FC Bayern Munich, even as European champion, didn't find compatible schedule together with south-American champion, Club Atlético Independiente, to play the 1975 Intercontinental Cup. This time, however, have no problems and the German club disputed the world title against the 1976 South-American champions, the Brazilian Cruzeiro Esporte Clube.
The first leg was held on 23 November 1976 at the Munich's Olympic Stadium, home of Bayern Munich. The match finished up as a 2-0 victory for Bayern, in a game with the pitch covered by snow. The goals was scored by Gerd Müller (80th minute) and Jupp Kapellmann (82nd minute).