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Franz Beckenbauer Cup

Italian giants Inter to contest curtain raiser

Following last summer’s gala friendly for the inaugural Franz Beckenbauer Cup against famous Catalan outfit Barcelona, the 2008-9 season is set to start with another big night at Bayern when Italian giants Internazionale visit the Allianz Arena for the official season opener on Tuesday 5 August (kick-off time to be announced).

“We’re delighted we’ve succeeded in lining up Inter Milan, one of the strongest and most attractive teams in Europe, for next season’s opening match,“ commented Bayern Munich AG chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “The game, a week and a half before the Bundesliga restart, will be a who’s who of top international stars and a contest between two huge personalities of the coaching world: Jürgen Klinsmann, taking charge of Bayern at the Allianz Arena for the first time, and new Inter coach José Mourinho.“

Inter, who share the Giuseppe Meazza stadium (San Siro) with AC Milan, have sealed the Serie A championship 16 times, including the last three in a row. The Nerazzurri are also twice winners of the World Club Cup and the Champions League/European Champions’ Cup, and have lifted the Uefa Cup three times. Newly installed former Porto and Chelsea boss Mourinho’s star-studded squad includes world-class names such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Hernan Crespo, Patrick Vieira, Luis Figo, Javier Zanetti, Marco Materazzi and Francesco Toldo.

The even better news for all Bayern fans is that members’/fan club priority reservation does not apply to the match. All our loyal supporters are entitled to purchase tickets for the prestige Franz Beckenbauer Cup clash. Call centre (+49 89 699 31 333) sales have already begun. Personal ticket sales from the new ServiceCenter (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm) begin in mid-June.

Ticket prices for Bayern v Inter:
Category 1: €60
Category 2: €50
Category 3: €40
Category 4: €30
Standing: €15