Football: Red cards mark exit for Poles

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KATOWICE bowed out of the Uefa Cup in disarray last night, having three players sent off during their 2-1 defeat by Galatasaray in Istanbul.

The Polish migration began after the Turks, already 1-0 ahead on the night and on aggregate through Sukur Hakan, were awarded a penalty in the 56th minute. Roman Szewczyk persisted with his protest against the decision until the Welsh referee, Rodger Gifford, sent him off.

The former Cologne player Falko Gotz converted the penalty, and though Katowice pulled a goal back their hopes disappeared when Lezlow and Juercaiski were also sent off.

David Platt played a controlling midfield role as Juventus made their expected progress at the expense of Anorthosis in Larnaca. Pierluigi Casiraghi scored twice in the second half of a 4-0 victory over the Cypriots which took Juve into Friday's second-round draw on a 10-1 aggregate.

Fifteen Swedes were arrested for their part in a rampage through Aarhus before AIK Stockholm's 1-1 draw in the Cup-Winners' Cup with the local Danish club, who won through on the away goals rule. Shop windows were smashed and cars overturned in disturbances police blamed on drink.