UEFA Soccer Roundup
LONDON (AP) _ Russian Alexandre Mostovoi, Estonian Valery Karpin and Bosnian Vladimir Gudelj scored second-half goals Tuesday as Spain’s Celta rallied for a 3-1 win over England’s Liverpool in the third round, first leg of the UEFA Cup.
In the first-ever all-French UEFA Cup match, Monaco came from behind twice against French league leaders Marseille for a 2-2 tie.
Spain, like France with four teams in the competition, had its own national showdown as Real Sociedad upset Altetico Madrid 2-1 on a late Atletico own goal.
Two of Italy’s three clubs in the competition got victories: Roma 1-0 at home over FC Zurich, and host Bologna 4-1 against Spain’s Betis. Parma drew 1-1 at Scotland’s Rangers.
The two other French clubs in the UEFA Cup prospered. Bordeaux rallied for a 3-3 draw at Swiss team Grasshoppers, and Lyon beat Club Brugge 1-0.
In Vigo, Spain, Liverpool was playing its 178th European match and Spain’s Celta only its seventh. But Celta was the class act. Struggling Liverpool, outplayed for much of the match by the quick-passing Spanish side, took a 1-0 lead on 18-year-old Michael Owen’s breakaway goal in the 35th.
But Celta tied it in the 48th with perfect passing. Juan Sanchez chipped a header to Mostovoi, who scored from 12 yards. Nine minutes later, Karpin sent home the winner from 15 yards. Gudelj made it 3-1 in second-half injury time on more poor Liverpool defending.
The late goal could prove crucial in the second leg in two weeks as clubs bid for the quarterfinals.
In Monte Carlo, Monaco rallied twice for the draw as Belgian referee Amand Ancion sent off Marseille’s Florian Maurice and Monaco’s Franck Dumas.
In Rome, Francesco Totti converted a penalty kick in second-half injury time for AS Roma. Zurich protested the referee’s decision when Totti was pushed by defender Franco Di Jorio close to the Swiss net as he tried to reach a long cross in the 91st minute.
Totti’s goal extended Roma’s unbeaten streak to 15 games at Rome’s Olympic Stadium, but failed to excite home fans who occasionally jeered the unimpressive play.
In Bologna, Russian Igor Kolyvanov scored one goal and set up two others, and Daniele Fontolan scored twice.
In Lyon, Lyon defeated FC Brugge despite having Swiss striker Marco Grassi sent off in the first half after striking Yugoslav defender Milan Lesnjak. Polish defender Jacek Bak scored the vital goal in the third minute of first-half injury time.
In San Sebastian, Spain, Atletico’s Roberto Fresnedoso scored an own goal in the 85th minute after Atletico was reduced to nine men.
In Zurich, Sylvain Wiltord scored in the sixth minute to give Bordeaux a 1-0 lead, and then his goal in the 73rd salvaged the tie.
In Glasgow, Rod Wallace got the tying goal for Rangers. The Scots fell behind on Abel Balbo’s 51st-minute goal, but evened in the 68th.