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Beckenbauer testimonial

Real in Munich for August curtain-raiser

A week prior to the 2010-11 Bundesliga campaign, the Allianz Arena will stage a glamour pre-season dress rehearsal for Louis van Gaal and his team. On Friday 13 August 2010, German double winners Bayern entertain Spain’s most successful club Real Madrid in an official Franz Beckenbauer testimonial match.

FCB chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge first revealed the fixture at the Bayern AGM last November. Reviewing the history of the club, said Rummenigge, it occurred to him that Beckenbauer’s departure as a player in 1977 to New York Cosmos “was not marked in a worthy fashion, and specifically not in a Bayern-like manner.” This omission will now be rectified. Kick-off at the Allianz Arena is at 8.45 pm.

Reunion with Mourinho

Van Gaal is certain to use the Real clash as a full-on pre-season warm-up for his team. The match features an intriguing reunion with José Mourinho, who guided Inter to Champions League glory against Bayern in May but immediately switched to the hot seat in Madrid. And the crowd will be treated to the sight of superstars such as Kaka, Christian Ronaldo, Ilker Casillas, and Gonzalo Higuaín, to name but a few.

Advance ticket sales for the Franz Beckenbauer testimonial start on Tuesday 8 June 2010. Prices range from €15 to €60. Tickets are initially available exclusively from:

  • Our Online-Ticketing service;

  • By written application to:
    FC Bayern München
    Postfach 90 04 55
    81504 München

  • By telephone to our ticket hotline:
    +49 89 699 31 333

Counter sales at the Säbener Strasse ServiceCenter will commence at a later date.