1969 Intercontinental Cup

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1969 Intercontinental Cup
on aggregate
First leg
Date 8 October 1969
Venue San Siro, Milan, Italy
Referee Machin
Second leg
Date 22 October 1969
Venue La Bombonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Referee Massaro
1968
1970

The 1969 Intercontinental Cup was a two-legged football match contested between 1968–69 European Cup champions Milan and 1969 Copa Libertadores winners Estudiantes. It was the 10th edition of the competition.

The first leg was played at the San Siro in Milan, on 8 October 1969. Milan won the home game 3–0. The return leg was held two weeks later, on 22 October, at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires. Despite suffering a 2–1 defeat, Milan won the title on aggregate.

Violence on pitch[edit]

Amongst other things, the tie became infamous for the violent on-pitch conduct and dirty tactics employed by Estudiantes's players in the second leg of the fixture.[1] After a match which saw two Italian players badly assaulted, events took a turn for the surreal when stretcher-bound AC Milan striker Nestor Combin was arrested by Argentine police for draft dodging (Combin had been born in Argentina but had represented France at international level, having moved to Europe for his professional career). The match had immediate political ramifications, partly due to Argentina's bid for the World Cup in 1978. Many of the team's players were arrested and goalkeeper Alberto Polletti, who had punched Milan's golden boy Gianni Rivera, kicked Combin and had clashed with supporters after the match, was handed a life ban. Ramon Suarez, who had broken the nose of Combin, was banned from international fixtures for five years. The match is also partly to blame for a subsequent boycott of the tournament by European teams.

First leg[edit]

Match details[edit]

8 October 1969
Milan Italy 3–0 Argentina Estudiantes
Sormani Goal 8'71'
Combin Goal 45'
Report
San Siro, Milan
Referee: Manchin
White jersey with black and red collar, white shorts, and white socks
Milan
Jersey with red and white vertical stripes, black shorts, and black socks
Estudiantes
GK Italy Fabio Cudicini
DF Italy Saul Malatrasi
DF Italy Angelo Anquilletti
DF Italy Roberto Rosato
DF Germany Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
MF Italy Giovanni Lodetti
MF Italy Gianni Rivera (c)
MF Italy Romano Fogli
FW Italy Angelo Sormani
FW France Argentina Nestor Combin Substituted off 65'
FW Italy Pierino Prati
Substitutes:
MF Italy Giorgio Rognoni Substituted in 65'
Manager:
Italy Nereo Rocco
GK Argentina Alberto José Poletti
DF Argentina Ramón Aguirre Suárez
DF Argentina José Hugo Medina
DF Argentina Raúl Madero
DF Argentina Oscar Malbernat
MF Argentina Carlos Bilardo
MF Argentina Néstor Togneri
MF Argentina Juan Miguel Echecopar Substituted off 60'
MF Argentina Eduardo Flores
FW Argentina Marcos Conigliaro
FW Argentina Juan Ramón Verón
Substitutes:
MF Argentina Felipe Ribaudo Substituted in 60'
Manager:
Argentina Osvaldo Zubeldía

Second leg[edit]

Match details[edit]

22 October 1969
Estudiantes Argentina 2–1 Italy Milan
Conigliaro Goal 43'
Aguirre Suárez Goal 44'
Report Rivera Goal 30'
La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Referee: Massaro
Jersey with red and white vertical stripes, black shorts, and black socks
Estudiantes
White jersey with black and red collar, white shorts, and white socks
Milan
GK Argentina Alberto José Poletti
DF Argentina Eduardo Luján Manera
DF Argentina Ramón Aguirre Suárez
DF Argentina Raúl Madero
DF Argentina Oscar Malbernat
MF Argentina Carlos Bilardo Substituted off 55'
MF Argentina Daniel Romero
MF Argentina Néstor Togneri
FW Argentina Marcos Norberto Conigliaro
MF Argentina Juan Alberto Taverna
FW Argentina Juan Ramón Verón
Substitutes:
MF Argentina Juan Miguel Echecopar Substituted in 55'
Manager:
Argentina Osvaldo Zubeldía
GK Italy Fabio Cudicini
DF Italy Saul Malatrasi Substituted off 54'
DF Italy Angelo Anquilletti
DF Italy Roberto Rosato
DF Germany Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
MF Italy Giovanni Lodetti
MF Italy Gianni Rivera (c)
MF Italy Romano Fogli
FW Italy Angelo Sormani
FW France Argentina Nestor Combin
FW Italy Pierino Prati Substituted off 37'
Substitutes:
DF Italy Luigi Maldera Substituted in 54'
MF Italy Giorgio Rognoni Substituted in 37'
Manager:
Italy Nereo Rocco

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Tony. "Rewind to 1969: Estudiantes Leave Their Mark". ESPN. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 

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