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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.

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

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]



Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, hosted the final

Match detailsEdit

Juventus  1–0  River Plate
Del Piero   81' Report
Attendance: 48,305
River Plate
GK 1   Angelo Peruzzi
RB 3   Moreno Torricelli   82'
CB 2   Ciro Ferrara
CB 4   Paolo Montero   51'
LB 5   Sergio Porrini   67'
CM 7   Angelo Di Livio
CM 14   Didier Deschamps
CM 18   Vladimir Jugović   50'
AM 21   Zinedine Zidane   84'   89'
CF 10   Alessandro Del Piero
CF 9   Alen Bokšić
GK 12   Michelangelo Rampulla
DF 13   Mark Iuliano
MF 19   Attilio Lombardo
MF 20   Alessio Tacchinardi   89'
MF 26   Raffaele Ametrano
FW 11   Michele Padovano
FW 15   Christian Vieri
  Marcello Lippi
GK 1   Roberto Bonano
RB 4   Hernán Díaz
CB 2   Celso Ayala
CB 6   Eduardo Berizzo
LB 3   Juan Pablo Sorín
CM 8   Roberto Monserrat
CM 5   Leonardo Astrada   38'
CM 11   Sergio Berti   74'
AM 9   Enzo Francescoli
RW 10   Ariel Ortega
CF 7   Julio Cruz   83'
GK   Germán Burgos
DF   Guillermo Rivarola
MF   Marcelo Escudero
MF   Marcelo Gallardo
MF 14   Leonel Gancedo   74'
FW   Ramón Medina Bello
FW 16   Marcelo Salas   83'
  Ramón Díaz

Man of the Match:
  Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)

See alsoEdit


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