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The BBC's Daniel Schweimler
"Eventually Bayern managed to catch them on the break"
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The BBC's David Fortune reports from Rome
"Sensini made a real nonsense of a routine clearance"
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Tuesday, 29 February, 2000, 22:02 GMT
Bayern leapfrog Real
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Bayern top the group with seven points
Real Madrid 2-4 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich took advantage of some poor defending from Real Madrid to claim the points in a thrilling Champions League clash on Tuesday.

The victory puts Bayern, losing European Cup finalists last season, at the top of Group C with seven points. Real are second with six, followed by Dynamo Kiev with three.

Real's defeat - only their second in 18 Champions League matches at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium - was set in motion by a trio of first half goals from the German visitors.

Mehmet Scholl and Stefan Effenberg scored two within three minutes midway through the first-half. Fernando Morientes pulled one back for Real but a Thorsten Fink strike after 39 minutes put the German league leaders 3-1 ahead at halftime.

Raul Gonzalez headed home Real's second shortly after the break but Brazilian striker Paolo Sergio finished off the Spanish side with Bayern's fourth after 67 minutes.

Dynamo Kiev 2-1 Rosenborg

Dynamo Kiev held off a furious late rally from Rosenborg Trondheim to defeat the Norwegian champions 2-1.

The Ukrainian champions, who reached the European Cup semifinal last year, built a comfortable 2-0 lead in the opening 29 minutes of their group C match.

Belarus midfielder Alexander Khatskevich put Kiev ahead after 10 minutes when he surprised Rosenborg's Icelandic goalkeeper Arni Arason with a low shot from the edge of the box.

And Serhiy Rebrov, Kiev's leading marksman, made it 2-0 with a perfect lob from about 30 metres.

Dynamo's Georgian striker Georgi Demetradze could have put the game out of reach for Rosenborg five minutes before the break but hit the post from close range.

But Rosenborg came to life after the break and after a goalmouth scramble Jahn Ivar Jakobsen reduced the arrears three minutes into the second half.

Kiev assistant coach Alexei Mikhailichenko said his side just about deserved to win having had "a considerable edge in the first half but being hard pressed in the second".

The win leaves Kiev with three points from three matches. Rosenborg are now bottom of the group with only one point.




Group D

Lazio 1-2 Feyenoord

Danish substitute Jon Dahl Tomasson secured two late goals as Feyenoord broke Lazio's 18-match unbeaten run in Europe with a surprise victory at the Olympic stadium.

Lazio looked destined for a straightforward victory when they secured the lead through Juan Veron with just 12 minutes remaining.

But slack defending in the 78th and 84th minutes gave Tomasson the chance to turn the result round with two close range shots that dramatically lifted Feyenoord to the top of Group D.

It was Lazio's first defeat in European competition since losing the Uefa Cup final to Inter Milan in May 1998 and denied them the chance to equal Ajax Amsterdam's four-year record of 19 European matches without defeat.

The victory puts Feyenoord in top place, above Lazio and Chelsea, with six points, followed by Lazio (4), Chelsea (4) and Olympique Marseille (3).




Uefa Cup Fourth round, first leg

Parma 1-0 Werder Bremen

A fifth minute strike from Hernan Crespo gave Uefa Cup holders Parma a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen in their fourth round, first leg match.

Argentine Ariel Ortega picked out his compatriot with a perfect cross from the right and Crespo made no mistake with a close-range volley.

The German visitors thought they had drawn level in the 36th minute but Brazilian Ailton's strike was ruled offside. During a spell of sustained Bremen pressure Torsten Frings then forced a good save out of Gianluigi Buffon.

Parma's Paolo Vanoli hit the bar with a long-range free-kick but neither side showed much ambition in a poor second half.

Slavia Prague 1-0 Udinese

Marco Zanchi's 76th minute own goal gave Slavia Prague a 1-0 victory over Italy's Udinese.

Udinese had the better of the early exchanges, Roberto Muzzi testing goalkeeper Radek Cerny with a scissors kick.

But the Czech side gradually gained the upperhand and defender Libor Koller came close to breaking the deadlock in the second half with a header just wide of the post.

Zanchi escaped punishment when he clearly handled the ball in front of his own goal but Udinese's luck ran out when, attempting to clear a cross from Ivo Ulich, he headed the ball into his own net.

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