Inter Milan Ends Serie A Winless Run by Beating Parma; Barca Hosts Real

Defending champion Inter Milan ended a run of four winless league games with a 5-2 victory against Parma in Italian soccer’s Serie A.

Dejan Stankovic got three goals yesterday, while Esteban Cambiasso and Thiago Motta also scored as Inter moved to fifth spot on 23 points.

Leader AC Milan has 30 after a 1-1 draw at Sampdoria two days ago and other leading teams failed to take advantage of the “Rossoneri” dropping points.

Second-place Lazio has 27 points after a 1-1 draw with Catania, Juventus is on 24 following a 1-1 tie with Fiorentina, and Napoli is also on 24 after a 3-1 loss at Udinese.

Real Madrid and champion Barcelona, the clubs who lead the Spanish standings, meet tonight at Barca’s Camp Nou stadium.

Real has a one-point lead over its archrival. Villarreal is four points further back after a 3-0 win at Real Zaragoza two days ago, two ahead of Espanyol which had a 3-2 victory at Atletico Madrid.

Borussia Dortmund still leads Germany’s Bundesliga by seven points after a 4-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach two days ago. Mainz, in second, beat Nuremberg 3-0 two days ago.

Yesterday, Hugo Almeida got all the goals and was red- carded as mid-table Werder Bremen beat St. Pauli 3-0.

Champion Marseille went top of the French standings with a 4-0 win over Montpellier two days ago. It leads Lille, which drew 1-1 at Bordeaux, on goal difference. Montpellier is a point behind. Paris Saint-Germain failed to go a point clear at the top after a 2-2 tie at Lyon in the yesterday’s game.

In the Netherlands, PSV Eindhoven lost 4-2 at NAC Breda three days ago and leads on goal difference from FC Twente, a 4- 2 winner at NEC Nijmegen two days ago.

WEEKEND RESULTS ================ Italy: Sampdoria 1-1 AC Milan; Juventus 1-1 Fiorentina; Inter Milan 5-2 Parma; Bari 1-1 Cesena; Bologna v Chievo (abandoned, snow); Brescia 0-0 Genoa; Cagliari 3-2 Lecce; Lazio 1-1 Catania; Udinese 3-1 Napoli; Palermo 3-1 Roma.

Spain: Real Zaragoza 0-3 Villarreal; Sevilla 1-3 Getafe; Atletico Madrid 2-3 Espanyol; Hercules 3-1 Levante; Racing Santander 1-0 Deportivo La Coruna; Real Mallorca 2-0 Malaga; Sporting Gijon 1-3 Real Sociedad; Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Osasuna. Late match: Valencia v Almeria. Nov. 29: Barcelona vs Real Madrid.

Germany: Mainz 3-0 Nuremberg; Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Borussia Moenchengladbach; Bayern Munich 4-1 Eintracht Frankfurt; Hamburg 4-2 Stuttgart; Hoffenheim 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen; Hanover 3-0 Freiburg; Kaiserslautern 5-0 Schalke; Werder Bremen 3-0 St Pauli; Cologne 1-1 Wolfsburg.

France: Bordeaux 1-1 Lille; Marseille 4-0 Montpellier; Monaco 1- 1 Nice; Lorient 2-0 Rennes; Nancy 1-1 Saint-Etienne; Valenciennes 3-0 Arles-Avignon; Brest 0-0 Lens (abandoned, snow); Auxerre 1-2 Toulouse; Caen 0-3 Sochaux; Lyon 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain.

Netherlands: NAC Breda 4-2 PSV Eindhoven; AZ Alkmaar 2-2 Heerenveen; Roda JC 1-0 FC Groningen; Willem II 1-1 Excelsior; NEC Nijmegen 2-4 FC Twente; Feyenoord 2-1 ADO Den Haag; De Graafschap 1-1 Vitesse Arnhem; Heracles 2-1 FC Utrecht; VVV- Venlo 0-2 Ajax.

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