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Hard as they battled, Glasgow were no match for a glittering Toulon side, who sailed into the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup as the winners of pool two after a 15-8 victory powered by Jonny Wilkinson’s boot.

Football: Rangers need ingenuity to upset Parma

BARRY FERGUSON discovered the hard way last season that a reputation is not always a good thing. Tonight the Rangers playmaker will stay in the background, hopeful that his sacrifice can help Rangers claim a centre- stage place among Europe's elite.

Football: Two huge clubs, one pot of gold

`Uefa's draw has paired the heaviest spenders at this stage - pounds 100m of talent will be on show'; Phil Gordon finds Parma and Rangers playing for high stakes

Football: Rangers ready to tackle Parma

Rangers 3 Haka 0 Rangers win 7-1 on aggregate

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The Weasel

A climb up 192 steps brings insights into a lighthouse keeper's hosiery, while the sweet folly of youth takes its toll with a trip to the dentist

Sport On TV: Parma flannel, blues brothers and the vicar

IT'S A fair assumption that the man in the Beeb camp when the season's football schedules were haggled over has a collection of Betamax videos at home. His dad may well have a Sinclair C5 in the garage and his grandad is a certainty to have backed Craganour in the Derby.

Football: Parma seize Blanc's gift

Marseilles 0 Parma 3

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The Critics: Cinema: `Aprile' is the dullest film

Aprile (15) Director: Nanni Moretti Starring: Nanni Moretti, Silvio Orlando, Silvia Nono, Pietro Moretti 78 mins

Football: Italian Preview

FIORENTINA, WHO took Serie A by storm early in the season but have slipped to third place behind Lazio, entertain second-placed Parma live on Channel 4 tomorrow in a game both sides need to win to keep their scudetto hopes alive.

Football: Parma keeper linked with United switch: RUMOURS

MANCHESTER UNITED have found the man they want to succeed Peter Schmeichel in the 21-year-old Italian Gianluigi Buffon, according to the People, who say United have offered pounds 4m for the Parma goalkeeper. But the report suggests that Milan are also in the hunt and Parma may hold out for pounds 5.5m. The same paper reckons former United target Mark Bosnich has put off Roma by asking for pounds 60,000 a week.

Football: Three sent off as Inter lose control

INTERNAZIONALE LOST 2-0 at home to Parma in an Italian Cup semi- final first-leg match last night, ending the tie with eight men after three players were sent off for dissent in the space of two minutes.

Football: Porrini off as Rangers bow out

Parma 3 Rangers 1: Parma win 4-2 on aggregate

Football: Parma end Rangers' hopes

Parma 3 Rangers 1 Parma win 4-2 on aggregate

Football: Ferguson in line to quell Veron

IAN FERGUSON has been given the daunting task of man-marking the Argentinian, Juan Veron, as Rangers
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