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1981 Intercontinental Cup

Match programme cover, depicting Kenny Dalglish and Zico
Date 13 December 1981
Venue National Stadium, Tokyo
Man of the Match Zico (Flamengo)[1]
Referee Rubio Vázquez (Mexico)
Attendance 62,000

The 1981 Intercontinental Cup was an association football match between Liverpool of England and Flamengo of Brazil on 13 December 1981 at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, the annual Intercontinental Cup contested between the winners of the European Cup and Copa Libertadores. Liverpool were appearing in their first Intercontinental Cup having declined to take part in 1977 and 1978 after they won the European Cup.

The teams had qualified for the competition by winning their continent's primary cup competition. Liverpool qualified by winning the primary European cup competition, the European Cup. They won the 1980–81 European Cup defeating Spanish team Real Madrid 1–0 in the final. Flamengo qualified by winning the primary South American cup competition, the Copa Libertadores. They beat Chilean team Cobreloa 2–0 in a playoff after the previous ties finished 2–2 on points to win the 1981 Copa Libertadores.

Match details

13 December 1981
12:00 JST
Liverpool 23x15px 0–3
23x15px Flamengo
Report Nunes Goal 12' Goal 41'
Adílio Goal 34'
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Rubio Vásquez (Mexico)
GK 1 23x15px Bruce Grobbelaar
RB 2 23x15px Phil Neal
CB 4 23x15px Phil Thompson (c)
CB 6 23x15px Alan Hansen
LB 3
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Mark Lawrenson
RM 14 23x15px Sammy Lee
CM 10 23x15px Terry McDermott Substituted off 51'
CM 11 23x15px Graeme Souness
LM 5 23x15px Ray Kennedy
SS 7 23x15px Kenny Dalglish
CF 16 23x15px Craig Johnston
GK 13 23x15px Steve Ogrizovic
DF 15 23x15px Alan Kennedy
MF 17
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Kevin Sheedy
MF 8
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan
FW 12 23x15px David Johnson Substituted in 51'
23x15px Bob Paisley
GK 1 23x15px Raul
RB 2 23x15px Leandro
CB 13 23x15px Marinho
CB 4 23x15px Mozer
LB 5 23x15px Júnior
DM 6 23x15px Andrade
MF 8 23x15px Adílio
AM 10 23x15px Zico (c)
FW 7 23x15px Tita
CF 9 23x15px Nunes
FW 11 23x15px Lico
GK 12 23x15px Cantarele
DF 3 23x15px Figueiredo
FW 15 23x15px Peu
FW 16 23x15px Baroninho
DF 17 23x15px Nei Dias
23x15px Paulo Carpegiani


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