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In Memory of the Heysel 39

Today marks 30 years since the Heysel disaster when 39 Juventus supporters died at the 1985 European Cup Final in Brussels.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - TUESDAY APRIL 5th 2005:  The Liverpool fans on the Spion Kop hold a mosaic saying "Friendship" in Italian before the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 1st Leg match between Liverpool and Juventus at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.

‘In Memoria e Amicizia’ – In Memory and Friendship

Rocco Acerra
Bruno Balli
Alfons Bos
Giancarlo Bruschera
Andrea Casula
Giovanni Casula
Nino Cerullo
Willy Chielens
Giuseppina Conti
Dirk Daenecky
Dionisio Fabbro
Jacques François
Eugenio Gagliano
Francesco Galli
Giancarlo Gonnelli
Alberto Guarini
Giovacchino Landini
Roberto Lorentini
Barbara Lusci
Franco Martelli
Loris Messore
Gianni Mastrolaco
Sergio Bastino Mazzino
Luciano Rocco Papaluca
Luigi Pidone
Bento Pistolato
Patrick Radcliffe
Domenico Ragazzi
Antonio Ragnanese
Claude Robert
Mario Ronchi
Domenico Russo
Tarcisio Salvi
Gianfranco Sarto
Giuseppe Spalaore
Mario Spanu
Tarcisio Venturin
Jean Michel Walla
Claudio Zavaroni