31 Jul 2009

Bayern Munich wins Audi Cup

3:13 pm on 31 July 2009

English football champions Manchester United missed a handful of decent opportunities before losing out to Bayern Munich 7-6 in a penalty shootout in the final of the pre-season Audi Cup in Berlin.

Bayern, playing in front of a 70 thousand crowd at their home ground, delivered the first piece of silverware for new coach Louis Van Gaal a week ahead of the start of the new Bundesliga season.

But Sir Alex Ferguson's English champions were left to rue a succession of decent opportunities with Dimitar Berbatov hitting the woodwork while Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney also came close.

In the play-off for third place, Argentina's Boca Juniors defeated AC Milan 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the two sides had been locked 1-1 after 90 minutes.