Football: Milan humiliated at home

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Juventus confirmed their domination of Serie A with a 6-1 rout of Milan in the San Siro last night. It was the first time Milan have conceded six goals in a league match in nearly 50 years.

Vladimir Jugovic and Christian Vieri scored two goals each and Zinedine Zidane and Nicola Amoruso added to Milan's suffering. The result extended Juventus's unbeaten run to 11 matches and maintained their six-point lead in the table.

Milan had been showing signs of a resurgence under Arrigo Sacchi after a terrible start to the season, but last night's humiliation was their biggest-ever defeat by their old rivals. Irate Milan fans demonstrated in front of the directors' box, calling for Sacchi to be sacked.

Parma moved closer towards winning a place in the European Cup for the first time by beating Sampdoria 3-0. Two goals by Hernan Crespo and a third from Nestor Sensini tightened their grip on second place and automatic entry into the revamped Champions' League. Parma have a four-point lead over Bologna and Internazionale.

Cagliari gained vital points in their mission to escape the relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 win over Roma.

Borussia Dortmund, the German champions, have said that the Brazilian international Julio Cesar, who has a knee injury, will not be fit in time for the European Cup semi-final first leg match against Manchester United on Wednesday.

However, they are still hoping that Karlheinz Riedle, who has a groin injury, and Heiko Herrlich, who has hurt his shoulder, will play. A decision about Riedle will be made on Tuesday while Herrlich is expected to start the match on the bench.