Sunday, January 29, 2017

Intercontinental /Toyota Cup-Part Three (1982, Peñarol Montevideo vs. Aston Villa)

The 1982 Edition of the Intercontinental Cup was the third in its ‘permanent’ home in Tokyo.
The participating teams were England’s Aston Villa and Uruguay’s Peñarol Montevideo.
Aston Villa had won the Champions Cup by defeating Bayern Munich (1-0) on May 26, 1982.
Peñarol Montevideo had won the Copa Libertadoes just weeks earlier. They had defeated Chile’s Cobreloa on November 30th, 1982 (1-0) after a scoreless tie at home on November 26th.
Aston Villa were led upfront with giant striker Peter White. The others standouts of the team were players such as Gordon Cowans, Tony Morley and Gary Shaw.
Peñarol were led by Fernando Morena, who had returned after a spell at Valencia. The side contained other Internationals such as Nelson Guttierez and Venancio Ramos. The only foreign player on the team was the Brazilian Jair Gonçalves Prates.


Photo From: Onze, Issue 85, January 1983
(Team captains Dennis Mortimer and Walter Olivera, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

Photo From: Onze, Issue 85, January 1983
(Penarol squad entering the field, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

In contrast to previous year’ European winners, Aston Villa appeared to have been taking the game seriously. Aston Villa Manager Tony Barton had ensured that his squad arrive in Japan with ample enough time to train and get used to the conditions. The Team had two and half full days to prepare to be in form for the match.
As far as his opponents, Barton was not very impressed. He stated that he had seen a Peñarol match on video from the Copa Libertadores and had not been very impressed.
For Peñarol, key player Ernesto Vargas would miss the match through injury. His place would be taken by Walkir Silva.


Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 35, February 1983
(Peter White, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)


Photo From: France Football, Issue 1915, December 21, 1982
(December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 35, February 1983
(Walkir Silva and Des Bremner, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

Both teams appeared determined to win as they took the field.
The encounter took place on December 12th at Tokyo.
In the beginning of the match, the English were better and had chances but Peñarol goalkeeper Gustavo Fernandez was equal to the task.
Aston Vila were so dominant in the early going that Peñarol created no chances in that spell.


Peñarol were excellent in defense throughout the match and cleared their lines efficiently.
The closest Aston Villa came to scoring was when Cowans hit the cross bar.
Yet, it was with their first clear chance that Peñarol took the lead.
In the 27th minute, Jair Gonçalves Prates struck home a free kick that Aston Villa goalkeeper Jimmy Rimmer could not hold onto as it went past him.




Photo From: Onze, Issue 85, January 1983
(December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

Photo From: Onze, Issue 85, January 1983
(December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

Afterwards, Aston Villa’s tactic was to try the aerial route to Peter White, but Walter Oliver effectively marked him out of the game.
In addition, Tony Morley had a disappointing match and could not conjure up anything for Villa.
Peñarol killed off the match in the 68th minute by scoring the second goal.
Allan Evans and Walkir Silva raced for a loose ball in the Villa penalty area. Evans got there first but his pass back to his goalkeeper Rimmer, forced the latter to parry it away. His deflection was on the path of the onrushing Walkir Silva who tapped it into the net.


Photo From: Onze, Issue 85, January 1983
(Walkir Silva’s second goal, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1915, December 21, 1982
(The two goals, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)


Photo From: World Soccer, January 1983
(December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)


Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 35, February 1983
(Gary Shaw and Miguel Bossio, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 35, February 1983
(December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)


Peñarol were not troubled and were able to control and dictate the play with Jair.
 In addition, Fernando Morena and Walkir Silva were too fast for the Villa defenders and constantly drew out their markers.
Incidentally, a point of complaint from Aston Villa was the use of the match ball, which was a ‘Triaton’ designed by ‘Le Coq Sportif’. They claimed the ball was too lightweight and bouncy on such a hard pitch. It was a strange complaint given that ‘Le Coq Sportif’ were the kit designers of Aston Villa.
Peñarol won their first Intercontinental title since 1966 to continue the South American dominance (third year in a row) since the contest was held in Tokyo.
Peñarol’s Brazilian star Jair was named man of the match and took home the prize (A Toyota).


Photo From: France Football, Issue 1915, December 21, 1982
(Jair Goncalves, the player of the match, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)


Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 35, February 1983
(Gustavo Fernandez and Juan Morales, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)


Photo From: World Soccer, January 1983
(December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

Photo From: Onze, Issue 85, January 1983
(December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)


Photo From: Onze, Issue 85, January 1983
(Penarol squad, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

Photo From: Onze, Issue 85, January 1983
(Aston Villa squad, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)


December 12, 1982
Club Atlético Peñarol Montevideo (Uruguay) 2- Aston Villa Football Club-Birmingham (England) 0
Intercontinental Cup (Toyota Cup)
Venue: Tokyo, National Stadium
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Luis Paulino Siles (Costa Rica)
Goalscorers: (Peñarol):  Jair 27, Walkir Silva 68
                    (Aston Vila): None

Lineups:
Peñarol:
1-Gustavo Fernández, 2-Walter Oliveira, 5-Miguel Bossio, 3-Nelson Gutiérrez, 4-Victor Diogo, 6-Juan Vicente Morales, 7-Venancio Ramos, 8-Mario Saralegui, 9-Fernando Morena, 10-Jair Gonçalves Prates (Brazil), 11-Walkir Silva

Coach: Hugo Bagnulo
Other Substitutes:  Carlos Arias, Miguel Falero, Nestor Montelongo, Ricardo Ortiz, Daniel Rodriguez

Team Captain: Walter Oliveira
Shirt Sponsor: None
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: yellow and black vertical striped shirts, Black Shorts, Yellow Socks

Aston Villa:
1-Jimmy Rimmer, 2-Mark Jones, 5-Ken McNaught (Scotland), 7-Des Bremner (Scotland), 3-Gary Williams, 4-Allan Evans (Scotland), 6-Dennis Mortimer, 10-Gordon Cowans, 8-Gary Shaw, 9-Peter Withe, 11-Tony Morley

Coach: Tony Barton
Other Substitutes: Nigel Spink, Colin Gibson, Pat Heard, Mark Walters

Team Captain: Dennis Mortimer
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif
Shirt Sponsor:  None
Uniform Colors: Claret with sky blue sleeved Shirts, White Shorts, Sky Blue Socks


Man of Match: Jair Gonçalves Prates (Peñarol Montevideo)


References:
Calcio 2000, Issue 27, February 2000
Onze, Issue 85, January 1983
Mondial, new series, issue 35, February 1983
World Soccer, January 1983
France Football, Issue 1914, December 14, 1982
France Football, Issue 1915, December 21, 1982

Photo From: Onze, Issue 85, January 1983
(Penarol squad, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

Photo From: Onze, Issue 85, January 1983

(Aston Villa squad, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)






Photo From: Onze, Issue 85, January 1983
(Nelson Guttierez with the Intercontinental Cup, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)


Photo From: World Soccer, January 1983
(Jair Goncalves, the player of the match, December 12, 1982, Intercontinental Cup, Penarol 2-Aston Villa 0)

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