1960 Intercontinental Cup

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1960 Intercontinental Cup
Event Intercontinental Cup
San Lorenzo won 4–0 on points
First leg
Date 6 July 1960 (1960-07-06)
Venue Estadio Gasómetro, Buenos Aires
Attendance 70,000
Second leg
Date 4 September 1960 (1960-09-04)
Venue Népstadion, Budapest
Referee Ken Aston (England)
Attendance 54,000
1961

The 1960 Intercontinental Cup was the inaugural edition of the matchup between the reigning European football champion and the reigning South American football champion. The idea was born of discussions between Pierre Delauney, UEFA secretary and José Ramón de Freitas, CONMEBOL secretary.[1]

The two-legged tie was contested between Hungarian club Budapest Honvéd (1959–60 European Cup winner) and Argentinan club San Lorenzo (1960 Copa Libertadores winner). The first match-up ended with San Lorenzo beating Budapest Honved with a 1–0 victory at Buenos Aires's Estadio Gasómetro. José Francisco Sanfilippo scoring the winning goal of the game. They would also take out the second leg 2–0 in the return leg at Budapest's Népstadion thanks to goals from Norberto Boggio and Norberto Ravecca.

Background[edit | edit source]

Budapest Honvéd qualified through to the Intercontinental Cup by taking out the 1959–60 European Cup title after they had defeated Romanian club Petrolul Ploiesti in the final 3–0 in what was also the first title by a Hungarian team. The opponents was Argentinean club San Lorenzo who took home the 1960 Copa Libertadores title after they defeated Uruguayan club Nacional in two legs by a score of 2-1.

Heading into the series, Budapest had a pre-season tour of Argentina which would lead to the first leg of the match at the Estadio Gasómetro with four matches being played within two weeks. Their record being one win, one draw and two losses. For San Lorenzo, their 1960 season wasn't going the best that they were hoping for with the team being eleven points behind the leaders with 40% of the season completed which did include a 4-0 loss to Argentinos Juniors in their final match before the Intercontinental Cup.

Match details[edit | edit source]

First leg[edit | edit source]

July 6, 1960
San Lorenzo Argentina 1−0 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Sanfilippo Goal 15'
Estadio Gasómetro, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Sergio Bustamante (Chile)

Second leg[edit | edit source]

September 4, 1960
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 0−2 Argentina San Lorenzo
Boggio Goal 61'
Ravecca Goal 83'
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: Ken Aston (England)

External Links[edit | edit source]

  1. Aquella primera Copa Intercontinental... by Alfredo Relaño on El País, 15 Dec 2014

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