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July 31, 2013 7:15 PM BST
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That's all from me this evening, thanks for tuning into Goal.com LIVE coverage. Make sure you stay around for reaction very shortly...
 
 
And that's it! The referee blows the full-time whistle.
 
88′
PENALTY! Boateng gives away a silly spot-kick for tugging his opponent but Neuer saves the penalty from his counterpart Ceni.
 
86′
Goal Mitchell Weiser
GOAL! Bayern double their lead through substitute Weiser
 
81′
Alaba sprints past the defence like they're not there but can't control the ball and it rolls somewhat feebly out of play.
 
77′
Shaqiri fires the ball across the face of goal but it's somehow turned over by substitute Mitchell Weiser.
 
75′
Mandzukic worms his way in behind the Sao Paulo backline. He's forced out wide and blasts straight at Rogerio.
 
73′
We have a little over fifteen minutes to go here and the game really has been reduced to walking pace at times. Bayern still dominating but it has a real pre-season friendly feel about it now.
 
70′
Another change breaks up the game once more. Lucas Silva comes on for the Brazilian side while Lahm is replaced by 19-year-old Weiser for Bayern.
 
67′
Fresh from getting a yellow card, Kroos is now replaced by Shaqiri.
 
65′
First sight of Muller on the ball and he's picked out brilliantly on the left but drags his shot across goal from a tight angle.
 
63′
Couple more changes for Bayern as Van Buyten and Boateng are introduced. The game has just become a bit stop-start with all these substitutions.
 
61′
Ademilson and Maicon have both come on for Sao Paulo.
 
58′
Toni Kroos is booked for pulling back an opponent as the visitors attempted to break forward. Meanwhile, Robben is replaced by Thomas Muller.
 
56′
It hasn't been on the pitch very long but already the striker has made a massive difference. Will that goal make Sao Paulo come out of their shell or will it spur Bayern further forward?
 
55′
Goal Mario Mandzukic
GOAL! Mario Mandžukić puts Bayern into a deserved lead! Robben's in-swinging cross is flicked on by Dante and the Croatian is on hand to volley home at the back post.
 
52′
Another great opportunity for the hosts as Lahm picks out Ribery with a perfectly weighted ball but the French winger opts to cross instead of shoot himself and it's cleared.
 
51′
Ribery breaks down the right but can't pull his cross back into the danger zone as Sao Paulo prepare another change.
 
50′
The second half has started just as the first ended. Bayern dominating the ball but struggling to find that quality in the final third.
 
47′
It doesn't take long for Mandžukić to get involved but he should do better from Robben's delicate cross.
 
46′
And we're back underway...
 
45′
Sao Paulo have also made a change at the break as Ganso comes on for Osvaldo.
 
45′
Mario Mandžukić is being introduced for this second period with Pizarro the man withdrawn. Bayern are out and ready to kick-off but we're still waiting on the visitors to re-emerge.
 
 
Plenty of you reckon Bayern need to recruit a new striker on the evidence of the first-half. It's difficult to disagree but to be fair to Pizarro, he hasn't been supplied with the service he would have liked so far. If Guardiola is to dip into the transfer market, who do you reckon he should buy? @RyanBailey37
 
 
During the interval, you can let me know what you made of that first half, what you expect to happen in the second or even your predictions for the upcoming season. @RyanBailey37 on Twitter is how you can get in touch.
 
 
And that's half-time! Bayern have dominated proceedings but haven't been able to break down a resolute Sao Paulo rearguard thus far.
 
44′
There have been plenty of shots on the Sao Paulo goal in this first period as Robben attempts a cheeky lob before Ribery tries his luck from range - neither were on target.
 
43′
Things have just slowed down as we approach the break.
 
42′
Dante heads clear under pressure and Sao Paulo win their second corner but it's too close to Neuer.
 
40′
Just five minutes until half-time and more frustration for Bayern as Alaba's effort is well saved before Robben draws Ceni into another stop.
 
37′
Teasing ball into the box from Ribery, but there's only Robben in the area and the Dutchman isn't renowned for his aerial threat.
 
34′
Despite their dominance, there haven't been too many clear cut opportunities for Bayern thus far which may just be worrying Guardiola.
 
34′
Bayern break with pace and Robben draws the foul from Wellington who's shown a yellow card.
 
32′
At the other end, Wellington drives forward and forces Dante to make an important defensive header which leads to their first corner of the game. However, they go short and lose possession.
 
31′
More eye-catching line-up play between Ribery and Rafinha down the right creates the opening for Arjen Robben but his effort lacked power to trouble the Sao Paulo 'keeper.
 
30′
A bit of rest bite for the Sao Paulo defence as they enjoy a spell of possession. But here come Bayern again...
 
27′
Bayern have dominated possession but aren't really going anyway. It's all very similar to the way Barcelona played under Guardiola.
 
25′
Moments later, Rafinha gets to the by-line but his cross is cut out by Miranda before Lahm shoots well over.
 
24′
Yet another set-piece for the German sides leads to Ribery testing Rogério Ceni with a thunderous shot from the edge of the box.
 
21′
From the corner, Ribery floats it towards Robben on the edge of the area for the Dutch speedster to hit it first time but his effort goes just wide. You'll remember he scored something very similar at Old Trafford a couple of seasons back.
 
20′
Ribery is causing Fabrício all sorts of problems already as Bayern win another corner.
 
18′
Bayern just applying a bit more pressure now and back-to-back corners test the visitors' resolve but they defend sternly and clear the danger - for now!
 
17′
As mentioned, the hosts are well on top but have yet to really find that killer ball in the final third. Sao Paulo seem pretty happy to sit back and soak up the pressure, allowing them to counter-attack with the likes of Wellington and Aloisio.
 
15′
This game is developing into a session of attackers versus defenders as all the action is in the Sao Paulo half. Remember, you can get in touch throughout the evening, just include @RyanBailey37 in your tweet.
 
14′
Wellington gives away a silly free-kick just outside the area and Robben forces a fine save by Rogério Ceni from the resulting set-piece.
 
12′
Claudio Pizarro has been given an opportunity to impress this evening and has his first sight of goal from Ribery's corner but can't direct his header on target.
 
10′
Play continues as Neuer returns to the pitch but it's Sao Paulo who are been forced into an early change. Paulo Miranda trudges off and is replaced by Edson Silva.
 
8′
First attempt on goal for either side as Aloíso controls a lofted ball forward before stinging the fingertips of Neuer with a low drive. The 'keeper then has to receive some treatment on his finger following the stop.
 
6′
Ribery has seen plenty of the ball in the early exchanges but over hits his cross once again as Pep Guardiola barks out instructions from his technical area.
 
4′
Rafinha wins an early corner and Arjen Robben' set piece causes a moment of panic in the Sao Paulo area before they finally get it clear.
 
3′
A correction from earlier; defender Lucio isn't involved this evening unlike previously indicated.
 
2′
The German champions have already settled into their passing rhythm in the opening minutes. A lovely one-two between Alaba and Ribery creates space for the latter but his dangerous cross sails over Pizarro's head in the centre.
 
1′
The home side get us underway playing from left to right in this first period.
 
 
Substitution Xherdan Shaqiri Toni Kroos
 
 
Substitution Thomas Müller Arjen Robben
 
 
Both sides emerge to a warm welcome as both captains go through the pre-match routine. Bayern are in their changed kit of all black while as mentioned, the visitors will wear white this evening.
 
 
While we wait for the teams to emerge, just to make you aware of a couple of players in white to watch out for this evening. Former Arsenal midfielder Denilson starts for the Brazilian side, experienced centre-back Lucio is also included and all eyes will be on star duo Luis Fabiano and Wellington.
 
 
Just a few minutes away from kick-off at the superb Allianz Arena but before then we're being treated to an extravagant opening ceremony.
 
 
The hosts are boosted by the return of Manuel Neuer and Franck Ribery who both missed last week's German Super Cup defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Meanwhile, captain Phillip Lahm gets another run out in midfield.
 
 
Earlier in the day, Manchester City beat Italian giants AC Milan 5-3 in the first semi-final. All eight goals came in a frantic first half - here's hoping for some similiar entertainment in this game.
 
 
And Sao Paulo: Rogério Ceni, Douglas, Miranda, Toloi, Reinaldo, Caio, Wellington, Fabrício, Jadson, Osvaldo, Aloísio.
 
 
Starting with the hosts, Bayern Munich: Neuer, Rafinha, Lahm, Dante, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Martinez, Robben, Ribery, Pizarro.
 
 
Here are the line-ups for this evening's mouth-watering encounter between these two heavyweight clubs.
 
 
I'm @RyanBailey37 and you can get in contact with me via Twitter throughout the evening with your comments and predictions.
 
 
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's LIVE play-by-play commentary of this evening's second Audi Cup game between Bayern Munich and Sao Paulo. Kick off is just fifteen minutes away at 19.30 GMT
 
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