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  Thursday, 31 October, 2002, 19:08 GMT
Lazio sink Red Star
Red Star Belgrade goalkeeper Ivan Randjelovic gathers the ball ahead of Lazio's Simone Inzaghi
A minute's silence was held for earthquake victims
Italian giants Lazio squeezed past former European champions Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in the Uefa Cup second round first leg.

Lazio midfielder Stefano Fiore pounced after just 10 minutes at the Olympic stadium.

After knocking out Chievo in the first round, a youthful Red Star side had the better chances with Branko Boskovic going close with a header just after the restart.

In the closing stages Marian Markovic and Mihailo Pjanovic went close for the visitors before Lazio almost grabbed another when Simone Inzaghi headed just over.

Italy's other representatives, Parma , secured a a 2-1 win over Poland's Wisla Krakow.

Massimo Donati's superb shot gave Parma the lead on 26 minutes, though early in the second-half Maciej Zarawski fired home from the edge of the penalty area to level the scores.

With 16 minutes left Adrian Mutu restored Parma's lead when he beat Angelo Hugues with a beautiful curling free-kick.

Celta Vigo scored twice in two minutes to break Viking Stavanger's resistance as the Spanish side ran out 3-0 winners.

Celta made a uncertain side but took the lead when Jose Ignacio poked the ball home on 35 minutes.

The Spaniards added a second with their next attack, this time Edu pouncing from close range.

Benni McCarthy further extended Celta's lead with a fine curling shot 13 minutes from time.

Parma's Hidetoshi Nakata holds off Wisla Krakow's Maciej Stolarczyk
Italy has just two Uefa Cup representatives

Former Uefa Cup champions Anderlecht scored twice in five minutes through Nenad Jestrovic on their way to a 3-1 first leg triumph at home to Denmark's Midtjylland.

Paris St Germain registered an impressive 2-0 away win over National Bucharest, with goals from Laurent Leroy after six minutes and Andre Luiz midway through the second half.

An own goal from Werder Bremen's Frank Verlaat gave Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem a 2-1 win after Verlaat had earlier equalised for the German visitors.

In other games, Porto of Portugal beat Austria Vienna 1-0 while Bartosz Karwan's 90th minute winner gave Bundesliga Hertha Berlin a 1-0 victory at APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus.

The goal provided a much-needed morale booster for Karwan.

The Polish Poland midfielder had been due come on as a substitute in Hertha's Bundesliga match against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, but he had left his shirt in the dressing room.

Infuriated coach Huub Stevens ordered him back to the bench.

But when the call came again in the first leg of the second round the 26-year-old was better prepared.

Paris Saint-Germain's Jose da Silva of Paris Saint-Germain chases the ball with FC National Bucharest's Leonard Nemteanu
PSG ran out comfortable winners in Romania

Meanwhile Sparta Prague will take a 1-0 aggregate lead to Turkey for their second leg against Denizlispor after Jiri Jarosik's 20th minute goal in the first leg.

City rivals Slavia Prague face a struggle to turn around their tie with Partizan Belgrade after going down 3-1.

Danko Lazovic and Sasa Ilic gave Partizan a two-goal lead and although Richard Dostalek pulled one back after 57 minutes,

Zvonimir Vukic made the game safe for Partizan 12 minutes later with their third spectacular strike of the evening.


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