Fernandoo Morientes underlined his value to Real Madrid, scoring both goals as the Spanish side overcame Polish club Wisla Krakow 2-0 in the Champions League third qualifying round first leg matches on Wednesday.
Morientes, who was loaned out to Monaco last season, and has been linked with a move to Liverpool – as part of the proposed deal to bring Michael Owen to the Bernabeu – came off the bench to score two second-half goals.
An understrength Manchester United needed an own goal from Angelo Alistar to scrape a 2-1 win against Dinamo Bucharest. Earlier, United’s Fortune had put through his own net to give the home side a shock first-half advantage before Ryan Giggs levelled 7 minutes before the break.
The night’s biggest upset occurred at Lansdown Road Dublin, where League of Ireland club, Shelbourne, held last season’s losing semi-finalists Deportivo to a goalless draw.
Inter, who have struggled on the European stage in recent years, could only manage a draw at Basel – Huggel cancelling out Adriano’s effort.
Last season’s losing finalists Monaco enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win over Nova Gorica of Slovenia. Recent signing Kalllon was on target twice for the French side.
Bayer Leverkusen, losing finalists in 2001, enjoyed an emphatic 5-0 win over Banik Ostrava, with Franca scoring a hat-trick, while 1991 champions Red Star Belgrade overcame PSV Eindhoven 3-2 at home.