More than 80,000 tickets for tournament on July 31/August 1 sold
FC Bayern, Manchester City, AC Milan and FC São Paulo on the pitch
Semi-final pairings for the first match day confirmed
Manchester City and AC Milan will open the 2013 Audi Cup in the first semi-final on July 31. Afterward, Treble winner FC Bayern München will meet with FC São Paulo to play for entering the final. The excitement of the fans for the third edition of the Audi Cup is rising, as more than half of the tickets for the tournament at the Allianz Arena have already been sold.
Four top teams in the battle for the first international title of the season, Treble winner FC Bayern München playing at its home stadium and the international tournament premiere of their new coach Pep Guardiola on the touchline: Soccer fans throughout Germany are feverishly awaiting the 2013 Audi Cup held for the third time on July 31 and August 1. Whereas the Bundesliga home matches at the Allianz Arena in the 2013/2014 season are sold out, the Audi Cup is still giving fans the opportunity to watch not just one but two matches of FC Bayern against top opponents live. Tickets are still available at www.audicup.com.
The semi-final pairings have been confirmed. In the early evening, the English Champion of the 2011/2012 season, Manchester City, and the nine-time European Cup winner, AC Milan, will open the tournament. Afterward, the German Champion, DFB Cup winner and Champions League winner, FC Bayern, will play its first match. Europe’s most successful club team will meet in the second semi-final with the three-time World Cup winner and reigning Champion of the South American “Copa Sudamericana” Club Championship, FC São Paulo. The kick-off times are scheduled for 18:15 and 20:30.
The final on Thursday, August 1, will be about answering the question of who will be succeeding FC Bayern München and FC Barcelona, the teams that won the Audi Cup in 2009 and 2011. This year, the winner will again receive the coveted trophy, a cup with a height of 60 centimeters, which has been created by Audi Design and is made of aluminum. The Audi Cup is not only a popular topic at the ticket counter, as the official Facebook page reflects more than 27,000 fans. At www.facebook.com/AudiCup2013. in addition to all the news centered on the tournament and the four teams, visitors can take exclusive peeks behind the scenes of the Audi Cup.