Sporting Digest: Football

Patrick Kluivert, who had earlier been booked for dissent, was sent off for removing his shirt after scoring Milan's injury-time winner over Sampdoria in an Italian Cup third round, first leg match last night.

Deportivo La Coruna sacked their Brazilian coach, Carlos Alberto, yesterday because of poor results in the Spanish league. The former Brazilian national coach is to be replaced by his deputy, Jose Manuel Corral Garcia.