Bayern Munich 0, Colombia 0, tie
MIAMI (AP) _ Colombia, which tied West Germany at the World Cup on a last-minute goal, pulled off another surprise Friday night when it tied defending German champion Bayern Munich at the Miami Cup soccer tournament.
Colombia goalkeeper Rene Higuita came out 35 yards and was beaten by Danish international Brian Laudrup’s chip shot with five minutes left. But an alert defender cleared the ball in the middle of the penalty area.
Bayern Munich, which plays FC Porto next month in the quarterfinals of the European Champions Cup, is one of the strongest clubs in the world. It has won five of the last six German Bundesliga titles and is 9-3-5 at the midwinter break with 23 points, one behind first-place Werder Bremen.
Bayern started six players from Germany’s national team, the defending World Cup champions: defenders Klaus Augenthaler, Juergen Kohler, Hans Pfluger and Stefan Reuter; midfielder Olaf Thon, and goalkeeper Reiner Aumann.
Colombia, which earlier this week played a scoreless tie at Mexico, went 1-1-1 in the first round of the World Cup before losing to Cameroon 2-1. The Colombians were without forward Carlos Valderrama, who is playing in the French League.
The game was marred by 36 fouls, 19 against Colombia and 17 against Bayern Munich.