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August 1, 2013 7:30 PM BST
 
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Well, that's all from me this evening. I hope you've enjoyed Goal.com's LIVE play-by-play coverage of the 2013 Audi Cup final at the Allianz Arena. Congratulations to champions Bayern Munich as they emerge with the title with a 2-1 win over Manchester City. It's been a pleasure being your host as always. I'm Ian Capasso, signing off.
 
 
And so Bayern Munich claim their maiden silverware on the campaign at their home ground in Munich after losing out on the German Super Cup to arch rivals Borussia Dortmund on 27 July.
 
 
No further chances would transpire as the referee brought the encounter to a close after one minute of stoppages with the final score Manchester City 1-2 Bayern Munich.
 
 
Mandzukic nearly grabbed a third for Bayern with an effort from the heart of the area that shaved a coat of paint off of the upright, whilst Edin Dzeko's scuffed effort was beaten away by Neuer one on one with just two minutes to go!
 
 
Just five minutes later Bayern were celebrating again, as substitute Mario Mandzukic netted a diving header on the end of a Muller cross to complete the comeback and propel the Allianz Arena outfit out in front.
 
 
However, the English side's lead was short lived as Pablo Zabaleta handled in the area to give away a penalty. Thomas Muller stepped up and sent Pantilimon the wrong way to equalise for the treble winning Germans from the spot.
 
 
Following the break Negredo headed directly at the keeper from an excellent position, but made amends on 60 minutes as he latched on to Samir Nasri's cushioned ball on the counter and held off Javi Martinez to smash an angled drive past Neuer inside the far post to put City on top 1-0.
 
 
Bayern Munich dominated possession for the opening 30 minutes but Ribery, Kroos, and Robben all found themselves denied by Pantilimon in goal for City. Jovetic and Negredo each had an opportunity for the Manchester outfit as they began to finally threaten the Champions League title-holders, but neither could finish and the match went into halftime scoreless.
 
 
Let's take a look at how the action unfolded in Munich with the match done and dusted.
 
 
Manchester City are denied a second pre-season trophy as Pep Guardiola remains unbeaten in his managerial career against Manuel Pellegrini to bring home Bayern's first piece of silverware on the campaign.
 
 
And that's all she wrote! The final whistle goes with Bayern Munich claiming a 2-1 victory over Manchester City to take the 2013 Audi Cup!
 
89′
Substitution Philipp Lahm Mitchell Weiser
Weiser steps on for Lahm, who picked up a knock to the head, as we enter extra time.
 
89′
Dzeko rises to meet the ensuing corner but can't direct his header on target.
 
88′
A Bayern corner coms to nothing and Pantilimon quickly launches a quick counter that sees Dzeko go in alone on goal only to be denied by Manuel Neuer!
 
87′
Pep Guardiola standing on the touchline urging his men to stay vigilant in defence as we near full time.
 
85′
Yaya Toure embarks on a run down the left but is closed down and whistled for a foul after some extracurricular activity.
 
83′
Navas beats Boateng down the right and crosses to the back post for Milner, but the ball crosses the byline in the air and the move is brought to an end.
 
81′
Nearly a third from Bayern! A sensational first touch from Mandzukic in the area sees the striker unleash a low strike that caroms off the upright and goes out for a goal kick.
 
79′
Some tricky work from Ribery sees the ball fall to Muller in the area, but his shot is blocked away for a corner.
 
78′
Yet another offside goes against Dzeko after Ribery's run at the other end shared the same fate.
 
77′
Dzeko looks to slip in behind the defence but is flagged for offside.
 
75′
Shaqiri hits a cracking strike from the edge of the area that forces Pantilimon into a save to his left as the match remains wide open!
 
74′
Substitution Negredo Edin Dzeko
Edin Dzeko has now replaced Alvaro Negredo as City will need to stage a comeback to claim their second piece of pre-season silverware.
 
71′
Goal Mario Mandzukic
GOAL BAYERN MUNICH!!! Mario Mandzukic gets his head to Muller's cross from the right flank to beat Pantilimon on the bounce and Pep Guardiola's men have completed the comeback to take the lead!!!
 
71′
Ribery shakes Zabaleta down the left and crosses in for Mandzukic at the back post, but Kompany is on guard and heads away.
 
70′
Bayern's sixth corner of the evening comes to nothing and City burst forward on the counter attack, but are abrupty stopped under high pressure from the Germans.
 
69′
Substitution Dante Jerome Boateng
 
69′
Substitution Javi Martínez Daniel Van Buyten
Van Buyten immeditely comes on as Shaqiri hits a vicious strike that sails just over the crossbar.
 
66′
Penalty Goal Thomas Müller
GOAL BAYERN MUNICH!!! Muller sends Pantilimon the wrong way and deposits low into the right hand corner to equalise for Die Roten!
 
65′
PENALTY TO BAYERN MUNICH!!! Pablo Zabaleta handles in the area with an uncontroleld swing of the arm and the referee immediately points to the spot.
 
64′
Mandzukic elects to knock down Alaba's cross with space in the area and sees his ball intended for Ribery cut out.
 
63′
Bayern upping the tempo a bit now a goal down as they look to eradicate their arrears immediately in front of the home crowd.
 
60′
Goal Negredo
GOAL MANCHESTER CITY!!! Negredo latches onto the end of a defence splitting ball and holds off Javi Martinez to finish clincally past Manuel Neuer with an angled drive!!!
 
58′
Substitution Toni Kroos Rafinha
Rafinha now replaces Kroos as Pep Guardiola looks to be taking no chances with injury.
 
58′
Ribery bursts down the left flank to cross into the area for new entrant Mandzukic, but it's hoofed clear by the City defence and play is stopped for Kroos to receive treatment.
 
57′
Substitution Arjen Robben Xherdan Shaqiri
 
57′
Substitution Thiago Alcántara Mario Mandzukic
A pair of substitutions for Bayern as Robben and Thiago Alcantara exit for Shaqiri and Mandzukic to come on.
 
56′
Negredo breaks through the defence on the end of a well weighted Nasri ball, but is called for offside.
 
55′
Negredo with a header from close range on the end of Nasri's cross but it's once again hit directly at Neuer and the German parries it away!
 
53′
Some neat interplay from the Germans sees Robben go with goal with his head, but Fernandinho is perfectly positioned to clear and spares Pantilimon the trouble.
 
52′
Nasri gets in behind the defence once again and strokes past Neuer inside the far post, but the flag has gone up and the goal is waved off.
 
51′
The wave now making its way around the Allianz Arena as the fans urge the sides forward.
 
50′
Ribery lays off for Kroos to shoot first time from long range, and the effort spirals into the stands to send the chance begging.
 
49′
Nasri is played in behind Javi Martinez and bears down on Neuer, but the German eeper keeps his nerve and makes the save one on one off his line!
 
47′
Substitution Stevan Jovetic Jesús Navas González
Stevan Jovetic has also come off for City in favour of Jesus Navas.
 
47′
Substitution Gareth Barry Yaya Touré
Yaya Toure  coming on for Gareth Barry for the second half.
 
47′
Bayern with posession in the offensive third to start out the second half; City remaining organised at the back.
 
46′
And we have kick-off from Manchester City!
 
 
The sides are heading back out onto the pitch and the second half will be under way shortly!
 
 
As a reminder, should the match reach full time with the sides still level, no extra time will be played and a penalty shoot-out will decide the winner of the 2013 Audi Cup.
 
 
And there we have it, at halftime with the two giants of Europe in a scoreless deadlock. Will Manuel Pellegrini's men be able to give their manager his first career victory over Pep Guardiola in the second half?
 
 
On the stroke of halftime Nasri broke away from Lahm to pick out Negredo in the heart of the area, but the Spaniard's header flew directly into the arms of Manuel Neuer.
 
 
Kompany nearly had the ball in the back of his own net blocking away a Muller cross, whilst Clichy blasted over the bar at the other end and Negredo spurned a great opportunity by scuffing his shot in space in the area.
 
 
Just after the 30 minute mark the Blues finally had a sight of goal, with summer signing Stevan Jovetic shaking off Javi Martinez to hit a rasping drive from distance that flew just past the upright.
 
 
Manuel Pellegrini's boys were struggling to get a touch of the ball but remained resolved in defence. Pantilimon was tested once again by a dipping strike from Robben on 28 minutes, but the Romanian remained focused and got down well to save.
 
 
Costel Pantilimon had to be alert from the first whistle, as he was forced to smother a Ribery angled drive inside 3 minutes and beat away a fierce, yet central, long range drive from Kroos.
 
 
City struggled mightily to get a touch of the ball through the first 35 minutes of the match, with Bayern amassing 72% possession through the opening half-hour.
 
 
Let's recap the first half as the squads head into the dressing rooms for halftime.
 
45′
The referee blows the whistle for half time a few seconds short of the full 45 and we're into the break.
 
44′
Nasri slips away from Lahm on the left and picks out Negredo with a sumptuous cross, only for the striker's header to fly directly into the arms of the keeper.
 
43′
City come flying up the pitch following the goal kick and Jovetic finds Negredo with space to shoot in the area, but the Spaniard disappointingly scuffs his shot wide of the mark.
 
42′
Kroos' delivery is beaten away by Pantilimon and Lahm fires a screamer high over the bar from 20 yards out.
 
41′
Yellow Card D. Boyata
 
41′
A slick backheel from Ribery sets Kross off on a mazy run into space. The German returns the favour and the French winger is clattered to the ground by Boyata to set up a dangerous free-kick on the left flank.
 
38′
City pressing a bit higher with Jovetic and Nasri moving closer to Negredo, who has looked quite isolated for much of the match.
 
37′
City with a bit of possession in the offensive third. Negredo's angled drive is blocked away and Clichy recovers, but the full back's drive from distance flies over the bar and Bayern take over.
 
36′
Schweinsteiger gets his head on the corner at the far post unmarked, but can't hit the target and the opportunity is wasted.
 
35′
Nearly an own goal from Kompany! Muller's square ball prompts a sliding clearance from the Belgian and the ball just loops onto the roof of the net.
 
33′
Ribery latches onto a ball down the left flank and flashes a low cross across the face of goal, but nobody is there for the tap-in, much to the Frenchman's dismay.
 
31′
City have their first look at goal as Jovetic breaks away from Javi Martinez on the edge of the area and fires just wide of the mark!
 
29′
A pair of chances in quick succession for Bayern but Pantilimon is equal to Schweinsteiger's effort whilst Lahm heads wide soon after.
 
27′
Schweinsteiger picks out Muller with an intelligent ball over the top, but the flag is raised as as the Germany international's header flies over the bar.
 
26′
City take possession through Boyata and come forward on the break, but Jovetic is caught offside and the move quickly comes to an end.
 
25′
Stat attack: Through the opening 25 minutes, Bayern Munich have amassed 72% possession.
 
24′
The corner comes to nothing but Bayern are immediately back on the ball, playing the ball in close quarters in boss Guardiola's definitive possession style.
 
23′
Robben plays Robben in down the right side dangerously, but his cross is knocked away by an alert Kompany for a corner.
 
22′
Negredo the only City player not behind the ball for Manuel Pallegrini's side, who continue to remain compact under concerted pressure from the Germans.
 
20′
Extremely patient work from Pep Guardiola's boys as the ping the ball around on the edge of the area, but the latest move eventually comes to nothing as Schweinsteiger's lofted ball eludes Robben down the right.
 
19′
Milner taking the initiative for City and breaks forward, but his ball for Negredo is easily cut out by Dante.
 
17′
City really struggling to gain a foothold having seen precious little of the ball with a tick over of a quarter of an hour gone in the match.
 
16′
Ribery switches the play after making a run down the left and picks out Robben, who cuts inside and uleashes a strike from distance only to see it sail into the stands.
 
15′
By the numbers: Pep Guardiola won 14 of 19 trophies on offer whilst at the helm of Barcelona.
 
14′
Dante remaining vigilant at the back, twice closing down City's attempts to move into the offensive third.
 
13′
Pellegrini's men struggling to get anything going offensively as a lazy ball from the back for Negredo sees Lahm take over for Bayern.
 
11′
City once again gift the ball back to the reining Champions League title-holders, as Pantilimon's short goal kick runs straight to Muller and invites another attacking move.
 
10′
Ribery attempts to beat Boyata with skill, but the yongster stands firm and is able to marshal the ball out of play for a Bayern corner.
 
9′
City give the ball away in their own area, but Muller is unable to capitalise as his short pass for Ribery is cut out and Pantilimon is able to claim.
 
8′
Some slick passing and movement from Die Roten in the offensive third, with Kroos eventually finding a bit of space for a first time effort from distance that is beaten away by Pantilimon.
 
7′
Thiago Alcantara tries to find Robben streaking down the right with a long ball from the centre circle, but the Dutchman can't control and possession once again returns to City.
 
5′
Lahm launches a perfectly weighted lofted ball to play Ribery into the box, but the Frenchman's first time cross cum shot arrows across the face of goal goes out for a goal kick.
 
4′
A mistake from Bayern in possession and Jovetic comes forward into the area to set up James Milner for a shot, but it's blocked and the danger is quelled.
 
3′
The Germans content to hold onto possession and build from the back, probing for the openings in City's defence.
 
2′
A lovely move forward sees Ribery with acres of space in the area, but his left footed effort is smothered by Pantilimon to keep the match scoreless inside 2 minutes.
 
1′
City quickly win the ball and burst forward, but Negredo's cross is disappointing and skies over the bar and out for a goal kick.
 
1′
And we have kick-off! Bayern Munich starting with possession.
 
 
Squads are set, and we're ready for kick-off!
 
 
A note before the match begins - should the score be level at full time, the winner will decided immediately by penalty shoot-out - no extra time will be played.
 
 
69,000 fans in attendance at the Allianz Arena for the final tonight, very nearly a sellout crowd that should have plenty to cheer about given the quality on display.
 
 
The squads are coming out on to the pitch and the match wil be under way shortly following the pre-game ceremony.
 
 
And now for a head-to-head between today's opposing tacticians. In 8 career meetings Pep Guardiola has never lost to counterpart Manuel Pellegrini, coming away with 6 victories and 2 draws.
 
 
Bayern Munich triumphed 2-0 over Brazilians Sao Paulo yesterday to make today's final, with Mario Mandzukic striking on 55 minutes before Mitchell Weiser killed off the tie in the 86th minute.
 
 
City booked their ticket to today's encounter with a cracking 5-3 win over AC Milan on Wednesday, scoring all five goals in the opening 36 minutes of the match before conceding three prior to half time. David Silva, Micah Richards, Aleksandar Kolarov, and Edin Dzeko all got on the scoresheet.
 
 
Let's take a look at how each of these giants of the European game progressed to today's final.
 
 
City will be extra keen to come away with a victory on the day as taking the title would see the Citizens snatch their second piece of pre-season silverware after claiming the Asia Trophy in a rainy final opposite Sunderland in Hong Kong.
 
 
Die Roten midfielder Schweinsteiger may have two reasons to celebrate to if his side are indeed able to claim the Audi Cup, as the German stalwart turns 29 years of age today.
 
 
And now the 2011-12 Premier League champions Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Boyata, Clicky, Fernandinho, Nasri, Milner, Barry, Jovetic, Negredo
 
 
First Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich side: Neuer, Dante, Thiago, Ribery, Martinez, Robben, Lahm, Muller, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Kroos
 
 
Let's take a look at the line-ups for tonight's mouth watering encounter between the treble-winning German giants and Manuel Pellegrini's men.
 
 
Hello all and welcome to Goal.com's LIVE play-by-play coverage of the 2013 Audi Cup final between Bayern Munich and Manchester City at the lovely Allianz Arena. I'm Ian Capasso and I'll be your host for this evening's showpiece event in Munich.
 
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