1962 Intercontinental Cup
The 1962 Intercontinental Cup was a football tie held over two legs between Brazilian club Santos, winners of the 1962 Copa Libertadores, and Portuguese club Benfica, winners of the 1961–62 European Cup. Santos won the Intercontinental Cup for the first time.
|Santos won 4–0 on points|
|Date||19 September 1962|
|Venue||Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro|
|Referee||Rubén Cabrera (Paraguay)|
|Date||11 October 1962|
|Venue||Estádio da Luz, Lisbon|
|Referee||Pierre Schwinte (France)|
The tie is remembered as pitching Brazilian player Pelé against Portuguese player Eusébio, two of the leading players of the 1960s, who played against each other on only three occasions. Pelé considered the second leg, Santos' 5–2 win in Lisbon, in which he scored a hat-trick, to be the greatest performance of his career.
|Pelé 31', 85'
|Report||Santana 58', 87'|
|Report||Pelé 15', 25', 64'
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