Uefa Cup round-up L-Z
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roma signalled their Uefa Cup intentions with a thumping 5-1 win over Aris Saloniki.Roma all but booked their place in the group stages of the Uefa Cup with a thumping 5-1 win over Aris Saloniki.
The Gillarossi got off to a dream start with Alberto Aquilani finding the net in the very first minute.
Christian Panucci added a second on 21 minutes and Vincenzo Montella quickly grabbed a third (27).
Fernando Sanjurjo pulled a goal back for the visitors on 38 minutes, but Panucci netted his second two minutes before the break to restore the three-goal cushion.
Roma skipper Francesco Totti completed the rout on 53 minutes to leave the second leg a mere formality.
Monaco eased the pressure on Didier Deschamps with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Willem II at Stade Louis II.
Olivier Kapo fired Monaco in front on 24 minutes and Emmanuel Adebayor doubled the lead three minutes after the break to put Monaco in firm control of the tie.
Palermo picked up a hard-fought 2-1 win over Anorthosis Famagusta.
Eugenio Corini the Italian side the lead after just five minutes and Franco Brienza added a second from the penalty spot on 29 minutes.
Former Newcastle star and Anorthosis player/manager Temuri Ketsbaia gave the Cyrpiots a lifeline with a goal 13 minutes from time to set them up nicely for the second leg in a fortnight.
Tromso caused a shock with a 1-0 win over Turkish giants Galatasaray in Norway.
Tamas Szekeres netted the only goal of the game on 78 minutes to give Tromso a slender lead to take to Turkey.
Stuttgart got their Uefa Cup campaign off to a winning start with a comfortable 2-0 win over Slovenian side NK Domzale.
Danish international Jon Dahl Tomasson sent Stuttgart on their way with the opener after just seven minutes.
Christian Genter added a second a minute from the end to put Stuttgart in pole position for the group stages of the Uefa Cup.
Cork fell to a 2-0 defeat to Slavia Prague in the first leg of their Uefa Cup first round tie.
The Eircom League leaders were undone by two second half goals from their Czech Republic opponents.
Tomas Hrdlicka broke Cork's resistance just past the hour mark with the opener for Slavia.
Karel Pitak added a second 12 minutes from time to leave Cork facing an uphill battle in the second leg in a fortnight's time.
AEK Athens picked up an encouraging goalless draw with Russian side Zenit St Petersburg in their first leg, first round encounter.Rennes produced a brilliant performance to overcome Osasuna 3-1 at Stade de la Route-de-Lorient.
Alexander Frei broke the deadlock for the home side on 28 minutes, but former Aston Villa man Savo Milosevic drew Osasuna level five minutes after the restart.
Frei restored Rennes' lead on 74 minutes and they ensured they will have a two-goal advantage to take to Spain when substitute Youssef Hadji found the net seven minutes from the end.
Sevilla were held to a goalless draw at home by German side Mainz in their first leg contest.
Polish side Groclin picked up an impressive 1-1 draw with Lens in France to set themselves up nicely for the second leg.
Da Hilton gave Lens the lead on 13 minutes, but the lead proved short-lived as Piotr Rocki drew Groclin level seconds later.
Lens piled forward in search of a winner, but Groclin held on to secure a valuable draw.
Lokomotiv Moscow came from a goal down to beat SK Brann 2-1 in Norway.
Scottish striker Robbie Winters gave Brann the lead a minute before the break.
Francesco Ruopolo drew Lokomotiv level on 72 minutes and Igor Lebedenko netted the winner for the visitors six minutes later.
Shakhtar Donetsk have one foot in the next round after a 4-1 win over Debrecen.
Blumer Elano gave the Ukrainian's the lead after just two minutes and Brandao doubled the advantage on 32 minutes.
Brandao grabbed his second and his side's third from the penalty spot right on the stroke of half time.
Andriy Vorobey made it 4-0 on 73 minutes, but Ibrahim Sidibe gave Debrecen a slight chance for the second leg pulling a goal back in the final minute.
Sampdoria earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Vitoria Setubal.
Francesco Flachi gave Sampdoria the lead on 13 minutes, but Oumar Tchomogo levelled for Setubal a minute after the break.
Viking have a narrow advantage over Austria Vienna after a 1-0 win in Stavanger.
Mambo Mumba netted the only goal of the game on 71 minutes.
Steaua Bucharest all but booked their place in the second round with a convincing 3-0 win at Valerenga.
Matei Radoi opened the scoring for the visitors on 22 minutes and Victoras Iacob doubled the lead 12 minutes later
Dorin Goian added a third on 73 minutes to leave Valerenga with a mountain to climb in the second leg.
Partizan Belgrade put themselves in pole position for the next round after a 2-0 victory at Maccabi Petach Tikva.
Simon Vukcevic opened the scoring for Partizan on 33 minutes and Miroslav Radonjic added a second a minute after the break.
Metallurg Donetsk picked up an impressive 1-1 draw away to PAOK Salonika.
Dimitris Salpigidis gave the Greek side the lead on 23 minutes, but Serhiy Shyschenko grabbed a crucial away goal on 67 minutes to earn Metallurg a draw.
Milivoje Novakovic' s last-gasp goal earned Litex Lovech a 2-2 draw with Genk.
Former Millwall striker Bob Peeters fired Genk in front on 53 minutes, but Mihail Venkov drew Litex level on 65 minutes.
Nenad Stojaniv restored Genk's lead five minutes from time and it seemed like being enough for the Belgians until Novakovic popped up in the dying seconds with an equaliser for the home side.
Click on fixture for full match summary:
Lens 1-1 Groclin
Grazer AK 02 Strasbourg
Litex Lovetch 2-2 Genk
Maccabi Petach Tikva 0-2 Partizan Belgrade
Monaco 2-0 Willem II
PAOK Salonika 1-1 Metallurg Donetsk
Palermo 2-1 Anorthosis Famagusta
Rennes 3-1 Osasuna
Roma 5-1 Aris Salonika
Brann 1-2 Lokomotiv Moscow
Sevilla 0-0 Mainz
Shakhtar Donetsk 4-1 Debrecen
Slavia Prague 2-0 Cork
Tromso 1-0 Galatasaray
Valerenga 0-3 Steaua Bucharest
Stuttgart 2-0 Domzale
Viking 1-0 Austria Vienna
Vitoria Setubal 1-1 Sampdoria
Zenit St Petersburg 0-0 AEK Athens