Though they’ve made more of an effort to meet on the Champions League stage, European powers Bayern Munich and Inter Milan will clash in International Champions Cup play Saturday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Munich attacking midfielder Mario Gotze proved the difference in friendly action last summer, powering the match’s only goal in the 80th minute for a 1-0 victory, but it did little to erase Inter’s success on a much bigger stage.

Inter took the last meeting against Bundesliga’s Munich in the UCL Round of 16 3-3 on aggregate back in 2011, and one year before that bested Germany’s most renowned and dominate squad in the final 2-0 for the European crown.

New Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti, hired after Pep Guardiola went off to Manchester City earlier this summer, is still tinkering with his roster and has had some uneven success during the preseason. Bayern notched a 1-0 victory over City and Guardiola, but succumbed to Inter’s main rival, AC Milan, on penalties 5-3 Thursday.

Despite the match lacking major significance, Ancelotti did start several of his top stars including Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, but midfielder Arturo Vidal sat out against AC Milan and Ancelotti will likely practice caution with him before domestic league play begins.

Inter, meanwhile, are coming off a fourth-place showing in Serie A (13 points back of third place and 24 behind first-place Juventus) last term and manager Roberto Mancini is preparing his club for a much better showing at home.

Inter last played Ligue 1’s Paris Saint-Germain last Sunday, losing 3-1 after surrendering a brace to Serge Aurier with goals in the first and last 15 minutes of the ICC match.

As the two titans prepare for action, American fans can still find tickets to the match on the secondary market. According to, seats are available for as little as $32 or as much as $156.

Start Time: Saturday, 5 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN News (USA); PremiumSport 2 HD (Italy); Sport1 Germany (Germany)

Live Stream: ESPN3

Bayern Munich Roster

26 Sven Ulreich

28 Holger Badstuber

8 Javi Martínez 

18 Juan Bernat

13 Rafinha  

6 Thiago Alcantara

14 Xabi Alonso  

27 David Alaba 

21 Philipp Lahm

7 Franck Ribéry  

37 Julian Green


33 Tim Haussler

30 Niklas Dorsch

39 Mario Crnicki

16 Timothy Tillman

22 Tom Starke

15 Nicolas Feldhahn  

38 Milos Pantovic 

40 Fabian Benko

24 Erdal Öztürk

34 Karl-Heinz Lappe

Inter Milan Roster

1 Samir Handanovic

25 Miranda

13 Andrea Ranocchia

18 Caner Erkin

33 Danilo D'Ambrosio

7 Geoffrey Kondogbia

5 Felipe Melo

55 Yuto Nagatomo

11 Jonathan Biabiany

10 Stevan Jovetic

8 Rodrigo Palacio


95 Senna Miangue

96 Fabio Della Giovanna

92 Michele Di Gregorio

12 Daniel Bessa

46 Tommaso Berni

30 Juan Pablo Carrizo

21 Davide Santon

91 Jhon Peña

93 Axel Bakayoko

99 Andrea Pinamonti