Football: Two-goal salvo lifts Milan to second

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TWO GOALS in a minute before half-time helped Milan to victory over Galatasaray and moved them into second place behind Chelsea's conquerors, Hertha Berlin, in Group H of the Champions' League last night.

Leonardo opened the scoring at San Siro and Andriy Shevchenko doubled the advantage soon after. Although the winger Umit Davala responded for Galatasaray, the Turkish outfit could not find an equaliser and, along with Chelsea, have just one point to show for their two games so far.

In Group G, Bordeaux won an exciting game against the Dutch side Willem II. The French champions were two goals up after Raymond Victoria's own goal after 17 minutes and Lilian Laslandes' effort five minutes later. But Yassine Abdellaoui and Ousmane Sanou drew the Dutchmen level. The substitute Pascal Feindouno then scored Bordeaux's winner.

In the same group Spartak Moscow drew with Sparta Prague, Artyom Bezrodny's 73rd-minute effort cancelling out Vratislav Lokvenc's 17th-minute opener for Sparta.

Valencia, opening-day conquerors of Rangers in Group F, were pegged back at PSV Eindhoven. Argentina's Claudio Lopez gave the Spaniards the lead, but Ruud Van Nistelrooij's penalty earned a draw.

In Group E, there were wins for Real Madrid and Porto, Januario Esquerdinho and Mario Jardel bringing the Portuguese victory over Olympiakos.

John Toshack's Real side were even more impressive, cruising to a 4-1 victory over the Norwegian side, Molde.