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1999 Intercontinental Cup

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Date  30 November 1999
Attendance  53,372
Referee  Hellmut Krug (Germany)
1999 Intercontinental Cup
Venue  National Stadium, Tokyo
Man of the Match  Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
Weather  Clear 12 °C (54 °F) 58% humidity

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.

Manchester United won the match 1–0, the winning goal scored by their captain, Roy Keane. This was United's first and 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.

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1999 Intercontinental Cup Wikipedia


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