FC Bayern Wins Audi Cup Soccer Tournament
Nearly 130,000 spectators witnessed the tournament that took place at the Allianz Arena, held with the occasion of Audi’s 100th anniversary.
“The spectators experienced two days of top-class soccer by four top-caliber teams and, in addition, a thrilling penalty shoot-out,” said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG in a statement for the press. “We extend cordial congratulations to FC Bayern München on this successful start to the new season.”
If the first day of the tournament had plenty of goals scored, the final saw none during the first 90 minutes. During the penalty shootout, Michael Rensing saved two penalty kicks and by that gave his teammates the joy of lifting the 60-centimeter high Audi Cup and add it to theur trophy collection.
Moreover, the goal keeper was selected the most valuable player in the match. “A great feeling playing to zero first and then saving two penalty kicks,” said Rensing.
As for the 3rd place playoff, the Italians scored first, but the guests from Argentina achieved the equalizer with only three minutes before the regular playing time was over. Boca Juniors also won in the penalty shootout the match played against AC Milan.
The most valuable player of the 3rd place playoff in the opinion of the judging panel was the Italian Gennaro Gattuso. The Judge panel, included, among others, Volkswagen Group CEO Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and DFB Sports Director Matthias Sammer.
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