1961 Intercontinental Cup

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1961 Intercontinental Cup
Event Intercontinental Cup
Budapest Honvéd won 3–1 on points
First leg
Date 4 September 1961 (1961-09-04)
Venue Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Second leg
Date 17 September 1961 (1961-09-17)
Venue Népstadion, Budapest

The 1961 Intercontinental Cup was the second edition of the matchup between the reigning European football champion and the reigning South American football champion. The 1961 edition saw Chilean club Colo-Colo take on Budapest Honvéd. The first leg of the match was played in Santiago and a single goal from Budapest signing József Tóth scored the Hungarian club a 1−0 win in the opening leg of the match. The second leg which was played at Budapest saw the game end in a nil-all draw which meant that Budapest took home their first Intercontinental Cup title.

Background[edit | edit source]

Budapest Honvéd qualified through to the Intercontinental Cup by taking out the 1960–61 European Cup title after they had defeated Dutch club Ajax in the final 2–0. The opponents was Chilean club Colo-Colo who took home the 1961 Copa Libertadores title after they defeated Colombian club Santa Fe in two legs by a score of 5-1.

Match details[edit | edit source]

First leg[edit | edit source]

September 4, 1961
Colo-Colo Chile 0−1 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Tóth Goal 62'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Referee: José Luis Praddaude (Argentina)

Second leg[edit | edit source]

September 17, 1961
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 0−0 Chile Colo-Colo
Népstadion, Budapest
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Othmar Huber (Switzerland)

External Links[edit | edit source]

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