Amateurs second best
Monday 18 August 1997
The amateur teams of big clubs often play in the Cup but Saturday's game was only the second time the draw had produced a match between a Bundesliga side and its own amateurs.
The Kaiserslautern coach, Otto Rehhagel, who effectively picked both sides as he has the right to draft amateurs into the first team, said he was satisfied with the result - but he was not happy about the fact that one of the club's sides had to go out so early in the competition. "Something should be done in the future to make sure there aren't matches like this," he said. A double from Pavel Kuka and goals from Olaf Marschall, Jurgen Rische and Ratinho gave the honours to the first team.
The French champions, Monaco, gained their first win of the season with a 3-0 victory at Lyon, with the Croatian striker Robert Spehar scoring once on his debut. In Belgium, Anderlecht opened their season with a 2- 0 loss to RWD Molenbeek.
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