Bayern answer critics

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Bayern Munich, chastised by their coach Franz Beckenbauer, who compared their last performance to that of a ''school team'', answered the criticism with a 5-3 win over Stuttgart on Saturday.

Bayern gave away a 3-0 lead before sealing the match with late goals from Alexander Zickler and Mehmet Scholl. The result maintains their three-point lead at the top of the German First Division. On Tuesday the Germans go into Tuesday's Uefa Cup second round leg match against Raith holding a 2-0 lead. Reigning champions Borussia Dortmund also stretched the nerves of their fans to the limit before Michael Zorc hit an 89th- minute winner in a 2-1 victory at Schalke.

Leeds, 5-3 down from their first leg against PSV Eindhoven, could have the added problem of facing Ronaldo on Tuesday. The Brazilian, who has been out for three weeks with an ankle injury, was on the substitutes' bench as his team beat Willem II Tilburg 2-0 in the Dutch League.

Barcelona lost their chance of overtaking Atletico Madrid at the top of the Spanish First Division when they lost 2-1 to Compostela. The Bosnian striker Meho Kodro scored in the 24th minute to put the visitors ahead but Compostela equalising with a penalty by the Dane Bent Christensen in the 76th minute. Two minutes later the Nigerian Christopher Ohen scored the winning goal.

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