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By ESPN Staff

Klose lifts Bremen into second place

LONDON -- Tottenham beat Manchester City 2-1 on Saturday to stay on course for a Champions League berth next season while Sunderland -- struggling to stay in the Premier League -- had to abandon its game with Fulham because of a wet field.

Tottenham went up 2-0 on goals by Paul Stalteri and Michael Carrick in the 44th and 49th minutes. Georgios Samaras scored for Manchester City in the 52nd. City goalkeeper David James made three key saves to deny Robbie Keane and Michael Carrick.

Tottenham has 58 points and is in fourth place, the final Champions League qualifying spot.

Charlton and Everton tied 0-0, Wigan and Birmingham tied 1-1 and Blackburn kept up its chances of sneaking into fourth place with a 2-2 tie with relegation-threatened Portsmouth. Blackburn has 54 points -- one more than Arsenal, which dropped to sixth.

Defending champion Chelsea leads the league with 79 points, seven more than Manchester United and 12 more than Liverpool.

Sunderland's game with Fulham was called off after 21 minutes at the Stadium of Light because of a waterlogged field.

Fulham was leading 1-0 through Brian McBride's ninth-minute goal. Heavy snow had been falling since the beginning of the game. The game will be replayed at an undetermined date.

Sunderland needed to win to avoid relegation to the Football League Championship but was saved by the tie between Birmingham and Wigan.

Spain
MADRID, Spain --Veljko Paunovic scored twice to give Getafe a 2-1 victory over Malaga, adding to the last-place team's worries of relegation from the Spanish league.

Paunovic's deflected drive opened the scoring at Malaga in the 19th minute, although substitute Pablo Counago tied it early in the second half with an angled shot.

After Malaga defender Fernando Sanz was ejected for a foul in the 85th, Paunovic fired Getafe's winning goal in injury time to leave Malaga winless in 10 games and nine points from escaping relegation.

Cadiz's relegation fears also increased with a 1-1 tie against Real Betis. Cadiz stayed next to last, with Betis in 12th.

Germany
BERLIN -- Werder Bremen beat first-place Bayern Munich 3-0 to reopen the Bundesliga title race.

Miroslav Klose played a role in all three goals to lift Bremen into second place, ahead of Hamburg on goal difference. Bayern, which was 10 points ahead two weeks ago, could have its lead trimmed to four points Sunday with if Hamburg beats Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Bremen went ahead when Bastian Schweinsteiger headed in Klose's cross for a 33rd-minute own goal. Klose then set up goals by Daniel Jensen in the 79th and Tim Borowski in the 83rd.

With five rounds left, Bayern has 66 points with Bremen and Hamburg tied at 59.

"Let's not get too carried away with this loss," Magath said. "The outcome of the title race is still in our hands and we won't let it slip away."

Hertha Berlin beat Kaiserslautern 2-0 to keep its hold on fifth place and a UEFA Cup berth. Bayer Leverkusen kept pace, remaining two points behind by edging Borussia Dortmund 2-1.

Italy
ROME -- Julio Ricardo Cruz and Sinisa Mihajlovic scored second-half goals within 6 minutes and Inter Milan rallied to a 2-1 victory at Ascoli, overtaking city rival AC Milan for provisional second place in the Serie A.

Cruz converted a 52nd-minute penalty to even a first-half goal by Ascoli veteran striker Marco Ferrante, also on a penalty.

Mihajlovic, who substituted for Walter Samuel at the start of the second half, scored the winner in the 57th, with a left-footed, curling free kick.

Cruz was ejected in the closing minutes after getting two yellow cards within seconds; the first for wasting time and the second for arguing with the referee.

Inter improved to 22-5-6 and 71 points, one ahead of AC Milan, which hosts Chievo Verona on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Vincenzo Iaquinta scored his first goal in two months to help Udinese beat Livorno 2-0 and move seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Serie A leader Juventus hosts fourth-place Fiorentina on Sunday and can restore its 11-point lead over Inter with a win.