Lens trying to add Baggio to title quest

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Lens rallied to score a 2-1 win at home to Toulouse on Saturday, propelling them to the top of the French First Division after four rounds of fixtures.

Lens rallied to score a 2-1 win at home to Toulouse on Saturday, propelling them to the top of the French First Division after four rounds of fixtures.

Goals from Jocelyn Blanchard and Esteban Fuertes, the former Derby County striker, gave Lens their third win in four matches. Jean-Christophe Rouviÿre gave Toulouse an early lead, but the visitors lost their heads in the second half and had three players - Bruno Carotti, the former Manchester United defender William Prunier and Stéphane Liÿvre - sent off.

Paris St-Germain and Lille both had opportunities to join Lens on top but lost away from home. Metz beat PSG 1-0 through a 75th-minute goal from the substitute Eric Hassli, while Sedan defeated promoted Lille by the same margin as Olivier Quint scored his third goal of the season.

Lens may try to sign theformer Italy international striker Roberto Baggio. Their coach, Rolland Courbis, is considering a move for the 33-year-old who is out of contract with Internazionale and is training on his own in Italy.

No transfer fee would be involved, but Baggio's salary demands may prove to be too high for Lens, even though they have money to spend after selling several top players during the close-season.

The defending German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich won 3-0 at VfL Bochum on Saturday, with two first-half strikes from Carsten Jancker helping them to their second win in two games. The powerful Jancker also set up the second goal for the Paraguayan forward Roque Santa Cruz. "Our performance today was supreme," Bayern's coach, Ottmar Hitzfeld, said.

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