Audi Cup: Torres On Target As 10-Man Atletico Edge Out Napoli

Audi Cup: Torres On Target As 10-Man Atletico Edge Out Napoli

By James Agberebi:

Ten-man Atletico Madrid came from a goal down to beat Napoli 2-1 in the first game of the pre-season 2017 Audi Cup at the Alianz Arena, Munich, Germany on Tuesday.


Jose Maria Callejon gave Napoli the lead in the 56th minute but his opener was cancelled out by former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres on 72 minutes off a brilliant Antoine Griezmann assist.

In the 81st minute, Luciano Dario Vietto scored the winner for Atletico.

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With just one minute left in the game, Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin was sent off after receiving his second yellow card.

Atletico Madrid will now meet either hosts and defending champions Bayern Munich or Liverpool in the final on Wednesday.


Both Bayern Munich and Liverpool will clash later on Tuesday.

The Audi Cup, which started in 2009, is a biennial two-day pre-season football tournament that features four teams. 

It is staged at the Allianz Arena, home ground of Bayern Munich who are the most successful team of the tournament with three trophies.

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