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Sleepless in Naples

Champions League is my favorite part of the football cake, we like to consume and take each day, night, minute and second. It is not just a competition , it is a mortal combat for dominance, grandeur and spirit. Spirit and energy differ big from small teams.

I was thinking these days, where in Europe is the best football played. I had several days of thinking and analyzing and come to a final conclusion – Spain and Italy. It is not just because of the starts that are playing in these countries, it is the style and quality of playing. Also the competition is big and in top 5 places of the standings, teams are in a very high level of performance.

The match which I have picked for you is one of the best to be shown and played. I am a fan of Real Madrid for over 30 years. This team is blessed to have one of the best players in the world : Butragenho, Zidan, Ronaldo, Modric, Bale, Figo, Mcmanaman, Iker Casillas, Raul ( the magnificent 7 , a man and a myth). Now Zinedian Zidan is a coach and he is doing his job in a very professional way.

All of you now know, which is the game , my prediction would be about:

  1. Napoli – Real Madrid: first game was very, very good and breath taking. Italians took the lead and the big and hard times for them were about to come. 3-1 victory for the “royal team from Madrid” was not the biggest score they could achieve. Five one was close to the real missed opportunities in the second half. Tomorrow night in Naples it will be very hard for the boys of Mauriccio Sarri. Real is a very dangerous team on counter-attacks. The most obvious markets to bet on should be : both team to score , over 2,5 and 3,5 goals in the game, over corners and both team to score in both halves. I expect and open game with many goal chances. Napoli have to score an early opener. The fair result of the game would look like 2-2 , goals scored by Hamsik and Insigne , for Madrid – Ronaldo and Benzema.

I am going to fitness now, see you very soon and we will count our winning, tomorrow after the game….

 

Ultras – not movie stars and criminals

Hello, dear friends. It is very nice to have a place, where you can share and writhe the things from sports live, that happen and are about to be eternal passion for all generations – previous and future. This post came to my mind very rapidly and did not let me down, till I sat and start writing.

The “Ultras Culture” is something very specific, deep and magical. Only the ones , who have not been in that circle of sport live during the stadium and on the pitch, now what the feeling is. Yes, there are hard core fans  , who are coming to bring violence and destruction in all the phases of the game, which is not correct and appropriate. Today article will be devoted to my favorite team from Italy – SS Lazio and its fans.

When we speak about ultra fans, the first word that comes on my mind is love. Love mixed with great passion, to stand next to your friend on the stadium, to shout and scream from happiness, to cry when your team has beat the rivals from Napoli in the last game from previous season(2-4 for Lazio). After the game, around 500 loyal supporters waited on the training base to congratulate our trainer and the boys with hearts of lions.

Yesterday, Lazio won in Verona , while was losing half time 1-0 but 2 goals from Biglia and Parolo , made the 3 points and victory come to Rome. The spirit of the team is same as the spirit of the public, when they believe in you, fro the very first minute of the game. The real “ultras” I always close to the team. They are like shadows that protect, believe and have faith, that all the time their favorite players and the trainer can beat anyone, and can fight like Roman soldier army.

It was a game in the previous season of Italy, Seria A. The eagles were playing against Inter at home. Both fans of the teams have friendly relationships, but when it is about the victory- friendship stops. The pubic was making noise the whole time of the game, even when Lazio were with 2 red cards and were on the wings of the ultras singing fro the terraces. The most sad thing was when Hernanez , scored the ball behind the net of Berisha. Former Lazio players, was about to cry, but this was reality(now he is playing for Juventus) . The main point here is the public of Lazio.

 

These people are heroes, they were not one, nut 3 hearts. To make such atmosphere on Olymico and any other stadiums is honor for the payers. They are not movie stars and do not cameras to picture them. Their only weapon is passion , not violence and destruction. Their most powerful way to dominate on their home stadium is their choreography. If you have time, just watch some beautiful and breath -taking pictures , who were something like 20 m length and 80 m height, covering all the Curva Nord. Before every game of the team, the eagle Olympia is making circles on the stadium.

This is the ultra spirit, this is passion and unique and grand love. This is Lazio. Non mollare mai!!!

 

P.S I forgot to say grand thanks to Mr. Pioli. One of the best trainers SS Lazio have had in the last 15 years.