Press release

Ingolstadt, 2011-07-27

Dream final: FC Bayern versus FC Barcelona

  • Audi Cup 2011 final between Bayern Munich and Barça
  • Third place play-off SC Internacional de Porto Alegre against AC Milan
  • Toni Kroos and Thiago Alcántara chosen as most valuable players

Dream final at the Audi Cup in Munich: on finals day at 20:45 FC Bayern Munich meet FC Barcelona. The match between the German record champions and the world’s best club team will be followed by 66,000 spectators in the sold out Allianz Arena and millions in 180 countries worldwide on television screens. ZDF broadcasts live from 20:15. SC Internacional de Porto Alegre and AC Milan play in the third place play-off beforehand.

Great atmosphere in the sold out Allianz Arena: the winners of both semi-finals were only decided in the penalty shoot-out. After FC Barcelona prevailed against SC Internacional in the day’s first match (score after 90 minutes 2:2, final score 6:4 for Barcelona) the Bavarians also kept everybody on tenterhooks. In the 4th minute the local matadors trailed 0:1 after Zlatan Ibrahimović scored, Toni Kroos equalized in the 34th minute. Both Bayern’s newcomer Manuel Neuer and Milan’s opposite number Christian Abbiati had many opportunities to excel. In the penalty shoot-out Milanese Alberto Paloschi missed with a shot high into the Munich night sky.

“A fantastic final for us and the fans,” explained Jupp Heynckes after the final whistle, who could also breathe a sigh of relief after Arjen Robben’s foot injury proved not to be very serious after the initial examination. His goal scorer Toni Kroos was voted as ‘Most Valuable Player’ by an expert jury. This honor went to Thiago Alcántara (FC Barcelona) in the first game. The final day is also sold out with 66,000 spectators. ZDF shows highlights of the first game from 20:15 and broadcasts live from 20:45. Highlights of every game and the latest reports about the Audi Cup can be seen in the internet at www.audi.tv.
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