Audi cup is one of the highlights of pre-season football, being broadcasted in over 200 countries. On August 1st and 2nd four teams, namely FC Bayern München, Liverpool FC, Atlético de Madrid and SSC Napoli will battle it out to win the prestigious biennial tournament. 2017 hosts the 5th Audi Cup in Munich’s Allianz Arena, Germany. The Audi Cup is a two-day association football tournament that will feature some of the sports’ greats who’ve made history in Europe.
Bayern has won three of the previous four editions of the tournament. Only Barcelona has taken the trophy off of the hosts and Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid have all finished second in years gone by. It was likely for the fourth team to have been Milan – who have played at all four Audi Cups so far, but it clashed with their third-qualifying round ties in the Europa League. As a result, Napoli stepped in to represent Series A and fill the fourth spot and will take on Atletico in the semi-finals, with Bayern facing Liverpool.
“It’s an important tournament with prominent teams. It’ll be a very good test which will enable us to give a good assessment of the team,” commented Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti. FC Bayern München and Liverpool FC will face each other at 12:00 AM IST while Atlético de Madrid and SSC Napoli will clash in the first semifinal at 10:15 PM IST. On August 2ndthe third-place playoff and the big final will begin at the same time of day. The Audi Cup 2017: a wonderful football event fans should look forward to.
The Audi Cup premiered in summer 2009 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Audi brand. Since then, the tournament has been held every two years. With DSport live telecasting the Audi Cup, August 1st and 2nd are dates for all football, especially Bayern fans to mark on their calendar.