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The first Intercontinental Cup history

The first Intercontinental Cup history

The Intercontinental Cup is today a competition that was several years ago to remember. Won by great teams and headquartered in Tokyo for many years, He pitted the two best teams of the two quintessential football continents until passed away to be replaced by the Mundialito of clubs.

The Intercontinental Cup was invented in the early decade of the 60. Although unofficially he had already been tried in 50 with the creation of a Mundialito of clubs in Caracas, Venezuela was not until 1960 when the first official edition was held. The idea was to face the European champions against the champions of South America, since they were footballing the two continents with higher quality. In it the champion of European Champions Cup would face against the champion of the Copa Libertadores of America. The winner of the competition reached the honorary title of best team in the world.

The first edition of the Intercontinental Cup between Real Madrid of Di Stefano, Puskas and Gento and others against Penarol of Montevideo. The real Madrid, It was presented as five-time champion of Europe. In the first edition of the intercontinental, the format was raised two-legged final, The first leg was played at the Centenario in Montevideo before more than 70.000 viewers. Given the technological conditions of the time, cross the ocean to play a game could be a titanic task.

Di Stéfano in the match against Peñarol played at the Bernabeu.
Di Stéfano in the match against Peñarol played at the Bernabeu.

The match played on 3 July 1960 He ended with a goalless draw, leaving open the Cup for the second leg at Real Madrid feud. The return ended up being a festival for the white team, with a strong 5-1 with; two goals from Puskas, Of Stefano, Herrera and Gento in the Bernabeu to the flag.

Real Madrid and reached the title of best team in the world and became a legend, what he served alongside many other titles, so that earlier this century in which we live now, nominate the best club in the twentieth century, but that's another story and another debate.

PD: Do not miss the spectacular video with the story of those I parties told by its own protagonists.

Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

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