The pre-season fixtures are in full swing as preparation for the new campaign continues and there is a fascinating mini-tournament to look forward to involving Bayern Munich, Sao Paulo, Manchester City and AC Milan.
The Audi Cup is a two-day pre-season tournament and in 2013, it takes place on the 31st July and 1st August 2013. There are two semi-finals, a third/fourth place play-off and a final to enjoy.
Home of the current European Champions Bayern Munich, the Allianz Arena is the venue for all the games and it is sure to attract plenty of interest as football fans look to get their fix before the competitive action begins.
The first semi-final sees Manchester City and AC Milan go head to head. This is the battle of two very capable teams that are hoping to challenge for major honours in the 2013/2014 campaign.
Man City will hope to make an impression in Munich (Getty)
While City are beginning life under Manuel Pellegrini, Milan are hoping to build on the positive form showed in the second-half last season. They are genuine Serie A title contenders this time around.
Later on the same evening, hosts Bayern Munich take on Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo. Under Pep Guardiola, the Bundesliga Champions have looked irresistible in pre-season and they will hope this continues.
As for Sao Paulo, they have been in horrendous form in recent weeks and will hope this tournament provides a welcome break from domestic action in Brazil. It is also a chance to test themselves against European opponents.
2013 Audi Cup fixtures and tips:
31st July 2013
1st August 2013
AC Milan v Sao Paulo, 5.15pm
Bayern Munich v Man City, 7.30pm
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