European Football: Gascoigne is overshadowed by Massaro

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DESPITE a performance of occasional brilliance from Paul Gascoigne, Milan won 1-0 at Lazio yesterday to claim a six- point lead in Italy's Serie A, writes Rupert Metcalf.

Although he tired after the interval, Gascoigne's first-half exhibition of dribbling skills should have brought some reward for the Romans. Instead, it was the champions who struck late in the half, when Daniele Massaro headed in after a lob from Stefano Eranio came back off the bar.

Juventus lost Andreas Moller to a first-half red card, but still took the lead in the Turin derby through a Roberto Baggio free- kick before Daniele Fortunato equalised for Torino. The 1-1 draw kept Juventus above Parma, who lost 3-2 at Foggia despite taking a two-goal lead through Gianfranco Zola and Faustino Asprilla. Igor Kolyvanov scored twice in the home side's comeback.

Romario hit a hat-trick in Barcelona's 8-1 demolition of Osasuna but Deportivo La Coruna still hold a five-point lead in Spain, after Jose Ribera's first goal of the season earned a 1-0 win at Real Sociedad last night. In the Madrid derby, Real Madrid beat Atletico 1-0 thanks to a late winner from 20-year-old Jose Morales, which kept his side in second place.

Bayern Munich secured their first victory under Franz Beckenbauer with a 3-1 success at Leipzig but unheralded Duisburg, who beat the defending champions, Werder Bremen, are the leaders in Germany.

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