Four matches with top-flight football clubs on four days – that’s the Audi Cup. Four big names in international football will be meeting at the Munich Allianz Arena in the event billed as ‘In close touch with the best’ on August 4 and 5: FC Bayern München, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur.
This year’s event marks the fourth edition of the tournament that celebrated its premiere in 2009 on the occasion of the festivities for the 100th anniversary of the Audi brand. Held at two-year intervals, the Audi Cup has since become established as one of the most important tournaments in preparation for the European football season. Real Madrid and Tottenham will be competing in Munich under the banner of the four rings for the first time whereas AC Milan has been a regular guest in the Audi Cup at the Allianz Arena.
The time-tested format of the Audi Cup has remained unchanged. On Tuesday, August 4, the two semi-final meetings will be held. The losers of these matches will be playing for third place on Wednesday, August 5, before the winners meet in the final. The kickoff times on both days will be 18.15 and 20.45. As a result, the spectators at the Allianz Arena will be seeing all four clubs on both match days. The winners’ well-deserved reward: the 60 centimeter tall aluminum trophy designed by Audi.
The matches will last 90 minutes. Drawn matches will be decided directly by a penalty shoot-out. For all football fans that were not able to obtain tickets, there will be extensive television coverage. The Audi Cup will be broadcast live in many countries.