Alphonso Davies and Fiete Arp on target, but Bayern Munich edged by Tottenham Hotspur in Audi Cup
Alphonso Davies scored a stunner and Fiete Arp also opened his account for Bayern Munich as Niko Kovac's men came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur in the Audi Cup final on Wednesday, before the Premier League side won 6-5 on penalties.
AS IT HAPPENED!
Bayern Munich 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Goals: 0-1 Lamela (19'), 0-2 Eriksen (59'), 1-2 Arp (61'), 2-2 Davies (81')
PENALTY SHOOTOUT: Bayern 5-6 Tottenham
Boateng's effort is saved.
Ulreich gets a hand to Tanganga's shot, but can't quite keep it out.
Singh holds his nerve to pull Bayern level again.
Skipp scores Spurs' fifth.
Lewandowski was never going to miss, was he?
Roles drills it in low.
Gazzaniga gets a fingertip to Sanches' effort, but it's too powerful for the keeper to save.
Son fires low into the corner, sending Ulreich the wrong way.
Müller with an almost carbon-copy of Kane's penalty, lashing it into the same corner.
Kane sends Ulreich the wrong way and smashes his effort into the top corner.
Thiago levels matters with a coolly taken spot-kick.
Eriksen fires straight at Ulreich, who doesn't need to move to make the save!
Alaba's effort is saved.
Alderweirald leaves Ulreich no chance.
The match finishes 2-2. There's no extra-time, so we go straight to a penalty shootout.
87' ERIKSEN GOES CLOSE
The Tottenham midfielder collects the ball on the right, cuts inside onto his left and lets fly. He catches it well, but not quite as well as Davies, and his shot loops over the bar.
84' SISSOKO GOES OFF
... Georgiou comes on.
81' GOAL! STUNNING EQUALISER FROM DAVIES!
Müller charges down the right wing, raises his head and plays a cross-field pass to Davies. He's on the left-hand side of the penalty area, but cuts inside onto his weaker right foot and curls an unstoppable shot into the top corner.
77' COMAN GOES OFF
... to be replaced by Mihaljevic.
Meanwhile, Marsh comes on for the injured Foyth for Spurs.
73' ROTTEN LUCK FOR COMAN
The winger is fouled just outside the area, winning a free-kick, but gets his knee trodden on in the process. He's in visible pain and the medical team rush on to the field. Hopefully it's nothing serious, after he missed large chunks of last season through injury.
70' MORE CHANGES
Lucas Moura makes way for Jack Roles for Spurs
Lewandowski, Coman and Müller replace Arp, Kehl and Zylla for Bayern.
68' GOOD SAVE BY ULREICH
Kane blasts a shot at goal from a tight angle on the left. It's going in, but Ulreich gets a strong hand to it to keep it out.
67' SANCHES TESTS GAZZANIGA
The Portuguese midfielder lines up a shot from outside the box, but it's straight at the Spurs keeper, who makes a routine save.
64' ON COMES ALABA
Shortly before Bayern's goal, David Alaba came on for Johansson, allowing Davies to play higher up the pitch - and thus make the pass for Arp's goal.
Thiago also replaced Nollenberger, while Sanches came on for Tolisso.
61' GOAL! ARP PULLS ONE BACK
The teenager latches on to Davies' pass and races away from Alderweirald before coolly slotting low past Gazzaniga and into the corner. Game on!
59' GOAL! ERIKSEN MAKES IT TWO
No chance for Ulreich this time as Kane plays the ball back to Eriksen, 12 yards out. The Dane drills a low shot into the bottom corner.
58' HUGE SAVE FROM ULREICH
Kane feeds the ball to Son, who evades the challenge of Pavard and goes one-on-one against Ulreich. He shoots low towards the bottom corner, but Ulreich's positioning is spot-on and the ball hits his heel and bounces wide.
50' ALL CHANGE FOR SPURS
Mauricio Pochettino swapped out nine players for the second period. The visitors are now playing thus:
Gazzaniga - Foyth, Alderweirald, Tanganga, White - Skipp, Sissoko, Eriksen - Lucas, Son, Kane
47' THREE SUBS FOR BAYERN
Sven Ulreich has replaced Manuel Neuer in goal, while Jerome Boateng is now on in place of Niklas Süle at centre-back. In central midfield, Marcel Zylla has come on for Paul Will.
46' SECOND HALF
Tottenham get the ball rolling again at the Allianz Arena.
45' HALF TIME
Spurs go into the break with a narrow lead after a decent first 45 minutes of football. The Bayern youngsters have done well, even if they haven't seriously tested Lloris in the Tottenham goal yet.
37' BAYERN DOMINATING POSSESSION
The Reds have had 55 per cent possession so far and have completed more passes (291) than Spurs (264).
33' ENTERTAINING BATTLE
This will provide excellent experience for Bayern's young players, going up against a side that reached the Champions League final just a couple of months ago. Singh, Davies, Johansson and Co. have shown some nice touches, but haven't yet created any clear-cut chances.
28' FREE-KICK FOR SPURS
Will's pass back sells Pavard short and he is forced to foul Sissoko, right on the edge of the Bayern penalty area, 10 yards to the right of centre. Lamela, a left-footer, takes it, but he fires it straight at the wall.
23' SINGH AND WILL TRY THEIR LUCK
Singh collects the ball on the edge of the Tottenham penalty area, takes a touch to set himself and shoots. It's deflected and goes out for a corner, from which Will's well-executed half-volley is also deflected wide.
19' GOAL! LAMELA BREAKS THE DEADLOCK
Nkoudou scampers away down the left and bends a teasing ball across the face of goal. Lamela slides in at the back post and coverts from close range to give Spurs the lead.
17' GOOD OPENING FOR DAVIES
Lovely work from Johansson down the left and his clever pass releases Davies into the box. He gets to the byline and tries to find a team-mate in the middle, but his cross is cut out at the near post.
14' BAYERN SETTLING
Spurs' more experienced side were on top in the opening exchanges, but Bayern are starting to get into their stride now and have tightened things up at the back after those early chances.
10' FIRST CHANCE FOR BAYERN
Tolisso whips in an inviting cross from the right wing into the middle, where he finds fellow Frenchman Pavard, whose glancing header whizzes wide of the far post. He needed to make a bit more contact on there ball there.
6' STUNNING SAVE FROM NEUER
Moura is first to a cross from the right and heads it goalwards from around eight yards out. It looks like a goal, but Neuer reacts brilliantly, diving to his right to palm the ball away.
4' DAVIES TO THE RESCUE
The next chance for Spurs comes around quickly as Lamela is suddenly in acres of space inside the Bayern box. The pass to him is a touch too slow, giving Davies time to dash back in and make a block before the Argentinian can shoot.
3' DELE WITH FIRST SHOT
The England international holds off his marker about 25 yards out and works a little pocket of space for himself. He gets a shot off, but doesn't make a clean connection and it's an easy save for Neuer.
Bayern, playing all in red, get the game under way. Spurs are likewise in their 'home' kit of white shirts and socks, with blue shorts.
The average age in Bayern's starting line-up here is just 21.6 years old!
IN THE TUNNEL
The players are lining up and awaiting the referee's signal to head out on to the pitch. It's almost time!
REAL MADRID SEAL THIRD PLACE
Zinedine Zidane's side earned a place on the Audi Cup podium after beating Fenerbahce just now in the third-place play-off.
The Turkish side took the lead in the sixth minute before a Karim Benzema hat-trick put the Spaniards in control. Fenerbahce fought back to level matters at 3-3, but goals from Nacho and Mariano Diaz earned Real the win.
TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS
Pochettino has likewise made several changes to his side, with big hitters Kane, Son and Eriksen all on the bench initially. There's still plenty of quality there, though, as Dele Ali, Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela all start.
BAYERN TEAM NEWS
Kovac has left out several star names, including Lewandowski, Thiago, Müller, Coman and Boateng following their exertions yesterday. In their place come a number of youngsters, including promising young right-back Jonas Kehl, and attacking midfielders Ryan Johansson and Sarpreet Singh. Alphonso Davies looks set to continue at left-back, having successfully deputised for David Alaba there a few times already this summer.
SPURS IN BOUYANT MOOD
Tottenham, who trained at Bayern's Säbener Straße complex in southern Munich today ahead of the game, have been bolstered by the news that striker Harry Kane has been shortlisted for the FIFA Best Men's Player Award for 2019, while head coach Mauricio Pochettino is one of 10 people in the running for the FIFA Best Men's Coach prize. Congratulations!
COMPETITION FOR PLACES DRIVING BAYERN ON
Bayern coach Niko Kovac may have a few selection headaches ahead of the new season - such as where to play new signings Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez - but it is a problem the 47-year-old is happy to have.
"Obviously the players are aware that we're preparing for the new season and that they're fighting for a place in the starting line-up," he said ahead of today's game. "That's why they're giving 100 per cent. I'm extremely satisfied with everyone. It's a close race."
WHO TO REPLACE GNABRY?
Bayern wide man Serge Gnabry was taken off after 20 minutes against Fenerbahce yesterday as a precaution due to a suspected thigh strain, with Müller putting in a star turn in his stead.
Gnabry is unlikely to be risked here, while it remains to be seen whether Müller, who is approaching his 30th birthday, can play twice in successive days. That could therefore upon the door for 18-year-old Alphonso Davies, who only played for half an hour yesterday. Another candidate is summer arrival Sarpreet Singh, who has looked lively in attack in his cameos with the first team this summer.
LAST TEST FOR BAYERN
This is the last run out for Bayern before their first competitive fixture of the new campaign. They'll travel to face Borussia Dortmund in the DFL Supercup – the curtain raiser for the German season – on Saturday.
They then visit fourth-tier side Energie Cottbus in the first round of the DFB Cup on Monday 12 August, before hosting Hertha Berlin on Friday 16 August – the first day of the new Bundesliga season.
KOVAC HAPPY SO FAR
Bayern boss Niko Kovac was certainly happy with what he saw against Turkish visitors Fenerbahce.
"I'd like to pay a huge compliment to my team – they did a really good job," he said after the game.
"Pre-season is going really well so far. We're satisfied with the fitness levels and the verve the team is showing."
HELLO AND WELCOME!
Bayern are motoring ahead of a return to competitive action, with their 6-1 hammering of Fenerbahce marking a third win on the bounce in pre-season.
Thomas Müller got a hat-trick from the bench in Tuesday's game but the record German champions should face a tougher test against last season's UEFA Champions League runners-up.
Bayern: Neuer (c) (Ulreich 46') – Kehl (Müller 71'), Pavard, Süle (Zylla 46', Coman 71', Mihaljevic 76'), Davies - Tolisso (Sanches 60'), Will (Boateng 52') – Singh, Johansson (Alaba 60'), Nollenberger (Thiago 60') – Arp (Lewandowski 70')
Unused subs: Früchtl, Zaiser, Herrmann, Richards, Mayer
Out: Hernandez (rehabilitation), Gnabry (thigh)
Coach: Niko Kovac
Tottenham: Lloris (Gazzaniga 46') - Walker-Peters (Foyth 46', Marsh 77'), Sanchez (Alderweirald 46'), Vertonghen (Tanganga 46'), Rose (White 46') - Winks (Skipp 46'), Sissoko (Georgiou 84'), Dele (Kane 46'), Lamela (Eriksen 46') - Nkoudou (Son 46'), Lucas (Roles 70')
Unused subs: Whiteman Parrott
Out: Aurier (hand), Wanyama (knee) Dier, Davies, Carter-Vickers (all rehabilitation)
Coach: Mauricio Pochettino
- Spurs attacker Son began his professional career in the Bundesliga, scoring 49 goals in 165 league appearances for Hamburg (2009-2013) and Leverkusen (2013-2016), before moving to London.
- Son has played against Bayern nine times, losing six, drawing two and winning his most recent outing against them: a 2-0 triumph with Leverkusen on Matchday 31 of the 2014/15 season.
- Lewandowski has played against English opposition 13 times, winning on six occasions and scoring five goals.
- Bayern and Tottenham have only played each other four times previously, but the most recent meeting was 36 years ago. Bayern have won two and drawn one of those encounters.
- In the 1982/83 season, Bayern prevailed 5-2 on aggregate in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup round of 16. Current Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge scored the fourth in a 4-1 second-leg win in Munich.
- They went head-to-head again in the 1983/84 UEFA Cup last 16. Bayern won the first leg at home 1-0, but Spurs won 2-0 in the return fixture to progress to the next round.
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