Bayern on brink in Uefa Cup
Wednesday 11 September 1996
The Germans, who beat Bordeaux to win the trophy in May, were caught in an unexpected backlash to Valencia's current troubles. They have made a poor start to their domestic season and their preparations for the game were disrupted by a row that followed the decision by their coach, Luis Aragones, to drop the Brazilian striker Romario.
It looked like being more of the same for the local supporters when Scholl, Klinsmann and Rizzitelli all had chances to put Bayern in command in the first quarter of an hour, but a dubious penalty in the 19th minute, converted by Vicente Engonga, triggered a spectacular Valencia revival.
Six minutes later the Argentine striker Claudio Lopez made it 2-0 from a cross by the Russian midfielder Valery Karpin. Gabriel Moya headed home the third from another Karpin cross just after half-time with the Germans in disarray.
On a soggy Spanish night, Bayern's misery was completed by the dismissal of Alexander Zickler in the closing minutes.
In the Nationwide First Division, Barnsley maintained their 100 per cent record with an impressive 3-0 victory over Stoke City, who had begun the night two places behind them in third. Steve Davis, Neil Thompson - from 30 yards - and Andy Liddell scored the goals.
X Factor judge will appear in court later this month
The Google future, including microphones in every ceiling and data sent directly to your brain
Latest in Sport
Comment: David Moyes paying the price of Manchester United's virtual abstinence from top-level transfers since 2006. Can he refire their ambition?
Roy Keane omits Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs from 'greatest' Manchester United team
Transfer news: Manchester United will not be forced into panic buys, says David Moyes
Ashes 2013-14 match report: Alastair Cook future in jeopardy after another woeful display sees England lose to Australia by 218 runs to go down 2-0
Manchester United player ratings: The best (and worst) performers for David Moyes during the season so far
- 1 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 2 Council bans use of word ‘Commie’ – but ‘fascist’ and ‘Nazi’ are fine
- 3 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 4 Newly vegan Beyoncé wears fox fur to dine in meat free restaurant
- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: C# .NET Server Side De...
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: Senior QA Engineer Tes...
£40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits : Harrington Starr: C# .NET Developer (P...
£44000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Confide...