Football: Bayern at their best in Europe

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The Independent Online
Bayern Munich aim to put their stuttering league form behind them, as Gothenburg might find to their expense in the Champions' League tonight.

"It's very important for us to have a good game," Bayern's manager, Uli Hoeness, said. "It's the only thing to do after all the pressure we've been under."

The German champions trail league leaders Kaiserslautern by seven points, but domestic form is at odds with their displays in the Champions' League, four wins out of five already ensuring them a quarter-final place.

The Parma coach, Carlo Ancelotti, wants his side to exit the Champions' League on a winning note in their final Group A game against Galatasaray.

The holders, Borussia Dortmund, away to Prague on Wednesday, have already made certain of topping the group, while Parma are all but eliminated. Ancelotti, though, wants Parma to go out in style.

"We want a win at all costs if only to demonstrate that we really would have deserved a place in the quarter-finals." he said.

Sporting Lisbon's home match against Lierse will mark the debut of their Argentinian-born Chilean trainer, Vicente Cantatore.

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