1996 Intercontinental Cup

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1996 Intercontinental Cup
Date26 November 1996
VenueNational Stadium, Tokyo
Man of the MatchAlessandro Del Piero (Juventus)
RefereeMárcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)

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[edit]

Juventus Italy1–0Argentina River Plate
Del Piero Goal 81' Report
Attendance: 48,305
River Plate
GK 1 Italy Angelo Peruzzi
RB 3 Italy Moreno Torricelli Yellow card 82'
CB 2 Italy Ciro Ferrara
CB 4 Uruguay Paolo Montero Yellow card 51'
LB 5 Italy Sergio Porrini Yellow card 67'
CM 7 Italy Angelo Di Livio
CM 14 France Didier Deschamps
CM 18 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vladimir Jugović Yellow card 50'
AM 21 France Zinedine Zidane Yellow card 84' Substituted off 89'
CF 10 Italy Alessandro Del Piero
CF 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 89'
MF 26 Italy Raffaele Ametrano
FW 11 Italy Michele Padovano
FW 15 Italy Christian Vieri
Italy Marcello Lippi
Juventus vs River Plate 1996-11-26.svg
GK 1 Argentina Roberto Bonano
RB 4 Argentina Hernán Díaz
CB 2 Paraguay Celso Ayala
CB 6 Argentina Eduardo Berizzo
LB 3 Argentina Juan Pablo Sorín
CM 8 Argentina Roberto Monserrat
CM 5 Argentina Leonardo Astrada Yellow card 38'
CM 11 Argentina Sergio Berti Substituted off 74'
AM 9 Uruguay Enzo Francescoli
RW 10 Argentina Ariel Ortega
CF 7 Argentina Julio Cruz Substituted off 83'
GK Argentina Germán Burgos
DF Argentina Guillermo Rivarola
MF Argentina Marcelo Escudero
MF Argentina Marcelo Gallardo
MF 14 Argentina Leonel Gancedo Substituted in 74'
FW Argentina Ramón Medina Bello
FW 16 Chile Marcelo Salas Substituted in 83'
Argentina Ramón Díaz

Man of the Match:
Italy Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)

See also[edit]


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