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Bayern 2 Manchester City 1

Resolute FCB come from behind to win Audi Cup

Bayern showed plenty of application and resolve to come from behind against strong Premier League side Manchester City and win the Audi Cup on Thursday night, the second time FCB have lifted the curtain-raising trophy in the three editions so far.

In the first half, the 71,000 full house saw what is likely to be a familiar pattern at the Allianz Arena this season with the home side utterly dominating the ball against deep-lying opponents, although Pep Guardiola’s men lacked a touch of ruthlessness in front of goal.

The Blues looked lively either side of half time and Manuel Neuer made a couple of useful saves, but the Germany keeper was powerless to prevent Spain international Alvaro Negredo opening for the visitors on the hour. Munich fought back and Thomas Müller levelled from the spot after 66 minutes, before sub Mario Mandzukic headed the Reds in front seven minutes later to complete the comeback and seal the narrow victory.