Today marks 30 years since the Heysel disaster when 39 Juventus supporters died at the 1985 European Cup Final in Brussels.
On 29 May 1985, 39 football fans died at the Heysel stadium in Belgium. What should have been one of football’s greatest nights turned into tragedy.
Rioting Liverpool fans caused the deaths of 39 Juventus fans and left 600 injured after a wall collapsed at the dilapidated stadium.
Incredibly, the match still went ahead, with Juventus winning 1-0. English clubs were banned from Europe for five years as a result and Liverpool served an extra year-ban.
14 Liverpool fans were later charged with manslaughter.
Sergio Bastino Mazzino
Luciano Rocco Papaluca
Jean Michel Walla