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The 1976 Intercontinental Cup was a football tie held over two legs in November and December 1976 between Cruzeiro, winners of the 1976 Copa Libertadores, and the winners of the 1975–76 European Cup, Bayern Munich.

1976 Intercontinental Cup
on aggregate
First leg
Date23 November 1976
VenueOlympiastadion, Munich
RefereeLuis Pestarino (Argentina)
Attendance22,000
Second leg
Date21 December 1976
VenueMineirão, Belo Horizonte
RefereePat Partridge (England)
Attendance123,715
1974
1977

FC Bayern Munich, even as European champions, didn't find compatible schedule together with South-American champions, Club Atlético Independiente, to play the 1975 Intercontinental Cup. This time, however, had no problems and the German club disputed the world title against the 1976 South-American champions, the Brazilian Cruzeiro Esporte Clube.

The team of Bavaria held the base of the German team who won the 1974 FIFA World Cup, with players like Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Gerd Müller. Cruzeiro was the first Brazilian club to become champion of the Copa Libertadores after legendary Pelé's Santos FC. The team had the 1970 FIFA World Cup champions Wilson Piazza and Jairzinho, and other famous players like Nelinho, Raul Plassman and Dirceu Lopes.

The first leg was held on 23 November 1976 at the Munich Olympic Stadium, home of Bayern. The match finished up as a 2–0 victory for the home side, in a game with the pitch covered by snow. The goals was scored by Gerd Müller and Jupp Kapellmann.

Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, known as Mineirão, hosted the return leg on 21 December 1976. The match finished drawn by 0–0.

Contents

First legEdit

Match detailsEdit

Bayern Munich  2–0  Cruzeiro
Müller   80'
Kappellmann   82'
(Report)
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Luis Pestarino (Argentina)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bayern Munich
 
 
 
 
 
Cruzeiro
GK 1   Sepp Maier
DF 2   Björn Andersson
DF 3   Udo Horsmann
DF 4   Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck
DF 5   Franz Beckenbauer
MF 6   Bernd Dürnberger
FW 7   Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
MF 8   Conny Torstensson
FW 9   Gerd Müller
FW 10   Ulrich Hoeneß
MF 11   Jupp Kapellmann
Manager:
  Dettmar Cramer
 
GK 1   Raul
DF 4   Nelinho
DF 3   Morais
DF 2   Osiris
DF 6   Vanderlei
MF 5   Piazza
MF 8   Zé Carlos
MF 9   Palhinha
FW 10   Eduardo
FW 7   Jairzinho
FW 11   Joãozinho   80'
Substitutes:
FW 16   Dirceu Lopes   80'
Manager:
  Zezé Moreira

Second legEdit

Match detailsEdit

Cruzeiro  0–0  Bayern Munich
(Report)
Attendance: 123,715
 
 
 
 
 
Cruzeiro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bayern Munich
GK 1   Raul
DF 4   Nelinho
DF 3   Morais
DF 2   Osiris
DF 6   Vanderlei
MF 5   Piazza   30'
MF 8   Zé Carlos
MF 9   Palhinha
FW 10   Dirceu Lopes   46'
FW 7   Jairzinho
FW 11   Joãozinho
Substitutes:
DF 13   Pablo Forlán   46'
FW 14   Eduardo   30'
Manager:
  Zezé Moreira
 
GK 1   Sepp Maier
DF 2   Björn Andersson
DF 3   Udo Horsmann
DF 4   Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck
DF 5   Franz Beckenbauer
MF 6   Sepp Weiß
FW 7   Karl-Heinz Rummenigge   85'
MF 8   Conny Torstensson
FW 9   Gerd Müller
FW 10   Ulrich Hoeneß
MF 11   Jupp Kapellmann
Substitutes:
MF 13   Fred Arbinger   85'
Manager:
  Dettmar Cramer

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