Bayern Munich beat City to lift Audi Cup
The European Champions overturned a 1-0 deficit to beat Manchester City in the final
Bayern Munich were last night victorious in their home tournament of the Audi Cup, beating Manchester City 2-1 in the final.
City took the lead after a second-half goal from summer signing Alvaro Negredo, but Munich retaliated through Thomas Muller and Mario Mandzukic.
After a relatively quiet opening to the fixture, both teams had chances to take the lead in the first-half.
Franck Ribery forced a fine low-save from City keeper Costel Pantilimon early on, whilst Stevan Jovetic saw a magnificent individual effort fly the wrong side of the post.
Negredo, who was unfortunate not to score in the first-half, opened the scoring with a tidy finish into the bottom right-hand corner of Manuel Neuer's net to make it 1-0 to the visiting City.
The celebrations were short lived however. Pablo Zabaleta accidentally hand-balled in the area following a header, and Muller comfortably converted the resulting penalty.
Mandzukic then completed the come-back from Bayern, stooping low to meet Muller's cross with his head before guiding the ball home.
The run out gave Manuel Pellegrini some food for thought if nothing else, with new signings Jesus Navas, Negredo, Fernandinho and Stevan Jovetic all appearing in some capacity.
In the third-place playoff, AC Milan emerged 1-0 victors over Sao Paulo. Ghanian teenager Kingsley Boateng got the goal that sealed the win.
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