The smoke has finally settled, our ears have stopped ringing it can only mean one thing. It is time for Forza Italian Football’s round up of of all the best Ultra action and choreography.
In terms of Ultra Culture it was a surprisingly calm weekend but do not fear as the Napoli and Roma fans put on more of a display than we could have ever needed.
When Napoli hosted Roma at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday night we was treated to a real contrast in all things Ultra, as the Azzurri flooded their section of the stadium in flags and banners.
As the Napoli fans showed their spirt with a vibrant display of coloured banners, the Giallorossi were busy drowning out the whole stadium in a gulf of orange and red smoke as they unleashed a onslaught of flares and smoke bombs. Once again allegations of anti-territorial chanting was heard during the fixture and both clubs have since been issued with penalties for their fans behaviour.
Although, when Bologna played host to Sassuolo it turned out to be very tame fixture on the field, it also showed lots of positives in terms of the rebirthing of Ultra culture. The scenes from the images above, taken at this weekends fixture could quite easily be mistaken for a photo from the glory days of the Italian ultra scene in the 1970/80’s. Could this be the dawning of a new age?
Another week goes by and another week passes with Juventus looking like the away team in terms of support despite playing at home. This week it was Fiorentina’s turn to play the role of “Who’s the Daddy?” at the Juventus Stadium, The Viola ultras put up an impressive display throughout the games. The Old Lady even called in some help as they celebrated their 25 year friendship with Dutch side Den Haag. (Top Right)
Around The Grounds
We end this week’s Calcio Choreography with a round up from around the Peninsula. Parma (Top Left) followed up from last week’s display with another impressive showing as their hosted their gemelli – twins – Hellas Verona. AC Milan fans (Top Right) in Madrid for their Champions League tie. The empty Curva at the Stadio Olimipico in Rome (Bottom Left) as Lazio hosted Atalanta as their ultras continue their demonstrations against club president Claudio Lotito. Another impressive display form the Sampdoria Ultras (Bottom Right) at the Luigi Ferraris.
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