Football: European Round-Up: Bayern still struggle

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BAYERN MUNICH's performances this season are hardly a recommendation of the leadership qualities of Franz Beckenbauer, whom Tottenham's Alan Sugar is reportedly interested in bringing to White Hart Lane, writes Clive White.

On Saturday, the German champions, fourth in the Bundesliga, could only draw 2-2 at home to Cologne, while the Brazilian defender, Julio Cesar, and Andreas Moller each scored in the last 10 minutes to give Borussia Dortmund a 2-0 win at Bayer Uerdingen and a share of the leadership with Werder Bremen.

Barcelona, feeling the absence of the injured Romario, slumped to another defeat in the Spanish First Division, losing 2-1 at the hands of Real Zaragoza, while the previously unbeaten Real Madrid went down 1-0 at Sporting Gijon.

Sporting Lisbon's Polish striker, Andrzej Juskowiak, scored twice to help his team to a 3-2 win at Salgueiros on Saturday, their 1,000th league win, and a place at the top of the Portuguese first division. However, they were overtaken 24 hours later when nine-man Porto drew 1-1 with arch-rivals Benfica in a bad-tempered match which saw three players sent off, including Porto scorer, Sergei Yuran.