More misery for Ince as Inter go out

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Paul Ince's season went from bad to worse last night when Internazionale were knocked out of the Uefa Cup by the Swiss club, Lugano. As his former Manchester United colleagues were going out of the competition at Old Trafford, the suspended Ince watched from the sidelines in Milan as Inter lost 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate).

Ottavio Bianchi, the Inter coach, was dismissed on Monday after the team's poor start to the season and Ince has been under fire for his below-par performances.

Although they had failed to score, Inter were only four minutes away from securing their place in the second round on away goals when a powerful free kick by Jose Carrasco beat Gianluca Pagliuca. The home fans in the San Siro stadium jeered their side off the pitch.

Jurgen Klinsmann scored twice in the first half as Bayern Munich, who had lost the first leg at home 1-0, overpowered Lokomotiv Moscow 5-0 in Russia. Further goals by Andreas Herzog, Mehmet Scholl and Thomas Strunz sealed the tie.

Raith Rovers lost 1-0 away to the Icelandic side, Akranes, but went through 3-2 on aggregate. Scott Thomson, the Raith goalkeeper, was promised a double win bonus by his chairman, Alex Penman, following his outstanding performance. Thomson made a series of spectacular saves as Akranes totally overran a ragged Raith side. Arnar Gunnlaugsson scored the only goal in the 51st minute.

Ronaldo, PSV Eindhoven's Brazilian striker, scored four goals in a 7- 1 victory over the Finnish side, MyPa-47. Abel Balbo scored twice as Roma beat Neuchatel Xamax 4-0 to go through 5-1 on aggregate.

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