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  • Gradinata Nord
    Gradinata Nord
    by Gianlu
  • The stadium seen from the hills
    The stadium seen from the hills
    by Carletto76
  • soccer
    by bonio
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    Football in Genova

    by Carletto76 Written Aug 25, 2004

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    The stadium seen from the hills

    Here in Genova we really like football (soccer for Americans!), and here in Genova some English gentlemen founded the first Italian football team, CFC Genoa 1893. Genoa 1893, or simply "Genoa" won 9 Italian leagues before WWII, then a long period with no wins started, and still now Genoa is in 2nd division, trying to get back to the old glory days, but with no success.
    In 1946 a second football team was founded in Genova, and it's called UC Sampdoria. Since it was founded Sampdoria is usually the strongest team in Genova, they won the Italian league (Serie A) in '91, as well as 4 Italian Cups and a Cup Winner's Cup in 1990 (defeating Anderlecht in Goteborg), loosing the Champions League final match against Barcelona in '92 at Wembley stadium.

    Going to the stadium to see a Serie A (Sampdoria) or Serie B (Genoa) match is not so cheap; tickets cost from about 15/20 euros to 60 and more euros; you can buy them directly at the stadium.
    Serie A matches are usually played on Sunday, while Serie B ones should be on Saturday, but they change it every year!

    P.S. Go to see Sampdoria, it's the best! ;-)))

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    Forza Sampdoria!

    by bonio Written Feb 26, 2003

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    Go to watch a soccer match. Genoa has two teams, Genoa and Sampdoria. Both play in th e Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, we saw Sampdoria play Ascoli - a 3-0 win for Sampdoria. Loads of bars nearby for a pre match beer. More pics on t'logue.....

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    Genoa is Red and Blu

    by Gianlu Written Mar 4, 2005

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    Gradinata Nord

    If you never have been at a Genoa football match you can't understand.....it's something unbelivable!!!

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