1961 Intercontinental Cup

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

1961 Intercontinental Cup
EventIntercontinental Cup
2–2 on points
Peñarol won after a play-off
First leg
Date4 September 1961 (1961-09-04)
VenueEstádio da Luz, Lisbon
RefereeOthmar Huber (Switzerland)
Attendance40,000
Second leg
Date17 September 1961 (1961-09-17)
VenueEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
RefereeCarlos Nai Foino (Argentina)
Attendance56,358
Play-off
Date19 September 1961 (1961-09-19)
VenueEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
RefereeJosé Luis Praddaude (Argentina)
Attendance60,241
1960
1962

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]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification Previous finals app.
  Peñarol 1961 Copa Libertadores champion None
  Benfica 1960–61 European Cup champion None

Bold indicates winning years

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

First leg
Benfica  1–0  Peñarol
  • Coluna   60'
Report
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Othmar Huber (Switzerland)

Second legEdit

Second leg
Peñarol  5–0  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 56,358
Referee: Carlos Nai Foino (Argentina)

Play-offEdit

Playoff
Peñarol  2–1  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 60,241
Referee: José Luis Praddaude (Argentina)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peñarol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benfica

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gorgazzi, Osvaldo José (14 April 1999). "Intercontinental Club Cup 1961". RSSS. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ FIFA.com