Dortmund thrash Milan 4-0

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Borussia Dortmund beat AC Milan 4-0 in the first leg of their UEFA Cup semi-final in Germany.

Updated: February 25, 2007 09:27 IST
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A first half hat-trick from Borussia Dortmund's Brazilian striker Marcio Amoroso and a second half Jorg Heinrich tap-in totally blew away a shell-shocked A C Milan 4-0 in the first leg of their UEFA Cup semi-final in Germany on Thursday. Borussia Dortmund had the home advantage and in the seventh minute of play, Amoroso was fouled and a penalty was given. The 27-year-old striker had no trouble with the spot kick, making it 1-0 in favour of his team. Borussia was in the hunt again in the 37th minute and Amroso proved just why he is the top scorer in the Bundesliga this season with 15 goals, making it 2-0. Dortmund, on the verge of reaching its first European final since winning the Champions League in 1997, got a third goal five minutes later. It was a hat-trick for Amoroso courtesy a diving header. Adding insult to injury for Milan was Borussia's fourth goal in the second half. Own goal misery A 51st minute own goal from Inter Milan's Colombian defender Ivan Cordoba gave Feyenoord a 1-0 win in their UEFA Cup semi-final first-leg match on Thursday. The goal came under tragic circumstances - an own goal that turned out to be a huge gift for the Dutch side that has won its domestic title only thrice in the last 20 years. After that a terrible miss by Inter's Nicola Ventola kept the scoreline at 1-0 to Feyenoord. Ronaldo, playing his first game for Inter in more than three months, didn't have a great night. Inter had another few cracks at scoring a goal, but the three-time UEFA Cup champions couldn't get the equalizer.

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