Boca Juniors won their second Intercontinental Cup in four years – clinching the 2004 trophy with a 3-1 penalty shoot-out win over Milan after the teams finished level after extra-time.
With the score at 1-1 after 120 minutes, Milan, who ironically won the Champions League earlier this year in a shootout, faltered this tme around. Boca midfielder Raul Cascini scored the decisive penalty after Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf and Alessandro Costacurta had all missed for Milan..
Earlier, Danish striker Jon Dahl TomassonÊput Milan ahead on 24 minutes, but Matias Donnet levelled the scores five minutes later.
“It was a game between the champions of South America and Europe, so logically it turned out to be a battle,” said Boca coach Carlos Bianchi, who became the first coach to win the match three times.
“Towards the end of extra time I felt the Milan players were hanging on for penalties,” he added.
“I’m very proud of the way we kept attacking. We were even more aggressive with our penalties.”
Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti paid tribute to his players afterwards.
“You have to give credit to Boca,’ he said. ‘Their defenders closed us down very quickly and the goalkeeper made some terrific saves.
“We are usually so reliable at penalties but today, for some reason, we just couldn’t complete the job.”