1999 Intercontinental Cup
The 1999 Intercontinental Cup was a football match played on 30 November 1999 between Manchester United, winners of the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League, and Palmeiras, winners of the 1999 Copa Libertadores. The match was played at the neutral venue of the National Stadium in Tokyo in front of 53,372 spectators.
Match programme cover
|Date||30 November 1999|
|Venue||National Stadium, Tokyo|
|Man of the Match||Ryan Giggs|
|Referee||Hellmut Krug (Germany)|
12 °C (54 °F)
Manchester United won the match 1–0, the winning goal scored by their captain, Roy Keane. This was United's only Intercontinental Cup triumph, having been beaten by Estudiantes in the 1968 competition. The game was Palmeiras' first appearance in the Intercontinental Cup. Ryan Giggs was given the man of the match award. Manchester United's victory made them the first and only team from England and also the British Isles to win the Intercontinental Cup.
|Team||Qualification||Previous participation (bold indicates winners)|
|Manchester United||1998–99 UEFA Champions League winners||1968|
|Palmeiras||1999 Copa Libertadores winners||None|
Man of the Match: