MUNICH: The lawyer of former Germany star Lothar Matthaus, now coach of Partizan Belgrade, said on Thursday he was launching a legal claim for 500,000 euros he says are owed to his client's May 2000 testimonial.
“We are sorry to have to lodge this complaint. I think the tribunal is now going to fix a date (for a hearing),” said Matthaus' lawyer Wolfgang Sturzer.
Former Bayern star Matthaus insists he is owed the money, while Bayern's general manager Uli Hoeness said the club was “happy to have a trial which will finally shed some light on this affair.”
Last month Hoeness appealed to Matthaus not to take the matter to the law courts. – AFP
Copa Brasil second round first leg: Atletico Roraima 1 Vitoria 2.
Second leg: Cruzeiro 7 Corinthians-Caico 0 (Cruzeiro win 9-2 on aggregate), Nautico 3 America-Natal 1 (Nautico win 4-3), Fluminenense 2 Flamengo-Teresina 0 (Fluminense win 4-1), Flamengo 1 Ceara 0 (Aggregate: 1-1. Flamengo win 4-3 on penalties), Fortaleza 3 Figueirense 1 (Aggregate: 3-3. Figueirense win on away goals), Sao Paulo 5 Gama 1 (Sao Paulo win 7-3), Goias 1 Ituano 1 (Aggregate: 2-2. Goias win 4-2 on penalties).