The 2017 Audi Cup kicks off on Tuesday for it’s fifth year and Bayern Munich, hosts and 2015 winners, will be joined once again by some of the very best sides Europe has to offer. With the Bundesliga represented in the form of the home side, the remaining three of the top four European leagues take their place in the form of Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, and a name all too familiar to readers of calciomercato.com, SSC Napoli.
Atletico Madrid vs Napoli gets us underway at 16:45pm on August 1 (all times quoted are UK) with Bayern Munich taking on Liverpool at 19:45pm. For UK based Serie A enthusiasts the kick off time presents something of a challenge to those working, however it is pleasing to see that ITV4 will air the entire competition due to Liverpool’s involvement in this year’s tournament.
Wednesday brings us two further fixtures, with the losers of match day one facing one another in a Third place play-off before Tuesday’s winners meet in the final. The quality of the sides on show, along with the quick fire nature of the tournament should hopefully mean a glut of goals for fans in attendance with names such as Ribery, Vidal, Griezmann, Coutinho, Sturridge, Hamsik, Insigne, and Mertens all on show.