1996 Intercontinental Cup

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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 Goal 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 Booked 82'
DF 2 Italy Ciro Ferrara
DF 4 Uruguay Paolo Montero Booked 51'
DF 5 Italy Sergio Porrini Booked 67'
MF 7 Italy Angelo Di Livio
MF 14 France Didier Deschamps
MF 21 France Zinédine Zidane Booked 84' Substituted off 90'
MF 18 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vladimir Jugović Booked 50'
FW 10 Italy Alessandro Del Piero Man of the match
FW 9 Croatia Alen Bokšić
GK 12 Italy Michelangelo Rampulla
DF 13 Italy Mark Iuliano
MF 19 Italy Attilio Lombardo
MF 20 Italy Alessio Tacchinardi Substituted in 90'
MF 26 Italy Raffaele Ametrano
FW 11 Italy Michele Padovano
FW 15 Italy 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 8 Argentina Roberto Monserrat
MF 5 Argentina Leonardo Astrada Booked 38'
MF 11 Argentina Sergio Berti Substituted off 74'
MF 9 Uruguay Enzo Francescoli
FW 10 Argentina Ariel Ortega
FW 7 Argentina Julio Cruz Substituted off 83'
GK 12 Argentina Germán Burgos
DF 13 Argentina Guillermo Rivarola
MF 14 Argentina Marcelo Escudero
MF 16 Argentina Leonel Gancedo Substituted in 74'
MF 15 Argentina Marcelo Gallardo
FW 17 Argentina Ramón Medina Bello
FW 18 Chile Marcelo Salas Substituted in 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>