Sporting Digest: Football

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Jorge Valdano, the Real Madrid coach who was banned from the touchline for a month and fined dollars 5,300 (pounds 3,500) for fielding four foreign players instead of three in a recent Spanish league match, has had his suspension lifted and fine reduced to dollars 800 on appeal.

Fans of Milan, who went out of the Italian Cup on Wednesday, threw projectiles on to the visiting goalkeeper, Internazionale's Gianluca Pagliuca, Italy's World Cup keeper. The incident came on the same day that their appeal against a Champions' League two-point penalty over a bottle throwing incident was turned down.

BORD GAIS LEAGUE OF IRELAND Premier Division: Dundalk 1 Galway 0.

FRENCH LEAGUE: Lyon 1 (Bardon 74) Bordeaux 1 (Valdeir 73).

ITALIAN CUP Third round: Cagliari 1 (Dely Valdes 89) Parma 1 (Sensini 90) (Parma win 3-1 on aggregate).

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: South American Super Cup semi-finals (second leg): Independiente (Arg) 4 Cruzeiro (Bra) 0 (Independiente win 4-1 on aggregate); Sao Paulo (Bra) 1 Boca Juniors (Arg) 0 (Boca Juniors win 2-1 on aggregate).

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