They defended the European pride and reached the absolute
record of world cup wins (four). However, Milan broke another world record: that
of the number of trophies won. They are 18, no other club like us! No one!
YOKOHAMA - The win in the Club World Cup is not only a great result for the team
of Carlo Ancelotti. It's not just the crowning of a great 2007, which saw Milan
win the Champions League at Athens, the European SuperCup at Montecarlo, and
today, the Club World Cup in Japan. It's not just the European pride which
imposes for the first time on the South American one since the change of the
tournament formula (Liverpool and Barcelona both lost against San Paolo and
Internacional de Porto Alegre). Between Milan and Boca there was at stake also a
double record: that of intercontinental success and that of international
trophies. A double record which was coloured in red and black.
Rossoneri and Argentineans, before this game, were both at 17 international wins:
from now on, Milan is ahead of everyone, on the top of the world, higher than
any other team.
A TRIUMPHANT STANDING!
MILAN: 18 Trophies
Real Madrid and Independiente: 15
Al Ahly: 13
Ayax-Liverpool-Barcellona-San Paolo-Zamalek: 11
The head to head with the Argentineans therefore goes to the Milanisti.
Hereunder is the palmares of the two teams who faced each other today at
THE 18 TROPHIES OF MILAN
4 Intercontinental Cups, 7 Champions League, 5 European SuperCups, 2 Cup Winners
THE 17 TROPHIES OF BOCA
3 Intercontinental Cups, 6 Libertadores Cups, 2 Cope Sudamericane, 1 Supercopa
Sudamericana, 1 Supercoppa Masters, 3 Recope Sudamericane, 1 Copa De Oro.
The game in the game was about the World Cup tournament of Japan. Milan is in
the history books, Milan is the only club to have triumphed 4 times in the world:
in 1969, in 1989, 1990 and in 2007!
Boca remains with three (1977, 2000, 2003), just like Real Madrid, the
Brazilians of San Paolo and the Uruguay sides of Nacional and Penarol. The world
record is of the Rossoneri, and therefore, let's re-build the 'intercontinental'
mosaic, which from today has a new unforgettable piece:
THE 4 ROSSONERI'S WORLD CUPS
1969: MILAN-ESTUDIANTES 3-0//ESTUDIANTES-MILAN 2-1
1989: MILAN-ATLETICO N. MEDELLIN 1-0
1990: MILAN-OLIMPIA ASSUNCION 3-0
2007: BOCA JUNIORS-MILAN 2-4