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2002 Intercontinental Cup
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Date3 December 2002
VenueInternational Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Man of the MatchRonaldo (Real Madrid)
RefereeCarlos Eugênio Simon (Brazil)[1]
Attendance66,070
2001
2003

The 2002 Intercontinental Cup was an association football match played on 3 December 2002, between Real Madrid of Spain, winners of the 2001–02 UEFA Champions League, and Olimpia of Paraguay, winners of the 2002 Copa Libertadores. The match was played for the first time in the tournament's history at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama. This encounter marked a special occasion for Olimpia and Real Madrid, as both teams celebrated their centenary in 2002.[2][3]

Ronaldo opened the scoring for Real Madrid in the 14th minute shooting low right footed past the goalkeeper from inside the penalty box. The second goal was scored by Guti in the 84th minute, heading home at the near post after a cross from Luís Figo on the right.[4]

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Association football

Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players who primarily use their feet to propel a ball around a rectangular field called a pitch. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposite team by moving the ball beyond the goal line into a rectangular-framed goal defended by the opposing side. Traditionally, the game has been played over two 45-minute halves, for a total match time of 90 minutes. With an estimated 250 million players active in over 200 countries and territories, it is considered the world's most popular sport.

Real Madrid CF

Real Madrid CF

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly referred to as Real Madrid, is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid.

2001–02 UEFA Champions League

2001–02 UEFA Champions League

The 2001–02 UEFA Champions League was the 47th season of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA's premier club football tournament, and the 10th since its rebranding from the "European Champion Clubs' Cup" or "European Cup". The tournament was won by Real Madrid, who beat Bayer Leverkusen in the final to claim their ninth European Cup title. The final's winning goal was scored by Zinedine Zidane, with a left-footed volley from the edge of the penalty area into the top left corner.

Club Olimpia

Club Olimpia

Club Olimpia is a Paraguayan professional sports club based in the city of Asunción. The club promotes the practice of various sports with most importance given to the football, rugby and basketball sides, the former being the highest priority and most successful. They were founded on July 25, 1902 by a group of young Paraguayans, and the name stems from the idea of its principal founding member, William Paats, a Dutchman based in Paraguay, who is considered the father of Paraguayan football for having introduced the practice of the sport in the South American country. Internationally, the club is referred to as Olimpia Asunción in order to distinguish itself from Latin American football clubs of the same name.

2002 Copa Libertadores

2002 Copa Libertadores

The 2002 Copa Libertadores de América was the 43rd edition of CONMEBOL's premier club football tournament. It was won by the Paraguayan club Olimpia; their third title.

Yokohama

Yokohama

Yokohama is the second-largest city in Japan by population and the most populous municipality of Japan. It is the capital city and the most populous city in Kanagawa Prefecture, with a 2020 population of 3.8 million. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu. Yokohama is also the major economic, cultural, and commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area along the Keihin Industrial Zone.

Century

Century

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Ronaldo (Brazilian footballer)

Ronaldo (Brazilian footballer)

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo or Ronaldo Nazário, is a Brazilian business owner and president of La Liga club Real Valladolid, owner of Brasileiro Série A club Cruzeiro, and a former professional footballer who played as a striker. Nicknamed O Fenômeno and R9, he is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time. As a multi-functional striker who brought a new dimension to the position, Ronaldo has been an influence for a generation of strikers that have followed. His individual accolades include being named FIFA World Player of the Year three times and winning two Ballon d'Or awards.

Guti

Guti

José María Gutiérrez Hernández, known as Guti, is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, currently a manager.

Luís Figo

Luís Figo

Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo is a Portuguese former professional footballer who played as a winger for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. He won 127 caps for the Portugal national team, a one-time record that has since been bettered by Pepe, Cristiano Ronaldo and João Moutinho. Renowned for his creativity and ability to get past defenders as a winger, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

Venue

International Stadium, Yokohama, hosted the final
International Stadium, Yokohama, hosted the final

Match details

Real Madrid Spain2–0Paraguay Olimpia
Ronaldo 14'
Guti 84'
Report
Real Madrid
Olimpia
GK 1 Spain Iker Casillas
RB 2 Spain Míchel Salgado
CB 4 Spain Fernando Hierro (c)
CB 6 Spain Iván Helguera
LB 3 Brazil Roberto Carlos Yellow card 89'
DM 24 France Claude Makélélé
DM 19 Argentina Esteban Cambiasso downward-facing red arrow 90'
RW 10 Portugal Luís Figo
AM 5 France Zinedine Zidane downward-facing red arrow 86'
LW 7 Spain Raúl
CF 11 Brazil Ronaldo downward-facing red arrow 82'
Substitutes:
GK 13 Spain César Sánchez
DF 17 Spain Óscar Miñambres
DF 22 Spain Francisco Pavón upward-facing green arrow 90'
MF 14 Spain Guti upward-facing green arrow 82'
MF 16 Brazil Flávio Conceição
MF 21 Argentina Santiago Solari upward-facing green arrow 86'
CF 9 Spain Fernando Morientes
Manager:
Spain Vicente del Bosque
Real Madrid vs Olimpia 2002-12-03.svg
GK 1 Paraguay Ricardo Tavarelli
RB 2 Paraguay Néstor Isasi
CB 3 Paraguay Nelson Zelaya
CB 15 Paraguay Pedro Benítez
LB 4 Paraguay Juan Ramón Jara
RM 16 Uruguay Sergio Órteman
CM 6 Paraguay Julio César Enciso (c)
CM 5 Paraguay Julio César Cáceres Yellow card 34'
LM 11 Argentina Fernando Gastón Córdoba downward-facing red arrow 65'
CF 10 Paraguay Miguel Ángel Benítez downward-facing red arrow 81'
CF 8 Uruguay Rodrigo López
Substitutes:
GK 12 Paraguay Danilo Aceval
DF 14 Paraguay José Amarilla
MF 7 Paraguay Francisco Esteche
MF 18 Paraguay Carlos Estigarribia
FW 9 Paraguay Richart Báez upward-facing green arrow 65'
FW 17 Paraguay Mauro Caballero upward-facing green arrow 81'
FW 19 Paraguay Gilberto Palacios
Manager:
Argentina Nery Pumpido

Man of the Match:
Brazil Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

Assistant referees:
Colombia Jorge Arango (Colombia)[1]
Peru Jorge Jaimes (Peru)[1]
Fourth official:
Japan Toru Kamikawa (Japan)[1]

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Japan Standard Time , or Japan Central Standard Time , is the standard time zone in Japan, 9 hours ahead of UTC (UTC+09:00). Japan does not observe daylight saving time, though its introduction has been debated on several occasions. During World War II, the time zone was often referred to as Tokyo Standard Time.

Real Madrid CF

Real Madrid CF

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly referred to as Real Madrid, is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid.

Paraguay

Paraguay

Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a landlocked country in South America. It is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. It has a population of 7 million, nearly 3 million of whom live in the capital and largest city of Asunción, and its surrounding metro. Although one of only two landlocked countries in South America, Paraguay has ports on the Paraguay and Paraná rivers that give exit to the Atlantic Ocean, through the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway.

Club Olimpia

Club Olimpia

Club Olimpia is a Paraguayan professional sports club based in the city of Asunción. The club promotes the practice of various sports with most importance given to the football, rugby and basketball sides, the former being the highest priority and most successful. They were founded on July 25, 1902 by a group of young Paraguayans, and the name stems from the idea of its principal founding member, William Paats, a Dutchman based in Paraguay, who is considered the father of Paraguayan football for having introduced the practice of the sport in the South American country. Internationally, the club is referred to as Olimpia Asunción in order to distinguish itself from Latin American football clubs of the same name.

Guti

Guti

José María Gutiérrez Hernández, known as Guti, is a Spanish former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, currently a manager.

Carlos Eugênio Simon

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Brazilian Football Confederation

Brazilian Football Confederation

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Iker Casillas

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Míchel Salgado

Míchel Salgado

Miguel Ángel "Míchel" Salgado Fernández is a Spanish former footballer who played as a right-back.

Fernando Hierro

Fernando Hierro

Fernando Ruiz Hierro is a Spanish football manager and former player who played as a centre-back, sweeper or defensive midfielder. He is the current sporting director of Liga MX club C.D. Guadalajara.

Captain (association football)

Captain (association football)

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Iván Helguera

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Iván Helguera Bujía is a Spanish former professional footballer.

Source: "2002 Intercontinental Cup", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 6th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Intercontinental_Cup.

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References
  1. ^ a b c d "The 23rd Toyota European / South American Cup – Team lists of the match". Toyota Cup. 3 December 2002. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  2. ^ Centenario del Real Madrid Archived 21 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Olimpia, 100 años de triunfos(in Spanish)
  4. ^ Leme de Arruda, Marcelo (2 January 2009). "Toyota Cup – Most Valuable Player of the Match Award". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2009.
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