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Ten-man Roma win again, Udinese thump Lens
Updated: 2006-02-16 08:57

LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - AS Roma, the team of the moment in Italy, demonstrated their European pedigree with a battling 2-1 win at Club Bruges in their UEFA Cup first knockout round first-leg tie on Wednesday.

Roma, one win away from equalling the Serie A record of 10 successive victories, had midfielder Daniele De Rossi dismissed for elbowing after 27 minutes but went ahead right on halftime when defender Gunther Vanaudenaerde headed Christian Panucci's cross into his own net.

However, Spanish striker Javier Portillo, on a season-long loan from Real Madrid, drilled in the equaliser on the hour.

Roma took the control of the tie, though, when Simone Perrotta struck from close range and held on for victory despite Portillo heading against a post in the final seconds.

Roma's Serie A rivals Udinese also carved out a fine victory, handing new coach Loris Dominissini a winning start in Europe as his side brushed aside Racing Lens 3-0.

Brazilian striker Paulo Barreto scored twice after Antonio Di Natale had swept Udinese, who sacked Serse Cosmi on Friday, in front late in the first half.

Lille, who managed just one goal in six Champions League games before dropping into the UEFA Cup, put three past Shakhtar Donetsk but after apparently cruising at they conceded two goals in the last two minutes to turn the complexion of the tie.

First-half goals from Nicolas Fauvergue and Geoffrey Dernis and a third from Nigerian Peter Odemwingie put Lille in control but late strikes from Brazilian Brandao and substitute Ciprian Marica made the score 3-2 and stunned the home side.

Schalke 04 came from behind to edge Espanyol 2-1, Germany midfielder Fabian Ernst netting the winner with a crisp strike from 25 metres two minutes from time.

Luis Garcia had fired the Spaniards ahead from a tight angle in the first half but Brazilian Marcelo Bordon headed in a Lincoln cross for the equaliser in the 67th minute.
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