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Top international clubs to contest Audi Cup

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Top international clubs to contest Audi Cup

Postby FCBayernNews » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:05 am

Fans in Munich and around the world will enjoy a top-level test to kick off the 2019/2020 season: on July 30 and 31, FC Bayern, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe Istanbul, and Tottenham Hotspur will go head to head at the Allianz Arena in the sixth Audi Cup. Tickets are on sale now.

The tradition started exactly ten years ago: the first Audi Cup was held in 2009 as part of the celebrations for Audi’s 100th birthday. Since then, the Cup has become one of the best-known and most prestigious pre-season tournaments in Europe. Hosts FC Bayern have won the trophy three times, while FC Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid have each held the top spot once.

The latest line-up could hardly get any better: Bayern, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe, and Tottenham have more than 90 league titles combined, 51 cup titles, and 19 Champions League titles, and the current season is not even over yet.

“We are very happy the Audi Cup 2019 will again be held at the Allianz Arena,” says Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the Executive Board at FC Bayern München AG. “The four teams guarantee exciting games and two brilliant days for our fans at the Allianz Arena.”

“It’s great to see that the Audi Cup has been a firm fixture for new-season preparations among top international clubs for the last ten years now,” says Bram Schot, chairman of the Board of Management at AUDI AG. “This year’s participants not only promise two exciting days for all football fans, but they also provide an excellent example of how partnerships with Audi work in practice.”

The two semi-final games will be played on Tuesday, July 30. The first game of the tournament will see Real Madrid face Tottenham Hotspur, before FC Bayern and Fenerbahçe Istanbul go head to head later in the evening. The losing teams will play for third place on Wednesday, July 31, before the winners meet for the final. Kick-off is at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. respectively, games will last 90 minutes, and—if necessary—be followed directly by a penalty shootout. The spectators will be able to watch all four teams play on both days.
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