2009 Audi Cup
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.
|Dates||29 July – 30 July|
|Teams||4 (from 2 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Bayern Munich (1st title)|
|Third place||Boca Juniors|
|Goals scored||10 (2.5 per match)|
|Attendance||252,000 (63,000 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Thomas Müller (2 goals)|
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. 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.
|Manchester United||0 (6)|
|Bayern Munich||0 (7)|
|Boca Juniors||1 (4)|
|Manchester United||2–1||Boca Juniors|
|Müller 12', 90'
Third place play-offEdit
|Viatri 87'||Report||Silva 27'|
- 2 goals
- Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)
- 1 goal
- "Audi Cup Preview: Bayern Munich – Milan". Goal.com. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009.