December 03, 2002

Real Madrid wins the Intercontinental Cup 2-0,: emblematic of the world club championship, over Olimpia of Paraguay. Real's Brazilians, Ronaldo (with a goal on seven shots) and Roberto Carlos (four shots and an assist), were their best players, bringing back memories of Brazil's victory at the World Cup in the same Yokohama stadium. Olimpia made a good showing in a game that, for financial reasons, is becoming increasingly difficult for South American teams to compete on equal terms.

posted by Steve-o to soccer at 06:10 PM - 3 comments

Yay, more soccer posts! Good on you, Steve-o. It would've been nice to have you in our SpoFi EPL Fantasy League (see the locker room).

posted by worldcup2002 at 08:33 PM on December 03, 2002

This brings back memories of when Liverpool was good enough to play in the World Club Cup game. And got beaten by their South American opponents every time. Sigh. Of course, as you pointed out, since most of the best players from anywhere end up at European clubs, South American club dominance is long gone.

posted by worldcup2002 at 08:36 PM on December 03, 2002

I saw that game, Real should have won by 5 or more... Although, Olympia seemed to be able to counter and set up goal scoring opportunities rather easily.

posted by StarFucker at 11:02 AM on December 05, 2002

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