2009 Audi Cup

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2009 Audi Cup
Tournament details
Host countryGermany
Dates29 July – 30 July
Teams4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsGermany Bayern Munich (1st title)
Runners-upEngland Manchester United
Third placeArgentina Boca Juniors
Fourth placeItaly Milan
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored10 (2.5 per match)
Attendance252,000 (63,000 per match)
Top scorer(s)Germany Thomas Müller (2 goals)
2011

The first edition of the Audi Cup was a two-day association football tournament that featured four teams, and was staged in late July 2009 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. The competition was organised and promoted by car manufacturer Audi AG to celebrate their 100th year of trading, and hosted by 2007–08 Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich defeated Manchester United in the final in a penalty shoot-out after a goalless draw. Boca Juniors defeated Milan in the third place match.

Participating teams[edit]

Competition format[edit]

The competition took the format of the latter stages of a regular knock-out competition. The winners of each of the two matches on the first day compete against each other for the Audi Cup, whilst the two losing sides play in a third-place match.[1] The draw for the 2009 Audi Cup semi-finals was made on the Audi stand at the Geneva Motor Show, on 3 March 2009. The draw was conducted by Audi representative Tom Kristensen, in the presence of an official representative from each participating team. Gennaro Gattuso (Milan), Wes Brown (Manchester United), Carlos Bianchi (Boca Juniors) and Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich) were present on behalf of their clubs. The trophy was contested over two days, each day seeing two matches played back-to-back.

 
Semi-finals
29 July
Final
30 July
 
      
 
18:30
 
 
England Manchester United 2
 
20:45
 
Argentina Boca Juniors 1
 
England Manchester United 0 (6)
 
20:45
 
Germany Bayern Munich 0 (7)
 
Germany Bayern Munich 4
 
 
Italy Milan 1
 
Third place
 
 
18:30
 
 
Argentina Boca Juniors 1 (4)
 
 
Italy Milan 1 (3)

Matches[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Manchester United England2–1Argentina Boca Juniors
Anderson Goal 23'
Valencia Goal 42'
Report Insúa Goal 55'
Attendance: 61,000

Bayern Munich Germany4–1Italy Milan
Müller Goal 12'90'
Schweinsteiger Goal 79'
Sène Goal 89'
Report Pirlo Goal 81'
Attendance: 61,000
Referee: Günter Perl (Pullach)

Third place play-off[edit]

Final[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

2 goals
1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Audi Cup Preview: Bayern Munich – Milan". Goal.com. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009.

External links[edit]