Bayern tumbles out, Juventus in last 16

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

Four-time winner Bayern Munich suffered the humiliation of being knocked out of the Champions League at the first group stage after a 2-1 loss at Deportivo de L

Bayern tumbles out, Juventus in last 16

London:

Four-time winner Bayern Munich suffered the humiliation of being knocked out of the Champions League at the first group stage after a 2-1 loss at Deportivo de La Coruna on Tuesday. Ousted so early for the first time, the Bundesliga leader is rooted to last place in its group with just one point. AC Milan has already qualified and Depor and French champion Lens are fighting over second place. Meanwhile, Manchester United lost 3-0 to comparative minnow Maccabi Haifa of Israel, although Alex Ferguson's team had already made it to the last 16 and had many big stars missing. Despite Maccabi's win, however, it can't make it to the second round because Bayer Leverkusen, last season's runners up, made sure of at least second place by downing Olympiakos 2-0. With Milan tumbling 2-1 at Lens and Manchester United against Haifa, Barcelona is the only team still with a 100 per cent record, a second half Juan Riquelme strike giving Lous van Gaal's men a 1-0 win at FC Brugge to make it five wins in a row. The other big team to make it to the second phase was Italian champion Juventus after a 2-0 victory over UEFA Cup holder Feyenoord. The Dutch club is now involved in a three-way battle for second place with Dynamo Kiev and Newcastle, Alan Shearer's match-winning penalty reviving the Magpies' hopes in a 2-1 victory over the Ukrainians. (AP)

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