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Football: NOU CAMP GOING WILD OVERMARS; European round-up.

FORMER Arsenal star Marc Overmars scored his first Barcelona goal to warm up for tomorrow's mouth-watering Champions League showdown with AC Milan.

Barcelona have wobbled since thrashing Leeds 4-0 in Group H, losing 3-1 at Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish League and 3-0 in Turkey to Champions League rivals Besiktas.

But Overmars completed a nervy 3-1 over Racing Santander deep into injury-time as he dribbled round the keeper and smacked the ball home off the underside of the bar.

It was his first strike since arriving at the Nou Camp in the summer for pounds 13million.

Fellow Holland international Patrick Kluivert scored twice, and a third Dutchman, Frank de Boer was sent off.

REAL MADRID swept to a 4-1 home win against Bilbao - with former Barca hero Luis Figo having his best game since world record pounds 37m transfer.

He made two goals for Guti, while Roberto Carlos curled home a 25-yard free kick and Pedro Munitis struck the fourth.

Another former Gunner Nicolas Anelka helped shoot PARIS ST GERMAIN to the top of the French League.

Anelka put PSG ahead against Nantes, but Romania and former Coventry striker Viorel Moldovan levelled just after the break. Laurent Robert scored the 56th minute winner. JUVENTUS were knocked out of the Italian Cup after a shock 2-1 home defeat by Roberto Baggio's Brescia.

After the first leg finished goalless Juve fielded a strong line-up including Zinedine Zidane and David Trezeguet, and they went ahead in the 22nd minute through Antonio Conte. Coach Carlo Ancelotti replaced Zidane at the break, but if he thought the game was won he was in for a nasty surprise.

Three minutes after the restart former Juve legend Baggio fed Dario Hubner to score from an acute angle.

Juve, who had Italy defender Conte sent off, were caught on the break in the 74th minute when Hubner who crashed the ball past Edwin van der Sar.

Chelsea's UEFA Cup opponents ST GALLEN were held 1-1 at home by Swiss League leaders Lugano.

And RED STAR BELGRADE warmed up for their UEFA Cup second leg clash with Leicester by thrashing local rivals OFK Beograd Belgrade 4-0.PAUL BROWES
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 25, 2000
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