Raith's bubble bursts

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Bayern Munich 2 Raith Rovers 1 (Bayern win 4-1 on aggregate)

Raith Rovers gave Bayern Munich some anxious moments last night before goals from Jurgen Klinsmann and Markus Babbel sent the Germans through to the third round of the Uefa Cup.

Jean-Pierre Papin gave Raith a let-off when Ronnie Coyle brought down Christian Nerlinger in the box in the 22nd minute, but the Frenchman blasted over. Then, in the 42nd minute, Danny Lennon took a free- kick himself, and a deflection flew into the top corner.

In the 52nd minute the Germans sealed the tie. Coyle slipped in possession on the edge of the box and Alexander Zickler squared for Klinsmann to score from six yards.

Any hopes for Raith were ended in the 64th minute. Witeczek's corner was flicked on by Babbel, Thomas Helmer headed back in and when Thomson, under pressure from Zickler, could only knock the ball onto the bar, Babbel forced the ball in.

Bayern Munich: Khan; Babbel, Hamann, Strunz, Helmer, Nerlinger, Zickler, Herzog (Witeczek, 46), Papin, Sforza (Frey, 78), Klinsmann.

Raith Rovers: Thomson; Taylor (Kirkwood, 64), Broddle, Coyle (McInally, 81), Dennis, Sinclair, Rougier (Graham, 61), Cameron, Crawford, Lennon, Dair.

Referee: V Melnichuk (Ukr).

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