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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Recoba, Not Ronaldo, Shines for Inter

ROME -- Ronaldo was upstaged on his Italian league debut for Inter Milan by Uruguayan Alvaro Recoba, who scored twice in the Milan club's 2-1 win over Brescia at the San Siro.

Until he was brought on as a substitute midway through the second-half Sunday with Inter 1-0 down, Recoba had remained in the Brazilian striker's shadow since arriving at Milan.

In just 10 minutes -- and seconds after Ronaldo had hit the bar with a volley -- the 21-year-old Uruguayan international put himself firmly in the spotlight.

First, he unleashed a tremendous 30 meter shot in the 76th minute that was still rising as it hit the back of the net.

With Brescia still reeling from that blow, Recoba then curled in a long-range freekick in the 85th.

Recoba's brilliance could not hide the fact that Inter rarely looked the sum of its expensive parts.

The 62,000 crowd even broke into whistles after Dario Hubner -- making his own serie A debut -- put the visitors in front in the 64th.

Reigning champion Juventus also struggled against another newly promoted side Lecce.

Just seven minutes remained when Filippo Inzaghi finally showed the form that made him top serie A scorer last season, controlling and scoring in one smooth movement

Antonio Conte, back after a long injury layoff, made it 2-0 from close range in the last minute to put a false air of security on a last-gasp victory.

Fabio Capello, back with AC Milan after a 12 month interlude at Real Madrid, was also frank about his rebuilt side's 1-1 draw at Piacenza. "We lost two points, that's the reality," he said.

Despite an expensive lineup boasting seven foreigners, Milan needed an own-goal from Daniele Delli Carri to take a 29th minute lead.

The same player made amends after the break with a well-deserved equalizer for a side that relies exclusively on homegrown players.


Champion Bayern Munich underlined its recovery from a shaky start to the season by marching to its third consecutive German first division victory.

Bayern won 3-1 at Rostock on Saturday to go second in the table, three points behind promoted Kaiserslautern, which sustained its strong opening to the campaign with a 3-1 win at Bochum on Friday.

After scraping only one point from their first two outings, Bayern confirmed their revival with a brilliant second half.

The prestigious Munich club woke up after the interval as Mehmet Scholl opened the scoring in the 58th minute and fellow midfielder Christian Nerlinger made it 2-0 11 minutes later.

Rostock fought back with a goal by Croatian Igor Pamic before striker Carsten Janker sealed it for the visitors with three minutes remaining.

Schalke made a spectacular jump from 11th to third place with a 2-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach thanks to a double by Dutch international defender Johan de Kock.

Over 50,000 fans had turned up in Stuttgart, hoping for an exciting clash but all they saw was a dull draw with no goals scored.

Dortmund survived a fright in the 33rd minute when Stuttgart's Nigerian striker Jonathan Akpborie was deprived of a goal by the post. ()

(For other results, see Scorecard.