MUNICH (Sporting Alert) — AC Milan, following their thrilling 5-3 defeat to Manchester City in the semi-finals clash of the Sao Paolo in the Audi Cup 2013 3rd place play-off game in Munich.
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AC Milan battled hard with Manchester City in a game that saw all eight goals coming in the first half.
After going down 5-0 in just 36 minutes, the Serie A side fought back to make a game of with Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice in the 38th and 39th minutes, while Andrea Petagna added another two minutes before the half time break.
However, Manchester City held off any further pressure to take the win, leaving AC Milan to face Brazilian side Sao Paolo, who were beaten by Bayern Munich in their semi-finals.
Sao Paolo, the Copa Sudamericana 2012 winners suffered a 2-0 defeat to German and European champions Bayern Munich, who will take on Manchester City, in what is expected to be a very thrilling final Audi Cup 2013 later on Thursday.
At the same time, both AC Milan and Sao Paolo, despite being disappointed at not being able to go for the title, will be going all out to win the third place honor.