1996 Intercontinental Cup

1996 Intercontinental Cup
Date 26 November 1996
Venue National Stadium, Tokyo
Man of the Match Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)
Referee Márcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)
Attendance 48,305

The 1996 Intercontinental Cup was a football match played on November 26, 1996 between Juventus, winners of the 1995–96 UEFA Champions League, and River Plate, winners of the 1996 Copa Libertadores. The match was played at the National Stadium in Tokyo. It was Juventus' third appearance into the competition, after the defeat in 1973 and the victory in 1985 against Argentinos Juniors, whereas it was River Plate's second appearance after the victory in 1986 against Steaua Bucharest.
Alessandro Del Piero was named as man of the match and got the only goal of the game when he shot right footed to the top of the net in the 81st minute.[1]

Match details

26 November 1996
19:15 UTC+9
Juventus Italy 1–0 Argentina River Plate
Del Piero  81' Report
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 48,305
Referee: Márcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)
River Plate
GK 1 Italy Angelo Peruzzi
DF 3 Italy Moreno Torricelli  82'
DF 2 Italy Ciro Ferrara
DF 4Uruguay Paolo Montero  51'
DF 5 Italy Sergio Porrini  67'
MF 7 Italy Angelo Di Livio
MF 14 France Didier Deschamps
MF 21France Zinédine Zidane  84'  90'
MF 18Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vladimir Jugović  50'
FW 10Italy Alessandro Del Piero
FW 9Croatia Alen Bokšić
GK 12Italy Michelangelo Rampulla
DF 13Italy Mark Iuliano
MF 19Italy Attilio Lombardo
MF 20Italy Alessio Tacchinardi  90'
MF 26Italy Raffaele Ametrano
FW 11Italy Michele Padovano
FW 15Italy Christian Vieri
Italy Marcello Lippi
GK 1 Argentina Roberto Bonano
DF 4 Argentina Hernán Díaz
DF 2 Paraguay Celso Ayala
DF 6 Argentina Eduardo Berizzo
DF 3 Argentina Juan Pablo Sorín
MF 8Argentina Roberto Monserrat
MF 5 Argentina Leonardo Astrada  38'
MF 11Argentina Sergio Berti  74'
MF 9Uruguay Enzo Francescoli
FW 10Argentina Ariel Ortega
FW 7 Argentina Julio Cruz  83'
GK 12 Argentina Germán Burgos
DF 13 Argentina Guillermo Rivarola
MF 14 Argentina Marcelo Escudero
MF 16 Argentina Leonel Gancedo  74'
MF 15 Argentina Marcelo Gallardo
FW 17 Argentina Ramón Medina Bello
FW 18 Chile Marcelo Salas  83'
Argentina Ramón Díaz

Man of the Match:
Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)

See also


  1. "Toyota Cup - Most Valuable Player of the Match Award". Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
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