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Bayern Munich Wins UEFA CUP

May 16, 1996

BORDEAUX, France (AP) _ Juergen Klinsman set a European scoring record as Bayern Munich won the UEFA Cup by beating Bordeaux 3-1 Wednesday.

Bayern Munich had a 5-1 aggregate after a 2-0 win from the first leg and took its first international title in 20 years.

Late in the game Klinsmann scored his record 15th goal in the European Cup competition. AC Milan’s Jose Altafini in the early 1960s and John Wark of Ipswich Town, in 1980 and 1981, each had 14.

Mehmet Scholl scored the first goal in the 53rd minute, set up by Emil Kostadinov.

In the 65th minute Kostadinov, whom Frenchmen remember as scoring the late winning goal for Bulgaria that kept France from qualifying for the World Cup in November 1993, bounced in a header on a corner kick by Scholl.

The French had Christophe Dugarry and Zinedine Zidane, both suspended for the first leg.

They helped overcome a 2-0 deficit against AC Milan in the biggest upset of the season in the UEFA quarterfinals. All of Bordeaux, and much of France, was hoping for a repeat comeback, but the Bordeaux offense failed to ignite,

Bayern Munich previously won the Champions Cup in 1974-75-76 and the Cup Winners Cup in 1967.

With wins in all three European Cup competitions, Bayern Munich joins some illustrious teams. Only Ajax of Amsterdam, Juventus of Turin and FC Barcelona have won all three European tournaments

Bayern’s Franz Beckenbauer, who won the World Cup as a player and a coach, also joined Johann Cruyff by winning a European title as a coach as well as a player. He took over as coach last month after firing Otto Renhagel.

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