FOOTBALL: Bayern bounce straight back

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Bayern bounce straight back

Bayern Munich restored some pride after their European Cup final defeat by beating Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in their last league game of the season. Mario Basler, who had given Bayern the lead in the Champions' League final, opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Fellow midfielder Mehmet Scholl gave them a 2-0 lead in the 62nd before Ulf Kirsten scored a consolation goal in the 80th minute.