Uefa Cup Round-up: Italy
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lazio were in impressive form to pick up a 3-0 win away from home against MetalurgsLazio were in impressive form to pick up a 3-0 win away from home against Metalurg.
Three goals in the space of eight second half minutes gave the Roman side the ideal start in the Uefa Cup, and they will now have home advantage for the second leg.
Tommaso Rocchi gave Lazio the lead on 73 minutes, and Cesar doubled the advantage just two minutes later.
The Ukrainian side looked a spent force, and Goran Pandev added a third on 85 to complete the convincing victory.
Coach Mimmo Caso will now be looking to continue the form in the return leg, in front of the Stadio Olimpico crowd.
Udinese were shocked to lose their away leg 3-1 to Panionios.
Travis Dodd had opened the scoring in the 27th minute only for Udinese's Giampiero Pinzi to level within a minute.
However, thoughts of holding on for an away draw were ended when Panagiotis Giannopoulos grabbed a brace to sink the Bianconeri.
The only sour note for the hosts was the dismissal of Alexis Tziolis for two yellow cards in the final two minutes.
Massimo Maccarone scored a hat-trick for Parma, but the Italian side conceded twice at home to NK Maribor to set up a tense second leg.
Maccarone scored after eight minutes but Andrej Kvas' penalty levelled the score.
The on-loan Middlesbrough man then looked to have given his side control of the tie with two more on 25 and 67, but a late Miha Golob goal rocked the Gialloblu.