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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cagliari One Up on Cupholder Juventus

CAGLIARI, Italy -- A second-half goal by center-forward Dely Valdes gave underdog Cagliari a 1-0 victory over Juventus of Turin in an all-Italian first leg match of the UEFA Cup quarterfinals.


Valdes, a Panamanian, was fed by teammate Jose Herrera of Panama deep inside Juventus' penalty area. Valdes kicked the ball into the net from 10 meters in the 60th minute.


Forward Luis Oliveira of Brazil missed two clear chances to score for the home team in the last 10 minutes of play at Sant'elia Stadium.


Juventus, the defending UEFA Cup champion, produced few scoring opportunities because its best player, Roberto Baggio, was well covered by Cagliari defenders.


The second-leg match will be played in Turin on March 15.


In the other UEFA Cup quarterfinal played Tuesday, Dutch international Wim Jonk scored twice in the first half to lead Internazionale of Italy to a 3-1 victory over Germany's Borussia Dortmund in the away leg.


Jonk opened the scoring in the 33rd minute and took advantage of a mistake in Dortmund's defense to score again three minutes later as the capacity 35,800 crowd booed and whistled their side.


Michael Schulz raised Dortmund's hopes of salvaging a draw by reducing the deficit in the 83rd minute.


But last year's beaten finalists were left with a mountain to climb in the second leg when Russian international Igor Shalimov scored the Italians' third two minutes from time.


The result marked Dortmund's second straight 3-1 home defeat to an Italian side following last season's UEFA Cup finals, where Juventus won 6-1 on aggregate to claim the European trophy.


In Portugal on Tuesday night, a last-minute goal gave Benfica a lucky 1-1 draw against Munich's Bayer Leverkusen in a first leg match of the Cup Winners Cup quarterfinals.


Both teams started off on equal footing, with the fiesty Benfica offense shut down. But Bayer Leverkusen finally broke through in the 66th minute with a head-in goal from backfielder Markus Happe after a corner kick.


That looked like the end for bad luck-plagued Benfica, but striker Isaias Soares blasted the 90th minute equalizer to bring the Lisbon draw.


Some 85,000 fans turned up on a chilly, windblown night to watch the game at Lisbon's Benfica's Luz Stadium.


The second leg of the Cup Winners Cup quarterfinals is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, in Munich.


(AP, UPI, Reuters)