Pep Guardiola will get a shot at winning his second Audi Cup this summer when Bayern Munich host AC Milan, Manchester City, and São Paulo at the Allianz Arena. The four team tournament will take place July 31 and August 1. This is the third edition of the event with Bayern winning in 2009 in a 7-6 penalty shootout against Manchester United. Guardiola's Barcelona beat Bayern 2-0 to take the 2011 trophy.
The mini-tournament is a great prep immediately before the games that count begin next season. The 2013-14 Bundesliga season kicks off on August 7th while the 2013-14 DFB Pokal begins on August 2!
Matthias Sammer gets it: "AC Milan, Manchester City, FC São Paulo are the kind of opponents you desperately want in pre-season. And Pep Guardiola will be able to see where his team stands a week before the Bundesliga restart on 7 August."
AC Milan: Brother vs Brother! We have Jerome Boateng, and they have Kevin Prince Boateng.
Manchester City: Is it possible that Mario Gomez will be suiting up for them when they're here?
São Paulo: Former Bayern man Lúcio will be returning to Munich.