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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: Baggio on target for Parma

After trailing local rivals Reggiana - Serie A's bottom- placed team - 1-0 at half time, Parma underlined their championship aims with two goals in the second half to win 2-1.

Italian Football: Torino are no match for rampant Parma

ROMA continued their impressive start to the season with a 1-0 victory over Sampdoria, whose veteran goalkeeper, Walter Zenga, spared the Genoese side from a more embarrassing defeat, writes Catherine Riley.

Where shall we meet?: Tubino Bar, Exhibition Road

If you get that hollow sinking feeling at the thought of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3 you may need to fortify yourself with sausage, bacon, egg and chips (pounds 3.40, or pounds 2.90 before noon) and a bottle of beer (pounds 2) at one of the red gingham tables outside the Tubino Bar before the long hike to the Proms. Handy for the dinosaurs and easy to find from South Kensington Tube, the cafe lets you stage your own Ugliest Family in Christendom pageant as the hideously Bermuda-shorted world trudges by. Wine pounds 1.80 a glass, a dry but sustaining Parma ham and cheese on ciabatta is pounds 2.50 plus various Italian dishes. 7am-10pm Mon-Fri, 7am-5pm Sats.

Obituary: Cecil Gould

Cecil Hilton Monk Gould, art historian; born London 24 May 1918; Assistant Keeper, National Gallery 1946-62, Deputy Keeper 1962-73, Keeper and Deputy Director 1973-78; FRSA 1968; died Chard, Somerset 7 April 1994.

OPERA / Demonic invention: Nick Kimberley on Don Giovanni in Parma, Italy

Sometimes operatic disaster can actually serve to raise the dramatic temperature. So it was on the last night of Mozart's Don Giovanni at Parma's Teatro Regio: emerging from a clinch with Christoph Pregardien's Ottavio, Luba Orgonasova's Donna Anna found her wig snared on Ottavio's coat buttons. That kind of mishap can ruin a show. Not here, where the audience's laughter was tinged with sympathy.

Sport on TV: Red meat, Parma ham and a fistful of cake

TO Copenhagen with ITV for the European Cup-Winners' Cup Final (The European Match - Live, Wednesday). 'Copenhagen]' sighed Matthew Lorenzo, presenting. 'City of fairy tales]' And here was a marriage beyond our wildest dreams - Italy's Parma, with their continental silkiness, their flow, their effortless grace; and Arsenal, with their Arsenal players.

How Arsenal stood up for themselves

IT IS right and proper that the country which gave football to the world should be occasionally rewarded for its generosity, which is why Arsenal's victory over Parma in the European Cup-

Football: Seaman struggling to face Parma

DAVID SEAMAN, the England goalkeeper, yesterday became the latest player to give Arsenal's manager, George Graham, cause for concern five days before Wednesday's European Cup-Winners' Cup final against Parma in Copenhagen.

Football: Sensini has Parma heading for Copenhagen

ROBERTO SENSINI, the Argentine international, headed the late goal that earned Parma a trip to Copenhagen to meet Arsenal in the European Cup-Winners' Cup final on 4 May.

FOOD & DRINK / The fat of the land: What makes Parma ham so delicious? Michael Bateman asks the mafiosi of the Italian food world

PARMA HAM without its fat is like a truffle with no smell. A waste of time and money. Just as a truffle's scent is its essence, so the creamy fat on a slice of Parma ham is the secret of its unctuous flavour.

BOOKS / Reading Matters: Novel power: back to basics: I I Magdalen asks why politics and literature don't mix

Teaching Italian history, I have come to realise that for all the excellence of Dennis Mack Smith, nothing tells the student what life was like in unifying Italy quite so well as two novels: Stendhal's Charterhouse of Parma and Lampedusa's The Leopard.

Overseas Football: Hassler hustles pale Parma

PARMA'S 2-0 defeat at the Olympic stadium, engineered by Roma's German international Thomas Hassler, allowed Milan a point clear at the top of Serie A by beating Torino 1-0 yesterday. Sampdoria had the chance to keep a share of the lead but drew with Genoa.

Italian Football: Anglo-Dutch axis inspires high-flying Sampdoria again

MILANESE unease at life without their Dutchmen has given Serie A an unexpected competitive edge this season as a host of hopeful clubs like Parma and Sampdoria vie for the Italian championship. Yesterday, with Parma holding the champions 0-0, Sampdoria made it a threesome at the top by dispatching Cremonese, writes Henry Winter.
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