1970 Intercontinental Cup

The 1970 Intercontinental Cup was a football tie held over two legs in August and September 1970 between the winners of the 1969–70 European Cup, Feyenoord, and winners of the 1970 Copa Libertadores, Estudiantes de La Plata.[1]

1970 Intercontinental Cup
on aggregate
First leg
Date26 August 1970
VenueLa Bombonera, Buenos Aires
RefereeRudi Glöckner (West Germany
Second leg
Date9 September 1970
VenueDe Kuip, Rotterdam
RefereeAlberto Tejada Burga (Peru)

The first leg was held on 26 August 1970 at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, and ended in a 2–2 draw, with goals from Juan Echecopar and Juan Ramón Verón for Estudiantes and Willem van Hanegem and Ove Kindvall for Feyenoord. The return leg was held on 9 September 1970 at De Kuip in Rotterdam, which Feyenoord won 1–0 through a goal by Joop van Daele.[2][3][4]

This was the first Intercontinental Cup title for Feyenoord in their first final appearance. Feyenoord never reached the Intercontinental Cup final again before the competition was made defunct in 2004 and merged into today's FIFA Club World Cup. On the other hand, this was the third consecutive final appearance for Estudiantes, having won in 1968 and lost in 1969.

Qualified teams edit

Team Qualification Previous finals app.
  Feyenoord 1969–70 European Cup champion None
  Estudiantes de La Plata 1970 Copa Libertadores champion 1968, 1969

Bold indicates winning years

Venues edit

La Bombonera (left) and Feyenoord Stadion, venues for the series

Match details edit

First leg edit

First leg
Estudiantes LP  2–2  Feyenoord
  • Echecopar   6'
  • Verón   12'
Estudiantes LP

Second leg edit

Second leg
Feyenoord  1–0  Estudiantes LP
Attendance: 63,475
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)
Estudiantes LP

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ El primer tricampeón on Estudiantes LP website
  2. ^ Con anteojos es trampa by Mariano Mancuso on Un Caño magazine
  3. ^ 1970 Intercontinental Cup by Osvaldo Gorgazzi at the RSSSF
  4. ^ Intercontinental Cup 1970 on FIFA.com (archived)