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  Wednesday, 23 October, 2002, 21:08 GMT 22:08 UK
Bayern face early exit
Serginho gives AC Milan the lead in the 2-1 win over Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich's campaign has been calamitous


Group G

AC Milan qualified for the second phase of the Champions League after a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich, with the Germans' Champions League hopes now hanging by a thread.

Milan's fourth straight win came courtesy of Filippo Inzaghi's 10th goal in European competition this season, the Italy striker scoring the 64th minute winner.

Serginho had given Milan the lead in the 11th minute with the Brazilian providing a neat finish to a Clarence Seedorf pass.

Bayern had drawn level through a powerful drive from Michael Ternat 12 minutes later.

Bayern now need to win their last two games against Lens and Deportivo La Coruna and hope that other results go their way.

In their previous six Champions League campaigns Bayern have reached the last eight of the tournament.

Adama Coulibaly scores for Lens in the 3-1 over Deportivo La Coruna
Lens won for the first time in the competition this season

Lens 3-1 win over Deportivo kept alive their hopes of reaching the next stage.

The French club have four points from four games. Deportivo have six, while Bayern have just one.

Deportivo striker Ray Makaay silenced the 35,000 crowd when he darted into the penalty area and shot home from a narrow angle.

Lens were a different team after the break and defender Adama Coulibaly levelled the score on the hour when his low shot took two deflections off Fran Gonzalez and Mauro Silva.

Striker Daniel Moreira scored with a fierce free-kick before Olivier Thomert sealed victory in the 84th minute.


Group F

Bayer Leverkusen looked a pale shadow of the side who reached the Champions League final last season as they struggled to beat Maccabi Haifa.

Leverkusen, now ideally placed to reach the second stage, needed a header from Brazilian defender Juan on 67 minutes to overcome the Israeli side.

Leverkusen are second in the group on six points - six behind leaders Manchester United, who qualified for the last 16 by beating Olympiakos 3-2 in Athens.

Croatian Marko Babic opened the scoring for the home side with a header from a Zoltan Sebescen cross just before the interval.

Nenad Pralija drew Maccabi level soon after the restart, slotting the ball just under the bar after a cross was punched out by Leverkusen goalkeeper Hans-Joerg Butt.

Maccabi have three points from four games.


Group H

Barcelona made certain of a place in the second phase of the Champions League after beating Lokomotiv Moscow thanks to a Frank de Boer header 14 minutes from time.

Barcelona created only a handful of chances, despite the presence of Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme in the starting line-up.

It was a Riquelme free-kick that delivered the ball to De Boer for the Barcelona goal.

Club Bruges overcame Galatasaray 3-1 to raise their hopes of reaching the second stage.

Bruges' Sandy Martens gave the home side the lead on the stroke of halftime with a fierce shot.

But 10 minutes after the break, Bruges's offside trap was sprung by Galatasaray's Fabio Pinto, who knocked the ball home.

Gert Verheyen restored Bruges' lead after 72 minutes, before Bengt Saeternes finished the visitors off with rasping drive.

Bruges have five points from four games, Galatasaray have four, while Lokomotiv have just one.


Group E

Dynamo Kiev beat UEFA Cup holders Feyenoord 2-0 to put them level on points leaders Juventus.

Belarus midfielder Alexandr Khatskevich opened the scoring in the 16th minute when he connected with a ball inside the six-yard box after a corner.

The win leaves Kiev level on seven points with Juventus, who lost 1-0 to Newcastle.

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