playing in European competition for the first time, twice went close after the break and had a header from Javi Moreno ruled out.

But Cruyff put them ahead with a low long-range shot 12 minutes from time.

Five minutes later, Tomic finished off a counter-attack with a perfect strike from the left.

The second goal prompted Inter fans to hurl objects and seating on to the field, holding up the game for several minutes, and there were angry scenes around the director's box as fans of the struggling Serie A giants protested the latest episode in their nightmare season.


Barcelona 5-0 AEK Athens (Agg: 6-0)

Luis Enrique
Luis Enrique blasted a hat-trick

Luis Enrique blasted a a hat-trick as Barcelona strolled to victory over 10-man Athens.

Enrique, who also scored the only goal of the first leg, extended his side's lead on 22 minutes as he turned in a cross from Pep Guardiola.

AEK's chances, already looking slim, were all but killed off on 29 minutes as Michalis Kapsis looked desperately unlucky to be given a red card after Patrick Kluivert, racing through on goal, went down under what appeared to be the faintest of challenges.

Two minutes later, Enrique made the game safe for Barca with a fine run and strike.

Rivaldo converted a through ball from Kluivert on 57 minutes and Enrique completed his hat-trick three minutes later before substitute Gerard completed the scoring from the penalty spot.


Nantes 2-1 Porto (Agg: 3-4)

Striker Jesus Pena scored a superb solo goal to send Porto through, despite a 2-1 defeat iin Nates.

Pena struck after 35 minutes as Porto struggled through 4-3 on aggregate after winning the first leg match 3-1 a week earlier in Portugal.

Nantes grabbed a 68th minute equaliser through substitute Marama Vahirua - the third straight game in which the Tahiti-born striker has come on and scored.

Sylvain Armand added a second goal at the far post in the 74th minute after a blunder by goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov.

But Nantes, who are chasing a domestic treble, could not find a third goal to force extra time.


Bordeaux 1-2 Rayo Vallecano (Agg: 2-6)

Ulrich Rame
Rame saw red for a clumsy challenge

Rayo Vallecano cruised through the Uefa Cup quarter finals with a 6-2 aggregate victory over Bordeaux.

Having won the home leg 4-1 a week earlier, the Spaniards were always in control.

And when Bordeaux had goalkeeper Ulrich Rame sent off after only 18 minutes, the French side were in even deeper trouble.

Rame saw red for a reckless challenge on striker Jon Perez Bolo to concede the penalty from which Luis Cembranos fired home.

Bordeaux got back on level terms within four minutes when a cross from Christophe Dugarry was headed into his own net by defender Mingo.

Bolo made it 2-1 - and put the tie beyond Bordeaux's reach - when he took advantage of the lack of defensive numbers to slide the ball past substitute keeper Frederic Roux in the 50th minute.


Kaiserslautern 1-0 Sparta Prague (Agg: 1-0)

Vratislav Lokvenc
Lokvenc sent his countrymen packing

A superb second-half goal by Czech striker Vratislav Lokvenc gave Kaiserslautern the narrowest of victories over Slavia Prague.

Lokvenc fired an angled volley from just inside the area to claim the only goal of the two-legged tie and send his countrymen crashing out.

The 1998 German champions had most of possession but were out of sorts in front of goal until Lokvenc struck.

Kaiserslautern, who will appear in the last eight of the UEFA Cup for the first time since 1983, now meet PSV Eindhoven.


Celta Vigo 2-1 Vfb Stuttgart (Agg: 2-1)

Celta Vigo reached the UEFA Cup quarter-finals for the third year in a row with a narrow victory over Stuttgart.

After a 0-0 draw in Germany last week, a goal in each half from Russian internationals Valery Karpin and Alexander Mostovoi in the second leg saw Celta complete a magnificent night for Spanish football as all four of their sides reached the last eight.

Celta's victory means they will now face Spanish rivals Barcelona in two weeks' time.

It took only six minutes for the home side to take the lead as Karpin fired home.

Celta dominated the rest of the half, but the German's pulled level when Marcelo Bordon's corner was volleyed home by Stefan Blank.

It looked as though it would not be the Spanish side's night as they peppered the Stuttgart goal throughout the second half, but the ball failed to cross the line.

But Mostovoi sealed a deserved victory as he latched onto a lobbed pass in the area and stretched to hit home five minutes from time.

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