Twenty-third anniversary of club's second Intercontinental Cup

NEWS STORY. 01/12/2021

Real Madrid secured the world crown in 1998 after seeing off Vasco de Gama.

On 1 December 1998, Real Madrid secured the second of the club's seven world champion trophies after overcoming Vasco de Gama in the Intercontinental Cup showpiece. The game was played at Tokyo National Stadium, where Raúl conjured up a historic moment for the club's fans with his aguanís strike. The forward tipped the game in Madrid's favour in the dying minutes after flooring two defenders before firing home the winner.

Guus Hiddink's troops had earlier got their noses in front courtesy of an own goal. Roberto Carlos shaped in a cross from the left and in an effort to clear his lines, Nasa contrived to put the ball into his own net. After the break, the Brazilians drew level through Juninho, before Raúl clinched the win with his iconic strike.

Video.Twenty-third anniversary of club's second Intercontinental Cup

2-Real Madrid: Illgner, Panucci, Fernando Sanz, Hierro, Sanchís, Roberto Carlos, Savio (Suker, 90’), Redondo, Seedorf, Mijatovic (Jarni, 86’), Raúl.
1-Vasco de Gama: Carlos Germano, Vágner (Vítor, 81’), Odvan, Mauro Galvao, Felipe, Nasa, Juninho, Luizinho (Guilherme, 86’), Ramón (Válber, 89’), Donizete, Luizao.

1-0 (min. 25): Nasa (o.g)
1-1 (min. 56): Juninho.
2-1 (min. 83): Raúl.

Stadium: Tokyo National Stadium (Japan).