European Football: Poor relations roll over Real

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TWO goals by the Bulgarian, Hristo Stoichkov, helped Barcelona, the Spanish League leaders, to a 4-0 win over lowly Cadiz yesterday, while Real Madrid dropped to fourth following a 2-0 defeat at Rayo Vallecano.

Real's reverse to the Madrid minnows was the shock of the day. 'This is a historic day for Rayo Vallecano,' their emotional chairman, Jose-Maria Ruiz Mateos, said. Pedro Riesco and Anton Polster scored for the hosts.

Deportivo La Coruna, fortunately playing away from their smoke-ravaged Galician home, beat Logrones 3-0 with goals from Claudio Barragan (two) and the Brazilian Bebeto.

Tanju Colak, Europe's leading scorer in the 1987-88 season, put himself on course for a Turkey recall with six goals in Fenerbahce's 7-1 win over Karsiyaka yesterday. Fenerbahce are now third in the Turkish league, two points behind the leaders, Kocaelispor.

In Germany, a Lothar Matthaus equaliser saved the Bundesliga leaders, Bayern Munich, from defeat for the second week in a row.

Uwe Weggman's second goal put VfL Bochum 2-1 up with 20 minutes left but the Germany captain rescued Bayern a minute from the end. Eintracht Frankfurt beat Kaiserslautern 2-0 with goals from Uwe Rahn and Dietmar Roth to move within a point of the leaders.

Paris St Germain went back to the top of the French league by hammering Bordeaux 5-0 while their rivals Nantes were held to a

1-1 draw at Valenciennes.