1961 Intercontinental Cup

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1961 Intercontinental Cup
First game
Date 4 September 1961
Venue Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Referee Othmar Huber (Switzerland)
Attendance 40,000
Second game
Date 17 September 1961
Venue Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Referee Carlos Nai Foino (Argentina)
Attendance 56,358
1961 Intercontinental Cup play-off
Date 19 September 1961
Venue Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Referee José Luis Praddaude (Argentina)
Attendance 60,241

The 1961 Intercontinental Cup was a football match between Peñarol, winners of the 1961 Copa Libertadores, and Benfica, winners of the 1960–61 European Cup. Peñarol won the Intercontinental Cup for the first time.

A play-off was needed due to the rules at the time that awarded 2 points for each victory and both teams having won one game each.[1]

See also


  1. Gorgazzi, Osvaldo José (14 April 1999). "Intercontinental Club Cup 1961". RSSS. Retrieved 1 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>