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Date: Thu Oct 22 20:45:54 GMT+00:00 1998
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. Born To Be Wild, Wet & RED: Copenhagen Parken Report pt 1/3 
2. UNITED'S STYLISH SOCCER IS JUST SO SIXY
3. United on fire at home and in Europe 
4. Soccernet United hit Brondby for six
5. Dwight Yorke - lethal strike partnership with Cole 
6. Ferguson acclaims firepower of Red October
7. Tables/qualification chances
8. REAL MATCH UNITED'S SIX APPEAL 

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Daily RED Trivia  Fri 23nd October:

23/10/1920: Alf Steward made his debut against Preston North End. A brilliant goalkeeper
who was ever-present in United's promotion side of 1925, conceding just 23 goals.
Steward made 326 appearances between 1920-32, a lean period in United's history.

23/10/1994: United win 4-2 at Blackburn Rovers in a Premiership game watched by
30,260. Andrei Kanchelskis 2, Eric Cantona and Mark Hughes scored for the Reds.
Team was: Schmeichel, Keane, Irwin, Bruce, Sharpe, Pallister, Kanchelskis, Ince,
Cantona, Hughes, Butt (McClair).

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Barry Daily Comment:  

Brondby personal match report starts today 1 of 3 parts.
FANTASTIC match atmosphere in Parken!

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Next 4 games: 
Result/Fixture Index:
http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix9899z.htm

Sat 24/10 Derby       (A) PL
Wed 28/10 Bury        (H) LC (Worthington Cup)
Sat 31/10 Everton     (A) PL 
Wed  4/11 Brondby     (H) CL 19.45

UNITED Stats v Derby are here:
http://www.red11.org/mufc/stats/vsderby.htm 

*** PL TEAM RESULTS - MANCHESTER UNITED  ***

Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
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15/08/98    Leicester City           Home     D  2-2    11    55,052
22/08/98    West Ham United          Away     D  0-0    11    26,039
09/09/98    Charlton Athletic        Home     W  4-1     9    55,147
12/09/98    Coventry City            Home     W  2-0     5    55,193
20/09/98    Arsenal                  Away     L  0-3    10    38,142
24/09/98    Liverpool                Home     W  2-0     3    55,181
03/10/98    Southampton              Away     W  3-0     2    15,251
17/10/98    Wimbledon                Home     W  5-1     2    55,265


Champions league: 21/10             
Brondby 2-6 Man Utd
Bayern  1-0 Barcelona
    
Table as at 21/10:
    GROUP D P  W  D  L  GF  GA  Pts 
ManUnited   3  1  2  0   11  7  5   Next "CL" Match
BMünchen    3  1  1  1   4   5  4   Man Utd v Brondby OT 4/11
Barcelona   3  1  1  1   5   4  4 
Brøndby     3  1  0  2   2   9  3 

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Subject: Born To Be Wild, Wet & RED: Copenhagen Parken Report pt 1/3 Copenhagen Parken Report pt 1/3 .... 23 RED hours by Barry Leeming Born To Be Wild, Wet & RED Wed 21st Oct Early morning alarm at 6am, time to catch the 7am MUSCS Bus from Aalborg for the planned trip to Parken over the new "Storebelt Bridge" fron Jutland to Sjaelland. This trip was planned to 6hrs arriving in Copenhagen at 13.00. The first part of the trip went smoothly with Calypso sounds from cassette tape and after filling the bus with REDS in Randers,Arhus,Horsens,Vejle & Fredericia we were now nearly full with 50 REDS. Through the bus intercom I arranged a "Tips Club" and at the price of 5kr/tip there was soon 485kr in the kitty with scorelines from 0-1?? (this was our driver) to 8-1!! The kitty would be divided between all those with the correct score. The coach video system was not working some electrical problem and we were soon to find ourselves in dire straits North of Fredericia! The bus stopped for the usual "break" and hey presto the electric door would not open! We all piled in/out through the driver's door/window. Btw it was pouring with rain and as we hit the road again we were soon to discover that the wipers were not working and there were no lights on the bus. (Note: lights are compulsory day/night in Denmark). Everybody started flashing us.... Jorgen our chauffor began to ring round for help and after stopping at a workshop, who could not help, decided that we would need a reserve bus. Arriving at Vejle we were to take on the last passengers but instead we were all had to pile OUT of the bus! We had heard that the "new" reserve bus would come in 15 mins putting us around 1 hour behind schedule. New bus & new chauffor John arrived and all RED faces were happy again. The new bus was more modern and the bar was open! I sat up front serving beer/coke & chatting in the mike + singing songs (I can't sing). The new video did not work either! :( The display read d= damp so not too surprising judging by the buckets of wet stuff falling constantly from the heavens! We stopped again North of the bridge were we met the other Musc Support Coach which had started in the Varde/Esbjerg region. Helge Conradsen who is Formand for the Muscs in Denmark (almost 4000 members in the Branch) came on the bus to say hi! He mentioned that we should run a tips club NOT allowing any Brondby Win "tips". These should be thrown off the coach. Unfortunatley Helge did not realise our new bus driver had tipped 0-1! We decided to keep him ON the bus rather quickly :)) Checking the video it was now working! :) So ahead with the loatest David Beckhan Career Video and a good time was had by all! The new Bridge was an amazing site it's a suspension bridge, 2nd largest in the world. My first time over.. toll was 900kr for the bus!! We eventually arrived in Copenhagen around 2.45 pm an hour late, checking out "Parken" and parking facilities we then drove to Craisy Daisy for the Scandiavian Club Meet which was all afternoon! to come pt2 Craisy Daisy: TV in the toilets, flags and beer pt3 The Match & home: RED goals galore and a long trip home Barry "diggin the potatoes in Denmark" Match report with pics http://www.red11.org/mufc/9899/matfbroa.htm
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Subject: UNITED'S STYLISH SOCCER IS JUST SO SIXY Brondby ...2 Manchester Utd ...6 MANCHESTER United went goal crazy in wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen last night. Three months ago they wrecked Brondby with a six-goal attack on their summer tour of Scandinavia. And on their return to the stadium where Mick Jagger once belted out his hits, they got total satisfaction once more. Ryan Giggs notched two after recovering from a bruised foot to take another starring role in this United Euro epic. Andy Cole was in poaching mood again as United wrapped up this Champions' League tie by half-time. Then, just for good measure, they went on the rampage with a second-half performance that will strike fear into every one of their European opponents' hearts. Roy Keane beat two men to link with Dwight Yorke in the 53rd minute and then received the rolled-back return to score off the post. Phil Neville put in the perfect cross in the 59th minute for Yorke to plant beyond the helpless Mogens Krogh, and three minutes later Keane linked once more with Yorke, and his lay-off was hammered into the bottom corner by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after emerging from the substitutes' bench just two minutes earlier. United had been teased and tormented about their inability to kill off European foes in their last two Champions' League encounters. Barcelona were battered and bleeding at Old Trafford but survived. Bayern Munich escaped defeat courtesy of that last-minute rush of adrenaline from Peter Schmeichel But here in the Parken Stadium it was payback time. Even Brondby keeper Krogh had joined in the Mickey- taking with his taunting of striker Andy Cole. How he must this morning be regretting his eve-of-game tongue-lashing of the United hit-man, predicting that he would never be bending down to pick the ball out of the net from one of his shots. How wrong can you be? Krogh and his Danish pal paid the same heavy price as they did in their temporary home, when United hit six on their pre- season Scandinavian tour. Three goals in a near half-hour of destruction last night flattened a side facing United without suspended Nicky Butt and David Beckham and injured stars Teddy Sheringham, Denis Irwin, Ronny Johnsen and David May. It was embarrassing, three months ago, when United's friendly fire ripped Brondby to messy pieces. And the act of devastation was repeated as United pillaged the Danes in the land of the of the Vikings. It took just 90 seconds for United to strike the first killer blow as skipper Keane fed rookie Wes Brown on the right. The 19-year-old United youngster delivered a good ball across goal, Kenna Rasmussen ducked under Brown's pass, and Krogh was totally flat-footed as the ball hit him on the chest. Giggs was alert to the cock-up and casually planted the ball home for a gift opener. Brondby were stunned. Their hearts sunk by a split-second of defensive madness, and four minutes later they suffered another body blow when Per Nielsen collided with Cole and complained of double-vision. He probably couldn't believe what he was seeing as United went on a rampage that seriously damaged the faint Danish dream of a Champions' League quarter-final spot. United ran riot as Paul Scholes linked with Keane, who in turn fed Cole. The ensuing shot was deflected for a corner as Brondby desperately tried to catch their breath. Keane was again in the thick of the action after 18 minutes. He skilfully picked out Yorke, who chose to shoot rather than feed the better-placed Jesper Blomqvist. The disappointing result was a ball dragged wide of the target. But that didn't matter one jot when United ram-raided their way into a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes. Blomqvist's cross should have been cleared by Brian Jensen but he was no match in the air for Giggs, who comfortably headed into the top corner. The driving rain further dampened Brondby's spirits as they struggled to keep hold of the rampant Reds. Scholes added to the pressure with a shot across the face of goal, with a deflection bringing yet another corner. As Brondby began to wilt further, United went three up in the 28th minute. Yorke easily found Cole who sidestepped past Rasmussen to bang the ball into the bottom corner. It was simple, effective, and oh, so easy. You didn't think the Danes had it in them to mount a serious attack of their own. But they rocked United in the 34th minute when they somehow pulled one back. Thomas Lindrup was booked for taking a free-kick too quickly, and when the ball was replaced, Tim Daugaard managed to squirm it underneath Schmeichel's body. And the big Dane had to pick the ball out of the net again before the end, when Ebbe Sand added an element of respectability to the scoreline with a last-minute goal.
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Subject: United on fire at home and in Europe By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Oct 22 - Manchester United are on fire after 11 goals in two games and their 6-2 demolition of Brondby on Wednesday has put them in the driving seat of a tough Champions' League group D. United's victory in Copenhagen was the biggest away win in the six-year history of the Champions' League and United's best in Europe since the 1964-5 season when they beat Borussia Dortmund 6-1 in the Fairs Cup. Brondby may be the weakest team in a group that includes Bayern Munich and Barcelona, but they showed by their victory over the Germans that they are no pushovers. However, the Danes had no answer to United's attacking verve on Wednesday, particularly after the visitors had gone 2-0 ahead after 21 minutes with two goals from Ryan Giggs. Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke, who have developed an immediate understanding, again got on the scoresheet, along with Roy Keane and Ole Gunnar Solsjaer as United ran riot. They have now scored 14 goals in three games, surging up the premier league table to second, and the Cole-Yorke combination has a lot to do with it. Cole's confidence has soared since the 12.6 million pounds ($21.35 million) arrival of Yorke from Aston Villa in the summer and he is displaying the cool finishing of his Newcastle prime. And Yorke, something of a third choice after Marcelo Salas and Patrick Kluivert declined United's overtures, has been an immediate hit. As well as scoring goals with head and feet, his movement and link play mark him as the player that could just complete the United jigsaw and take them to their second European Cup. The return of Keane, who missed viturally all of last season with a knee injury, has also been vital to United's revival. After a hesitant start to the season, the Irish international is back to his best. His all-round display against Brondby was a lesson in midfield play and his gritty attitude ensures United will never slacken. An added bonus for manager Alex Ferguson was the appearance of 19-year-olds Wes Brown and Mark Wilson. Brown produced an accomplished performance at right back in only his third senior game, showing his confidence by supplying the cross for the first goal after just 90 seconds. Ferguson was delighted with the result but claimed United were not even at their best. "The execution of the goals was excellent but it was not a great performance," said the Scot, who has been frustrated in recent seasons in his bid for Europe's supreme trophy. After the unrealised hype of previous attempts, when United were undone by Monaco, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Gothenburg and Barcelona, United fans will be wary of English bookmakers moving them in to 7-1 from 10-1 to win the trophy. But for a last minute equaliser conceded at Bayern and the concentration lapses that let slip a 2-0 lead against Barcelona last month, United could already be a certainty for the quarter-finals. As it is they have a one-point lead over Bayern and Barcelona although they will hope to improve that position after their next game, the home return with Brondby. They then visit Barcelona, scene of their 4-0 embarrassment four years ago, before finishing with a home game against Bayern.
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Subject: Soccernet United hit Brondby for six Thursday, October 22, 1998 If Manchester United needed to give a ruthless show of Champions League pedigree to mark them down as genuine contenders this was it. But, for Alex Ferguson and his players, it was like Christmas, Lottery day and happy birthday all rolled into one at the Parken Stadium last night. United made a flying start and were three up in 27 minutes with a double from Ryan Giggs and another from Andy Cole. The goal spree continued in the second half as Dwight Yorke scored with a terrific header from Phil Neville's cross and Ole Solskjaer netted with his second touch against a team which had beaten Bayern Munich in the first group match. But it was United's fourth goal from Roy Keane that stood out. A peerless run, one-two and clinical finish from Keane announced, with some finality, that he is genuinely 'back' after his long injury and recuperation. From the first moment the whole occasion was like an English cup-tie in midwinter and that should have been omen enough for what United were about to do. The rain lashed down, it was dark, the pitch was a pockmarked mudheap and noise cascaded down from stands full of optimistic home supporters hoping against hope that this would be the day the big boys were not up for it. But they were, in a big way. Within half an hour United, without David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Teddy Sheringham and Ronny Johnsen, were three ahead and looking supercharged. It was one of those evenings which mixed farce, fascination and furore, and produced a match which was only a distant cousin of the elegant affairs against Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Only moments were needed to realise that the Danes, psychologically, were affected by their own weather. The ball moved and bobbled in the wind like a flipper from Shane Warne, the turf gave bounces which would make a lottery seem fair and the rain seemed to come in off the North Sea in horizontal sheets. United did not even notice while Brondby yearned for the warm blankets and the hot cup of cocoa which beckoned at half-time. Less than two minutes in Keane, who was magnificent, turned and clipped an inventive little ball to Wes Brown. This youngster, who is not a full back, has not played in Europe before and who could never have dreamed that this would all happen to him, symbolised United's readiness for the opportunity which beckoned. He galloped off down the right, punched a cross to the front post and then watched in enjoyment as Ken Rasmussen dipped his head sufficiently only to miss the ball and put his keeper Morgens Krogh off the simple catch. Giggs pounced without hesitation or mercy and it was 1-0 with only 90 seconds gone. Both Brown and Keane continued to impress for the next few minutes, choosing every defensive and offensive tackle, pass or header correctly. You could tell that Ferguson's team was primed to destroy, and you could also tell that they knew their opponents were still had cobwebs in their mind. Paul Scholes and Keane combined to give Cole a swivelling shot which Krogh did superbly to fingertip past the post and from Giggs' corner Yorke was up but failed to nod home the clean opportunity his jump had produced. Before Giggs showed him precisely how to do it, another neat combination between the Welshman and Keane created a shooting chance for Yorke. Brondby were on the ropes and simply needed knocking out. Jesper Blomqvist swung in a tantalising left wing cross in the 21st minute, Giggs soared above poor old Rasmussen who was having one of those nights. The reward was a firm header which Krogh practically ignored as it soared into the top corner. Brown nearly blotted his copybook with a two-footed tackle on Thomas Lindrup but referee Vitor Melo Pereira was lenient. From the free kick Soren Colding eventually fired in a fierce effort which Schmeichel let bounce from his hands but within an instant United were three up. Giggs let Scholes shoot in the penalty box and the effort deflected an inch wide off the thigh of Per Nielsen but with 17 minutes still left in the half Cole scored his 12th goal in 18 European matches. Vragel Da Silva, who had just come on for Brian Jensen, was caught out by the speed of Yorke's control and turn and suddenly Brondby were cut open again. Cole took the ball off Yorke's toes, reached the box and elegantly shot past Krogh. Brondby pulled a goal back in the 35th minute. The referee gave a free kick against Scholes, booked Thomas Lindrup for taking it too early and then watched with the same amazement as everyone else as Schmeichel allowed Kim Daugaard's effort to squirm in
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Subject: Dwight Yorke - lethal strike partnership with Cole COLE'S DEADLY DOUBLE ACT WITH DWIGHT By David Anderson, PA Sport They say opposites attract and that is certainly the case with Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke. Cole claims their different playing styles is one of the main reasons why they are forging such a lethal strike partnership for Manchester United. They each found the back of the net against Brondby in the 6-2 Champions' League mauling to take their joint tally to seven goals in the last three matches. Off the pitch the duo also have quite different personalities and while the affable Yorke is always smiling, Cole is moody and surly and was something of a loner until Yorke arrived in August. The two have quickly become firm friends and Cole believes this has helped their relationship in front of goal. In a rare interview he said: "My partnership with Dwight is brilliant and it is one of the best I have ever had. "We are opposites as players and I think that helps us. We don't get in each other's way and instead we complement each other with the way we play. "We also get on well together off the pitch which I feel is another thing which helps us when we play together." When Cole scored a Premier League record 34 goals in 40 games in season for Newcastle in 1993-94, many of those strikes were laid on by Peter Beardsley and he feels his blossoming partnership with Yorke is akin to those heady days at St James' Park. "My partnership with Dwight is one of the best I have ever had and it's a bit like the time I had at Newcastle with Peter Beardsley," said Cole. "That's the best comparison I can make. I enjoyed it with Peter and I'm now enjoying playing with Dwight." Cole's fifth goal of the season took his tally in Europe to 12 in 18 games and is further ammunition against the critics who have continually sniped at him over the last few years. Cole was deeply wounded by the criticism he has endured during much of his Old Trafford career, but he claims he ignores it now. In the past he would sulk and retreat into himself, whereas now the older and more mature Cole just points to his impressive goal-scoring record. "I'm not bothered what other people say about me any more," he said. "I've just turned 27 and I haven't got time to worry about what other people think these days. "My record speaks for itself and when I have finished it will all be down there in black and white for people to see." Brondby captain and former Arsenal midfielder John Jensen was highly-impressed by Cole and Yorke and he feels they can supply the goals to shoot United to Champions' League success this season. "I think with their goals Manchester United have a chance of winning the Champions League," said Jensen, who returns from suspension for next month's return between the sides at Old Trafford. "These two up front are simply frightening for other teams and United's record of 11 goals in their three Champions' League games speaks for itself. "I thought Cole and Yorke were United's best two players. Their movement, control and finishing was something else and even though our defenders were taller than them they still won most balls in the air. "They are quite a formidable partnership." © PA Sporting Life
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Subject: Ferguson acclaims firepower of Red October Thursday, October 22, 1998 Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes his side have regained the iniitiative in Group E after his side's record breaking 6-2 Champions League victory over Brondby. United's triumph in Denmark was the best away win since the competition was started and Ferguson said: 'It was a fantastic result for us. 'The suddenness of our goals caught Brondby out. The execution of the goals was excellence but it was not a great performance. Our best performance was in Munich, without question. 'The conditions were difficult and that created a carelessness in our play and we gave the ball away too much. But you can't dismiss the goals we scored and that was the main feature of the game.' Ryan Giggs scored United's first two goals before Andy Cole got in on the act. Roy Keane, Dwight Yorke and substitute Ole Gunnar Solskjaer then scored in an eight-minute burst early in the second half to knock Brondby for six. Group rivals Bayern Munichdid Ferguson's men a big favour, beating Barcelona 1-0 in Munich to leave United top of the group, a point ahead of both the Catalan club and the Germans. Stefan Effenberg scored Bayern's winner in first-half injury-time. European Cup holders Real Madrid matched United by beating Austria's Sturm Graz 6-1 at home to lead Group C on goal difference. Ronaldo made a successful return to help put Inter Milan's Champions League campaign back on track. The Brazilian scored the second goal in a 2-1 win over Spartak Moscow. Real, Spartak and Inter all have six points.
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Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 09:56:40 +0100 From: Steven Rix Subject: Tables/qualification chances To: MUFC@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU An anorak writes: Curious. United and Arsenal have played six games so far between them, and conceeding a last-minute goal in five of the games. Fortunately Brondby's goal last night didn't make much difference! It's looking good for United: top of the group, and two home games to come. But we need to hope that United don't peak just in the two games against Brondby, but play well in Round 5 as well (although draws in the last two games may actually be enough). Here are some possible ways for United to qualify for the next stage. If United beat Brondby at home whilst Barcelona and Bayern draw, then United will increase their lead to three points. Two draws would then be enough to win the group (for certain). Although a win and a loss will produce more points, that could allow Barcelona/Bayern to beat Brondby and United, forcing a tie on 11 points but winning the group on tie-break (results between teams). If United beat Brondby and Barcelona beat Bayern, then United will lead by only one point after four matches. Barcelona vs United in round 5 will be a big crunch - United will need to get at least a draw, then beat Bayern at home (or draw with Bayern and hope that Barcelona draw with Brondby). If United beat Brondby and Bayern beat Barcelona away, then United will again lead by only one point after four matches. United will certainly win the group if they then beat Bayern at home in round 6. In fact, a loss to Barcelona and a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford would be enough to pip Bayern, but oops, hang on, it will probably let Barcelona sneak to the top of the group by beating Brondby. Ah. So, United really want to beat Brondby in Round 4 and then get two draws (or better) in Rounds 5 and 6. If United beat Brondby and one of Bayern/Barcelona but lose to the other, they will end up on 11 points and may well finish second. This might be enough to sneak into the next round, although it's too early to say. It looks like two teams from Group C will qualify. There are three teams on six points in that group. Sturm Graz have lost all their games so far, so there is a very high chance that second place in Group C will have 12-13 points. Groups A and F could turn nasty. United's hope is that the teams currently leading the group turn on the style and win the group very convincingly. This could happen in Group F, where the leaders (Kaiserslauten) have two home games to come. In Group A, Croatia Zagreb are bottom but still have two home games; they might be able to take points off Porto and Ajax. Another scenario is that Ajax beat Olympiakos at home in round 4, whilst Porto win in Zagreb (both seem plausible). That would produce three teams on 7 points. Two of the three might get to 11 or 13 points, although perhaps 11 points is not so scary (given United's goal difference) whilst 13 points is not so likely. In the other groups, Juventus are doing a good job for United: three games, three draws. The more draws in each group the merrier! Group E could get turned upside down next round, if Kiev beat Arsenal and Panathinaikos beat Lens. That would be good news for the second-placed teams. Anyway, here are the tables, courtesy of: http://www.angelfire.com/nj/sivritepe/u98ecl.html Steve Rix ================================================================== Group A G W D L F A P Olympiakos SFP Piraiévs(16) GRE 3 2 1 0 5 2 7 FC Porto(8) POR 3 1 1 1 6 4 4 Ajax Amsterdam(6) HOL 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 NK Croatia Zagreb(22) CRO 3 0 1 2 0 5 1 Group B G W D L F A P Rosenborg BK Trondheim(19) NOR 3 1 2 0 5 2 5 Galatasaray SK İstanbul(23) TUR 3 1 1 1 4 6 4 Juventus FC Torino(2) ITA 3 0 3 0 3 3 3 Athletic C Bilbao(11) SPA 3 0 2 1 2 3 2 Group C G W D L F A P Real Madrid CF(1) SPA 3 2 0 1 9 3 6 Spartak Moskva(21) RUS 3 2 0 1 5 3 6 Internazionale Milano FC(9) ITA 3 2 0 1 3 3 6 SK Sturm Graz(20) AUT 3 0 0 3 1 9 0 Group D G W D L F A P Manchester United FC(14) ENG 3 1 2 0 11 7 5 FC Barcelona(4) SPA 3 1 1 0 5 4 4 FC Bayern München(10) GER 3 1 1 1 4 4 4 Brøndby IF(24) DEN 3 1 0 1 4 9 3 Group E G W D L F A P Arsenal FC London(7) ENG 3 1 2 0 4 3 5 RC Lens(5) FRA 3 1 2 0 3 2 5 Panathinaikos AO Athinai(17) GRE 3 1 0 2 3 4 3 Dinamo Kyyiv(26) UKR 3 0 2 1 3 4 2 Group F G W D L F A P 1.FC Kaiserslautern(3) GER 3 2 1 0 3 1 7 HJK Helsinki(40) FIN 3 1 1 1 3 2 4 PSV Eindhoven(13) HOL 3 1 0 2 4 5 3 SL Benfica Lisboa(15) POR 3 1 0 2 2 4 3 Second Place Team Rankings G W D L F A P Spartak Moskva(21) RUS 3 2 0 1 5 3 6 RC Lens(5) FRA 3 1 2 0 3 2 5 FC Porto(8) POR 3 1 1 1 6 4 4 FC Barcelona(4) SPA 3 1 1 0 5 4 4 HJK Helsinki(40) FIN 3 1 1 1 3 2 4 Galatasaray SK İstanbul(23) TUR 3 1 1 1 4 6 4 Qualification from the official UEFA site: Within the groups, should two clubs finish equal on points after the six group matches, the following criteria will be applied to determine placings: - Greater number of points obtained in matches between the clubs in question - Goal difference resulting from the matches between the clubs in question - Greater number of goals scored away from home in matches between the clubs in question - Superior goal difference from all matches played - Greater number of goals scored - National coefficient at the start of the greater season
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Thursday 22 October 1998 Subject: REAL MATCH UNITED'S SIX APPEAL European Cup holders Real Madrid matched Manchester United's feat in scoring six goals in the Champions' League. As United crushed Brondby 6-2 in Copenhagen to stroll to the top of Group D, seven-times champions Real slaughtered Austria's Sturm Graz 6-1 at the Bernabeu to lead Group C on goal difference. Real h it top gear against Graz after an opportunistic goal for the Austrians after eight minutes by Ivica Vastic woke them up. Brazilian striker Savio equalised after a one-two with Predjag Mijatovic and Spanish World Cup striker Raul put them ahead. Croatian star Robert Jarni blasted the third and an own goal from Ranko Pop ovic made it 4-1. Jarni, who joined Coventry only to leave for Real with playing a game for the Sky Blues this summer, scored the fifth and Savio completed the rout. United's group rivals Bayern did Alex Ferguson's men a big favour, edging out Barcelona in Germany to leave United top of the group, a point ahead of both the Catalan club and the Germans. Bayern got their win with a goal in first-half injury-time from Stefan Effenberg after missing a hatful of chances.
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