Manchester City beaten by Bayern as Alvaro Negredo opens account

Bayern Munich

Striker Alvaro Negredo's first goal in a Manchester City shirt was not enough to prevent a 2-1 Audi Cup final defeat by European champions Bayern Munich.

The Spaniard, who signed from Sevilla for £20m this summer, gave City the lead on the hour mark in the pre-season match in the Allianz Arena.

Thomas Mueller levelled from the penalty spot six minutes later before Mario Mandzukic settled the contest.

City beat AC Milan 5-3 in the semi-final of the competition on Wednesday.

Their summer signings Fernandinho, Jesus Navas and Stefan Jovetic also featured alongside Negredo against a strong Bayern side.

After spurning two earlier opportunities, Negredo showed good strength and pace to open his account for the club as he raced clear before unleashing a powerful drive low into the corner.

Manchester City: Pantilimon; Zabaleta, Clichy, Boyata, Kompany; Fernandinho, Barry (Toure 46), Milner, Nasri; Jovetic (Navas 46), Negredo (Dzeko 73)

Subs: Hart, Richards, Kolarov, Lescott, Garcia, Silva, Wright, Rodwell, Sinclair, Aguero