European Football: Kaiserslautern claim the half-way lead in Germany
Monday 01 December 1997
Never before in the Bundesliga's 34-year history has a promoted club won the "autumn championship". The best performance by a promoted team at the midway point since the league was created in 1963 was by Bayern Munich in 1965-66. They were second at the break and went on to finish third.
Despite having the former Leeds striker Tony Yeboah sent off in the 41st minute for two bookable offences, Hamburg took the lead in the 58th minute through Hasan Salihamidzic. The Brazilian midfielder Ratinho equalised with an acrobatic volley in the 75th minute and, after Hamburg's Markus Schopp was also shown a red card, Hristov headed home a Martin Wagner cross.
In Italy, Argentina's Diego Simeone struck twice in five minutes and Brazil's Ronaldo added a third as the Serie A leaders Internazionale bounced back from their midweek Uefa Cup defeat to Strasbourg with a 3-1 win at Vicenza yesterday.
However, Inter were forced to ride their luck as Vicenza, the Cup-Winners' Cup quarter-finalists, had an eighth-minute goal disallowed and missed a 12th-minute penalty with the scores still level.
Jurgen Klinsmann, the former Tottenham striker, scored his first league goal since returning to Serie A as Sampdoria recovered from 2-0 down to force a 2-2 draw at Bologna.
Latest in Sport
Raheem Sterling to Manchester City: Winger to report for Liverpool training on today but Reds braced for third City bid this week
Women's World Cup 2015: England secure third place as they beat Germany in extra time with penalty by Fara Williams
Liverpool confirm Sean O'Driscoll as assistant manager and Pep Lijnders for Brendan Rodgers' backroom coaching staff
PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
Football kits 2015/16: The good, the bad and the downright worst new shirts from around the world for next season
- 1 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response from Ellen DeGeneres
- 2 What supermodels really think about posing in the nude
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
- 5 Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
£30 to £32k : Guru Careers: We are seeking a Trainer / IT Trainer to join an a...
£7 per hour: Recruitment Genius: Do you like working with the public? Then thi...
£15000 - £22200 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An ambitious candidate is requi...
£16000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Business Development Executiv...