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AUDI CUP, MILAN-BAYERN: THE PRECEDENTS IN FRIENDLIES

MILAN – On the 4th of August, Milan meet Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup.

The fixture will represent the third time that the two teams meet in the pre-season tournament. In the previous two meetings at the Audi Cup, the German outfit have come out on top, the last of which during a penalty shoot-out.

Including the above 2 meetings, there have been a total of 12 friendlies between the two sides. The first of these was back in 1966 on the 7th of September at the San Siro and ended in a 4-2 victory for the rossoneri. The last is the aforementioned meeting at the Audi Cup which saw the German champions win on penalties. The complete list is below:

26/7/2011, Audi Cup - Bayern Munich-Milan 1-1 (6-4 after penalties), Allianz Arena, Munich.
29/7/2009, Audi Cup -  Bayern Munich-Milan 4-1, Allianz Arena, Munich.
03/08/2002, Santiago Bernabeu Tournament - Bayern Munich-Milan 2-1, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid.
02/08/1999, Opel Masters Cup - Milan-Bayern Munich 2-0, Parc des Princes, Paris (45 minute matches).
28/07/1997, Opel Masters Cup - Milan-Bayern Munich 0-0 (5-3 after penalties), Parc des Princes, Pars (45 minute matches).
12/08/1996, Opel Masters Cup - Milan-Bayern Munich 2-1, Olympic Stadium, Berlin (45 minute matches).
07/08/1995, Bayern Munich-Milan 0-0, Olympiastadion, Munich.
17/08/1994, Luigi Berlusconi Trophy - Milan-Bayern Munich 1-0, San Siro, Milan.
13/08/1988, Wembley Tournament - Milan-Bayern Munich 1-0, Wembley Stadium, London.
15/05/1979, Milan-Bayern Munich 2-0, San Siro, Milan.
11/06/1973, Bayern Munich-Milan 5-5, Spiechlingen (West Germany)
07/09/1966, Milan-Bayern Munich 4-2, San Siro, Milan.

SERIE A: MILAN’S KICK-OFF TIMES IN ROUND 1 AND ROUND 2

MILAN – The Lega Serie A have communicated the kick-off times for Round 1 and Round 2 of the 2015/16 Serie A season. For Milan they are as follows:

Fiorentina-Milan: Sunday, August 23 at 20.45.

Milan-Empoli: Saturday, August 29 at 20.45.

TOUR OF CHINA: TOTAL MINUTES PLAYED

MILAN – Milan played 2 matches during their tour of China, against Inter and Real Madrid, keeping two clean sheets during normal time and scoring once through Mexes in Shenzhen against Inter. Below meanwhile is the total minutes played by the squad that travelled to China:

GOALKEEPERS: Diego Lopez 118 minutes, Abbiati 48 minutes, Donnarumma 21 minutes.

DEFENDERS: Alex 90 minutes, Ely 90 minutes, Zapata 96 minutes, De Sciglio 118 minutes, Antonelli 121 minutes, Mexes 93 minutes, Paletta 63 minutes.

MIDFIELDERS: Poli 90 minutes, De Jong 135 minutes, Bertolacci 90 minutes, Honda 96 minutes, Bonaventura 48 minutes, Suso 45 minutes, Nocerino 43 minutes, Montolivo 96 minutes, Jose Mauri 96 minutes.

FORWARDS: Niang 105 minutes, Cerci 45 minutes, 61 minutes, Bacca 75 minutes, Luiz Adriano 75 minutes.

MILAN’S SUMMER SCHEDULE AFTER TOUR OF CHINA

MILAN – With the tour of China now over, the rossoneri will continue with their pre-season preparations before the first competitive match of the season on the 15th of August in the third round of the Italian Cup.

On the 4th and 5th of August, Milan will be in Munich for the Audi Cup. The first match is at 20.45 at the Allianz Arena against the hosts Bayern Munich on the 4th of August while the next day Milan will play one of Real Madrid or Tottenham Hotspur.

Following that, Milan will return to Italian soil for the TIM Trophy at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia. The annual round-robin tournament will take place on the 12th of August and Milan will be joined by Inter and Sassuolo. A reminder that each team will face each other once in matches of 45 minutes. Matches will be decided on penalties in the event of a draw.

MILAN PAY TRIBUTE TO CHINESE SUPPORT ON TWITTER

MILAN – The club’s official twitter account has thanked China and its millions of fans for their warm-welcome and support during the rossoneri’s stay in China for the International Champions Cup. CLICK HERE for more!

YOUTH: GALATASARAY-MILAN TOMORROW

MILAN – Coach Cristian Brocchi will oversee a double training session today as his Milan Primavera side prepare for the second group stage match at the Durban Tournament in South Africa.

The rossoneri’s opponents are Galatasaray and the match against the Turkish outfit is scheduled for tomorrow at 17.15 at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.