THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

29 May ~ Twenty-seven years ago today, 39 people lost their lives before the European Cup final between Juventus and Liverpool at Heysel stadium in Belgium. For many years following the disaster, Juventus were reluctant to officially recognise the victims, their own supporters. When Juventus were drawn against Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2005, the first time the clubs had met since that day in 1985, it provided a chance for Otello Lorentini, whose son died in the tragedy, to highlight his long campaign to win recognition for all the people who died that day. Matt Barker traced Lorentini's story in WSC 219 (May 2005).

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