Uefa Cup Round-up: P-Z
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Schalke romped to a 5-1 victory over Metalurgs in the Uefa Cup first round.Schalke romped to a 5-1 victory over Metalurgs, to put one foot in the Uefa Cup second round.
The German side has taken the lead through Ebbe Sand, but were surprisingly pegged back on level terms at half time when Alexander Katasonovs scored for the visitors.
However, the Bundesliga side got firmly back on top in the second half, with Sand scoring his second of the match to restore the lead, and grabbing a third to seal his hat-trick on the hour mark.
Goals from Levan Kobiashvili and Gerald Asamoah put a gloss on the scoreline to the delight of the Arena Aufschalke crowd.
Basel got a crucial away goal on their trip to Russia, although they were held to a 1-1 draw by Terek Grozny.
The hosts are ostensibly Chechen but play their home games in Russia, and Andrei Fedkov gave them the lead.
The Russian cup winners are the first side outside the Russian top flight to play in Europe, and they desperately tried to cling on to their lead.
However, Basel's Christian Gimenez levelled on 57, and it will be the Swiss side that hold the advantage going into the second leg.
Crvena Zvezda, better known as Red Star Belgrade, crumbled to a heavy defeat to Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg.
A brace by Andrei Arshavin, and goals from Alexander Gorshkov and Alexander Kerzhakov put Zenit in a commanding position with a leg to play.
Utrecht proved far too strong for Djurgardens, running out 4-0 winners.
Goals from Hans van der Haar, Dave van der Bergh and a brace from Stefaan Tanghe put the Dutch side firmly in the driving seat in the tie.
Vfl Bochum held hosts Standard Liege to a goal-less draw in the first leg, and will be the favourites in the return match.
Partizan Belgrade picked up a 3-1 win against Dinamo Bucharest.
Ionel Danciulescu scored for the visitors on 23, but goals from Ivan Tomic, Pierre Boya and Nenad Brnovic wrapped up the victory for Partizan.
PAOK Salonika look in dire trouble after succumbing to a 3-2 defeat to Dutch side AK Alkmaar.
Barry van Galen had given AK the lead on 18, but Dmitris Salpigidis levelled and Leonidas Vokolos gave the hosts the lead on 31.
However, strikes from Denny Landzaat and Martijn Meerdink gave the Dutch side a lead to take into the home leg.
Sochaux were imperious in a 4-0 win against Stabeck.
The French side were leading 1-0 at half time courtesy of Wilson Oruma's strike, but took control in the second half.
Jod Zairi, Ilan and Mickael Isabey all got on the scoresheet to put their side on top.
Steaua Bucharest won 2-1 against Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia.
Adrian Neaga had seen his eighth minute goal cancelled out by Hristo Yanev, but Nicolae Dica sealed victory for the hosts.
Polish side Amica Wronki held on for a 1-1 draw on their visit to Latvian side FK Ventspils.
Karel Gregorek had opened the scoring for the Poles, but Vits Rimkus gave the home side a crucial leveller.
Wisla Krakow edged a seven-goal thriller as they hosted Dinamo Tblisi.
Jaba Kankava and Kakhaber Aladashvili had given the visitors a two-goal lead, only for three goals in four minutes to turn the tie.
Damian Gorawski (60), Maciej Zurawski (62) and Tomasz Frankowski (64) were roared on by the 6,000-strong crowd as the hosts took the lead.
Frankowski's second extended the lead, but an own goal by Tomasz Klos gave Tblisi a third away goal going into the second leg.
Cacau was the hero for Stuttgart, scoring twice to seal a 3-1 away win against Ujpesti.
Cacau scored the opener on 25 and the third on 90 with Kevin Kuranyi also on target as the German side took a convincing lead. Gabor Nagy scored a consolation for the hosts.
Lisbon side Sporting eased to a 2-0 win against Rapid Vienna, despite being reduced to ten men.
Sporting were already ahead, courtesy of Paulo Tinga when Anderson Polga was shown his second yellow card.
However, the Portuguese side doubled their advantage four minutes from time through Da Liedsen to give themselves a cushion for the away leg.
PAOK Salonika 2-3 AZ Alkmaar
Partizan 3-1 Dinamo Bucuresti
Schalke 5-1 FK Metalurgs
Sochaux 4-0 Stabaek
Sporting v Rapid Vienna
Standard Liege 0-0 Bochum
Steaua Bucuresti 2-1 CSKA Sofia
Terek Grozny 1-1 Basel
Ujpesti 1-3 Stuttgart
Utrecht 4-0 Djurgarden
FK Ventspils 1-1 Amica Wronki
Wisla Krakow 4-3 Dinamo Tbilisi
Zenit St Petersburg 4-0 Crvena Zvezda