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On this day, the club claimed its first Intercontinental Cup


NEWS | 04/09/2019

Real Madrid secured their first world crown back in 1960 after overcoming Peñarol.
On 4 September 1960, Real Madrid captured the inaugural Intercontinental Cup after prevailing over Montevideo outfit Peñarol. The Whites came out on top against the Copa Libertadores winners in a two-legged tie. The first leg was played on Uruguayan soil, where the teams played out a goalless stalemate.

The return clash at the Bernabéu was a completely different story as Real Madrid eased to a 5-1 win in front of their fans. The Whites came racing out of the blocks and found themselves three goals to the good inside the opening 10 minutes. A Puskas brace and a Di Stéfano effort after he redirected a shot from the Hungarian forward put the hosts firmly in command, whilst Herrera and Gento rounded off the scoring.
Seven-time world crown winners
Fifty-nine years on from that maiden triumph, Real Madrid have seven world crowns to their name: three secured under the Intercontinental Cup format and a further four in the competition's current Club World Cup guise. The latest of these successes came last December in the United Arab Emirates.

5-Real Madrid: Domínguez, Marquitos, Santamaría, Pachín, Vidal, Zárraga, Herrera, Del Sol, Di Stéfano, Puskas, Gento.
1-Peñarol: Maidana, Pino, William Martínez, Majewski, Salvador, Aguerre, Cubilla, Linazza, Hohberg, Spencer, Borges.

1-0 (min. 3): Puskas.
2-0 (min. 4): Di Stéfano.
3-0 (min. 9): Puskas.
4-0 (min. 44): Herrera.
5-0 (min. 51): Gento.
5-1 (min. 66): Spencer.

Referee: Ken Aston (England).
Stadium: Santiago Bernabéu.