After a successful tour of the USA in conjunction with the International Champions Cup, with one loss and two wins, Bayern Munich is back to Munich and they are getting prepared for Audi Cup!
The Audi Cup is an annual mini-tournament featuring four teams that play a total of four games. This year’s contestants will be Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Fenerbahce, and of course — Bayern Munich. The cup will be played in the span of two days from July 30 to 31. The winners of the first two matches will meet to contend for the cup, while the losers will play for third place.
Internationaler Spitzenfußball in der #AlianzArena! Für alle Kurzentschlossenen haben die Tageskassen am Stadion morgen bereits ab 12:00 Uhr geöffnet! Der @FCBayern trifft um 20:30 Uhr auf @Fenerbahce! ☀️ ⚽️ #AudiCup2019 #ServiceTweet #packmas pic.twitter.com/qz09nLIYBr— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) July 29, 2019
Bavarian icon Thomas Muller thinks highly of the Audi Cup. In an interview for FCBayern.com, he gives his thoughts about the cup:
For me, the Audi Cup is one of the highlights of the preseason. I don’t think we need to waste words talking about such names. The Audi Cup has been providing a great line-up since 2009 and that’s why it’s so significant. Visitors can watch four top matches over two days and look forward to exciting clashes
Bayern Munich also ensured that fans who come to watch their beloved teams won’t be bored while they are there! You can check out what they have prepared for the visitors here.
Niko Kovač is very pleased that he has a full squad at his hands, with the exception of Lucas Hernandez who is still recovering from his surgery. So we can expect a strong lineup for their first match on Tuesday (20:30 CEST) against 18-time Turkish champion — Fenerbahce. Depending on the result, Bayern will play next on Wednesday at 18:00 for the third-place match or 20:30 for the final.
“A victory, especially in front of our own fans in a full stadium, is of great importance!” said Müller.
It is very important to gain momentum and confidence for the German Supercup against Borussia Dortmund on August 3.
Personally, I would like to see us play Real Madrid in the final and see Bayern crushing them at the Allianz Arena. I know it is a friendly, but still it would feel good to have the taste of victory against our bitter Champions League rivals, even if it’s a preseason game.