Monday, April 17, 2006

May the Genio be with you


Milan v Barcelona will never be an ordinary game for anybody of a certain age. For tifosi of Italian football who can remember it, the fixture produced one of the great European Cup finals of all time. The Rossoneri were cast as the evil ones, defenders of the dark arts and negativity personified. Barca, on the other hand, were all that was good about the game which their Coach - Johann Cruyff if memory serves - was not slow in telling anyone who would listen.

The match, of course, was the stuff of folklore. Milan went on the attack from the outset, destroyed their Spanish rivals with a string of beautiful strikes - the pick of them a peach from Dejan Savicevic, Il Genio. May his spirit be with the Rossoneri again on Tuesday night as they carry Italy's colours in the the Champions League. I have read a lot recently about the decline of Italian football - it would be nice to turn that on its head. Whatever happens, it is unlikely to be a dull game.

3 comments:

martinobhoy said...

As Henrik is out injured I guess I can support Milan ;o)

ginkers said...

Get your Smorshingborgs season ticket booked for next year I guess...

a.c.t said...

I've heard many people say that too, but it's understandable if you watch a Serie A game - incredibly dull. I watched the Milan Derby and watching paint dry was preferable. I don't undrstand why though, because whenever an Italian team play another non-Italian team, it's never boring. I'll be going down my local pizzeria tomorrow to chear on i rossoneri.