Bierhoff seizes his chance

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Germany's search for a reliable partner for Jurgen Klinsmann may be over, writes Rupert Metcalf. After trying a number of strikers alongside the Bayern Munich man, it was Oliver Bierhoff's turn last night - and he scored both goals in a 2-0 win over the European champions, Denmark, in Munich.

The Udinese striker, starting an international for the first time, converted a cross from Christian Ziege a minute before the break and then, in the 61st minute, headed a cross from Thomas Hassler through the legs of Peter Schmeichel.

Yugoslavia earned a 1-0 win over Romania in Belgrade, with their captain, Dragan Stojkovic, once of Red Star and Marseille but now with Grampus Eight in Japan, scoring the winner from a 52nd-minute free-kick.

Yugoslavia, who can now call on players from just Serbia and Montenegro, were led up front by Aston Villa's Wembley hero, Savo Milosevic. Milan's Dejan Savicevic pulled out with a leg injury sustained in training, and his place was taken by Bolton's Sasa Curcic.

Portugal failed to impress in a 1-0 win over Greece in Lisbon. They had to rely on an 87th-minute penalty from Oceano, awarded for a foul by Zissis Vrizas of Sheffield United.