Today we’re visiting a stadium that is more associated with Serie B than with Serie A. A stadium not as old as many others we’ve explored, but still in existence for more than 50 years. So, prepare your swimsuits, because we will be going very, very close to the beach – to the city of Pescara and therefore to the Stadio Adriatico, home of Delfino Pescara 1936.
Italian football has had it’s a fair share of footballing families, including the Maldini, the Baresi, the Cannavaro, and the Inzaghi. All of the above-mentioned made a name for themselves, but only the latter made history by becoming the first two coaching brothers – Simone at Lazio and Filippo at Benevento – to sit atop both the Serie A and B concurrently.
When they met for their second Derby di Milano in the 1981-82 season, Inter and Milan were facing two opposite situations. With 10 games left, the Nerazzurri were only four points behind the leading duo Fiorentina-Juventus. Milan, on the other hand, lied in the penultimate spot of the league table, and were desperately struggling to avoid relegation.