London, November 3:

Newcastle won 1-0 at Palermo in the second round of the UEFA Cup group stage to end the Sicilian club’s three-match winning streak.

Albert Luque headed in a cross by James Milner in the 37th minute for Newcastle, which improved to six points atop Group H after two games.

In the other Group H game, Celta Vigo kicked off its campaign with 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt. Celta striker Jesus Perera stooped to head home Fabian Canobbio’s cross in the 10th minute. Alexander Huber sidefooted Eintracht’s equaliser seven minutes later off Benjamin Koehler’s cross.

In Group F, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored twice for Ajax in a 3-0 win over Austria Vienna. Huntelaar opened the scoring in the 35th minute, finishing from close range after Vienna goalkeeper Szabaolcs Safar deflected a header. Edgar Manucharyan made it 2-0 in the 66th. Huntelaar got his second goal two minutes later, rounding off a pass from Kenneth Perez.

Belgium’s Zulte Waregem beat Sparta Prague 3-1 to win its second straight and top the group. Tottenham beat Club Brugge 3-1 at White Hart Lane off two Dimitar Berbatov goals. Salou Ibrahim put Brugge ahead in the 14th minute, before Berbatov replied three minutes later. Robbie Keane then scored in the 63rd before Berbatov headed in his second in the 73rd to give Tottenham it second straight win and the Group B lead.

Dinamo Bucharest finished with nine men but beat Besiktas 2-1 in the other Group B match. Adrian Cristea scored for Bucharest in the 21st minute and Deivison Bobo levelled in the 58th minute. Bucharest went ahead in the 87th minute when Claudiu Niculescu converted a penalty — earned when he was fouled by Besiktas’ Gokhan Zan.

Rangers beat Maccabi Haifa 2-0 with a fifth-minute goal from Nacho Novo and an 89th-minute penalty by Charlie Adam to top Group A with two wins. Kris Boyd had a 48th-minute penalty saved by Maccabi goalkeeper Nir Davidovich.

In the other match, Livorno earned a 1-1 draw with Partizan Belgrade.