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  Thursday, 3 October, 2002, 22:15 GMT 23:15 UK
Uefa Cup review
Werder Bremen's Bosnian Mladen Krstajic heads the ball, before Greek Angelos Caristeas, and Ukrainian Volodymyr Yaksmanytskyy and Vyacheslav Checher
Germany's Werder Bremen rattled in eight goals
Viking Stavanger dumped Chelsea out of the Uefa Cup, beating the Premiership side 5-4 on aggregate to notch up the outstanding result of the first round.

Former Manchester United player Erik Nevland was the Viking hero, scoring twice, with his second goal three minutes from the end consigning Chelsea to a humiliating defeat.

John Terry looked to have saved Chelsea when he put them ahead on away goals by making the score 3-2, but then Nevland struck.

The defeat means Italian coach Claudio Ranieri has presided over a ignomous hat-trick of early Uefa Cup exits after losing to Israel's Hapoel Tel Aviv last season and Swiss side St Gallen the year before.

Chelsea were the only English club not to reach the second round as Leeds, Blackburn, Fulham and Ipswich all successfully negotiated tricky second leg ties.

Nick Barmby's 77th-minute equaliser gave Leeds a gritty 1-1 draw in Ukraine against Metalurg Zaporizhzhya and a 2-1 aggregate victory.

In a spiky game Zaporizhzhya had Uros Mirosavljevic sent off - he then spat in Barmby's face before leaving the pitch.

Blackburn Rovers also qualified for the second round but they were given a big scare after racing to a 3-0 lead in Bulgaria against CSKA Sofia through David Thompson, Egil Ostenstad and Damien Duff.

But the Bulgarians rallied, levelling the score at 3-3, only to then go out on the away goals rule.

Fulham had to twice come from behind to get the better of Hajduk Split, with goals from Steve Marlet and a Steed Malbranque penalty ensuring Jean Tigana's side went through 3-2 on aggregate.

Ipswich beat Sartid Smederevo in Yugoslavia 1-0 with a Marcus Bent penalty securing a 2-1 aggregate win.

Uefa may investigate after Bent later claimed he had been racially abused by supporters.

There was violence in Georgia where three policemen were hurt after the crowd threw bottles at Slovan Liberec goalkeeper Antonin Kinsky in the Czech side's 1-0 win over Dinamo Tbilisi that gave them a 4-2 aggregate win.

The match between Utrecht and Legia Warsaw was interrupted for nearly 40 minutes because of a pitch invasion.

Play was stopped after fans invaded the pitch following a goal from Cezary Kucharski in the seventh minute.

Riot police chased the spectators off the pitch and the match resumed after 38 minutes.

Brazilian Ribeiro Leite Adriano of Parma vies with Solomatine of Cska Moscow
Adriano spared Parma's blushes

An own goal from Sergei Omelyanchuk equalised for Utrecht, but Stanko Svitlica grabbed a brace to clinch a 7-2 aggregate victory for the visitors.

Portuguese side Porto, playing outside the Champions League for only the third time in 11 seasons, lost 2-0 at Polonia Warsaw but progressed thanks to their 6-0 first leg victory.

Paris St Germain, the 1996 European Cup winners' Cup winners, eased to a 4-0 aggregate success over Ujpest.

The French club won 1-0 in Hungary with a goal by Selim Benachour.

But French second division side Lorient were eliminated on the away goals rule despite beating Turkey's Denizlispor 3-1.

Werder Bremen hammered Metalurg Donetsk 8-0 to advance 10-2 on aggregate.

French playmaker Johan Micoud, fellow midfielder Tim Borowski and substitute Ivan Klasnic all scored twice.

Dutchman Frank Verlaat Greek striker Angelos Charisteas also scored as the 1992 Cup winners' Cup champions recorded their contributed to the highest win in Europe

Schalke 04, the 1997 UEFA Cup winners, cruised through 8-1 on aggregate against Gomel of Belarus after a 4-0 victory in Germany.

Italy's Uefa Cup representatives enjoyed mixed fortunes.

Chievo's first ever campaign in Europe ended abruptly against former European champions Red Star Belgrade.

Goals from Ivan Gvozdenovic and Dejan Milovanovic ensured Red Star, European Cup winners in 1991, progressed 2-0 on aggregate.

A last minute goal by Romanian striker Adrian Mutu gave Parma a narrow 3-2 win and a 4-3 aggregate victory over Russian side CSKA Moscow.

Parma looked to be on their way out after the Russians took a 2-1 lead on the night.

Betis Argentine palyer Gaston Casas celebrates his goal against Zimbru

But Mutu fired home a deflected 65th minute equaliser and then in the dying seconds, he got the better of the CSKA defence again.

Brazilian striker Adriano had given Parma, but Sergei Semak, with a brace, hit back for the Russians.

In Spain, Malaga edged pastZeljeznicar Sarajevo 1-0 on aggregate, while high-flying Real Betis strode past Zimbru Chisinau of Moldova, 4-1 on aggregate.

First-half goals from Washington Tais and Gaston Casas put Betis in control, though a penalty from Boris Cebotari provided some consolation for the visitors.

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