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A guide to the Ultra groups in Serie A: Chievo

City: Verona

Key Ultra Groups: North Side 94

Other Ultra/Fan Groups: Ultras Chievo, Cani Sciolti (Wild Dogs or Bad Boys), Chievo 1929, Gate 7, Mussi Volanti (Flying Donkeys), Gioventù Clivense (Chievo Youth), Gruppo Milano (Milan Group), La Fossa dei Pandorini(The Pandoro’s Den), Brulè Boys (Grill Boys), The Friends.

Come si scrive Ciampion Lig” - “How do you write Ciampion Lig”… certainly not like that. Of course it was tongue in cheek, an ironic gesture emphasising the Chievo fans own incredulity at their team’s success, success which saw them on course for a Champion’s League spot during their first ever season in Italy’s top flight. It wasn’t to be after the Flying Donkeys finished 5th in the 2001/02 season. Just 5 years later, with a little help from the Calciopoli scandal which saw Juventus, AC Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio all banned from Europe, spelling the “Ciampion Lig” was the least of Chievo’s worries, they were in it! (Well at least the preliminary stage). It was an astounding achievement for a club whose existence was for so long peripheral, even non-existent in the eyes of their powerful overweening neighbours Hellas Verona. However this was Chievo’s time and their fans were keen to remind their city bedfellows. In a game against Livorno the Clivensi (Chievo supporters) produced the following “Chievo frazione di Verona, provincia d’Europa” – “Chievo district of Verona, province of Europe”. A club that hails from a suburb of around 3,000 inhabitants were competing in Europe’s premium competition. Their success became known as the “Chievo phenomenon” and how the Veronesi loathed it.

Writing in the Guardian Tim Parks (author of: A season with Verona) gave his own account of the Chievo area “I’d lived in Verona more than 10 years before I stumbled across it, a miserable case of working-class suburb overflowing into declining semi-industrialised fenland”. It is genius from Parks who conveys the haughtiness that every Verona loyalist expresses towards Chievo, both the place and the team. Chievo’s nickname in Veneto dialect is Ceo meaning kid, and their story is certainly a child’s fairy-tale. The ugly duckling that blossomed and became a swan, flaunting its feathers among Calcio’s elite. It is fanciful but not far off the truth. Although Chievo fans are maligned by their city rivals for their miniscule fan base and are certainly not renowned across Italy, they have still played their part in Chievo’s romance.

Having trawled through forums and fan sites, it is clear there remains an ambiguity regarding Chievo’s more stalwart fans. Are they really Ultras? Aside from the countless Hellas jibes some Empoli Ultras from the group ‘Rangers 76’ recognise Chievo’s North Side as the “The only real group of Ultras”. Allegedly a few boys who sat over a beer formed the group in 1994 to start a movement of ardent fandom as well hoping that the name would help their cause in claiming the Curva Nord as their own domain. Normally residing in the Curva Sud inferiore of the Stadio Bentegodi, derby days are the only occasions in which they move to the Curva Nord to accommodate for the greater number of Verona fans.

In the early years the group’s symbol became the Looney Toons character Marvin who as a member describes “encapsulates Chievo and above all the North Side who were aliens in the world of professional football”.

When Chievo faced Napoli in 2000 an overly offensive banner abusing the visitors (the content of which remains elusive) saw 5 members of the North Side expelled and created profound divisions. New leadership re-asserted the basic ideals of the group which include a non-violent apolitical stance and a rejection of official twinnings and rivalries. Yes you may well sit there gobsmacked because these are not your usual Ultras and this episode best captures their idiosyncrasies. Later that year Chievo’s promotion to Serie A saw the North Side flourish and the flying donkeys were followed more feverishly than ever before. As a result various sub-groups formed. These include Ultras Chievo (1999) who have now dissolved but were allegedly ‘less good natured’ than North Side, Chievo 1929 and Gate 7 who were formed as recently as 2013.

Although the North Side Ultras profess to have no rivals, Chievo’s prominence has seen Verona develop a new found hatred for their once ‘fictitious’ neighbours. The Mastini’s return to Serie A in 2013 saw the first Derby della Scala played for over a decade. There were murmurings of trouble in which the Clivensi reportedly threw objects and sticks at the Verona team bus. But as many of the Veronesi will tell you, historically this is not the Veneto derby they get worked up about. It is a rivalry that the Veronesi never believed would materialise, demonstrated by their banner in the 1995 derby in Serie B. “When donkeys fly we will play this derby in Serie A”, needless to say Chievo’s success and Verona’s struggles in the last decade have allowed the Clivensi to revel in a touch of schadenfreude.  

Having written about Catania’s Ultras last week, the contrast is striking. If you were to juxtapose Chievo with the Sicilians, you would have to say they are the saints of the Ultra world. The Chievo story is unique and in a small way their fans have left an indelible mark on the pages of the clubs history. Whether you call them magnanimous Ultras or just fans the Clivensi offer a passionate and loyal support that follow and fly with their donkeys wherever they can!

by Luca Hodges-Ramon

@LH_Ramon25

Chievo 0-4 Juventus
http://gianluigibuffon.forumo.de/post70049.html#p70049

Alvaro Morata and Paul Pogba were the stars of the show for Juventus on Sunday as they beat Chievo 4-0 to record a 12th consecutive Serie A win.
Morata scored twice on Wednesday as Juve earned a 3-0 first-leg advantage against Inter in the Coppa Italia semi-finals and the striker took his tally for the season to seven in all competitions on Sunday as the champions equalled their record for consecutive league wins in a single season.

Juve began Sunday two points behind league leaders Napoli - who play Empoli later in the day - but made an ideal start at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi when Morata tapped in Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross from the right just six minutes in.

In their first outing since top scorer Alberto Paloschi’s departure for Swansea City, mid-table Chievo struggled to ask questions of Massimiliano Allegri’s side and fell further behind when Morata doubled his tally on the stroke of half-time.

With Juve well on their way to maximum points, Alex Sandro and Paul Pogba added further gloss to a result that was never in doubt with quickfire goals after the hour, as Allegri’s men returned to Turin with their revival in full effect.

While Juve were without injured striker Mario Mandzukic, Chievo coach Rolando Maran replaced Paloschi with Paul-Jose M'Poku following the striker’s exit on Friday.

Alex Sandro came in for the suspended Patrice Evra at left-back and, after the Brazilian fired over early on, Morata handed the visitors a sixth-minute lead with a close-range finish following Lichtsteiner’s cross from the right.

As Juve dominated the opening half-hour, Pogba twice went close to doubling the advantage with long-range efforts, while Chievo struggled to offer a threat aside from Nicola Rigoni’s effort, which was comfortably saved by Gianluigi Buffon.

The reigning champions’ dominance was further rewarded when Morata doubled the lead with a carbon copy of his opener, as Sami Khedira collected Paulo Dybala’s pass before squaring for the Spaniard to convert.

Khedira was replaced by Stefano Sturaro at the break, having appeared to suffer a knock midway through the first half, with the Bianconeri staying on top after the restart.

Chievo claimed a point at Juventus Stadium in the reverse fixture, while the champions were in the midst of their early-season malaise, and Ivan Radovanovic sent a shot wide as the hosts sought a way back into the game.

However, Alex Sandro added a third to remove any doubt of where the points were heading. Pogba showed composure inside the box to pivot on the ball and play in the full-back who calmly slotted past Albano Bizzarri.

With Allegri’s team fully in the groove, Pogba deservedly got in on the act with arguably the pick of the goals, turning away from Dario Dainelli before calmly rolling the ball beyond a helpless Bizzarri.

Juve could have extended their lead further when the dangerous Alex Sandro and Pogba each rattled the woodwork in the latter stages as Allegri’s men saw out a convincing win with ease.

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Chievo 0-4 Juventus: Pogba and Morata run the show in easy victory

Alvaro Morata and Paul Pogba were the stars of the show for Juventus on Sunday as they beat Chievo 4-0 to record a 12th consecutive Serie A win.

Morata scored twice on Wednesday as Juve earned a 3-0 first-leg advantage against Inter in the Coppa Italia semi-finals and the striker took his tally for the season to seven in all competitions on Sunday as the champions equalled their record for consecutive league wins in a single season.

Juve began Sunday two points behind league leaders Napoli - who play Empoli later in the day - but made an ideal start at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi when Morata tapped in Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross from the right just six minutes in.

In their first outing since top scorer Alberto Paloschi’s departure for Swansea City, mid-table Chievo struggled to ask questions of Massimiliano Allegri’s side and fell further behind when Morata doubled his tally on the stroke of half-time.

With Juve well on their way to maximum points, Alex Sandro and Paul Pogba added further gloss to a result that was never in doubt with quickfire goals after the hour, as Allegri’s men returned to Turin with their revival in full effect.

While Juve were without injured striker Mario Mandzukic, Chievo coach Rolando Maran replaced Paloschi with Paul-Jose M'Poku following the striker’s exit on Friday.

Alex Sandro came in for the suspended Patrice Evra at left-back and, after the Brazilian fired over early on, Morata handed the visitors a sixth-minute lead with a close-range finish following Lichtsteiner’s cross from the right.



As Juve dominated the opening half-hour, Pogba twice went close to doubling the advantage with long-range efforts, while Chievo struggled to offer a threat aside from Nicola Rigoni’s effort, which was comfortably saved by Gianluigi Buffon.  

The reigning champions’ dominance was further rewarded when Morata doubled the lead with a carbon copy of his opener, as Sami Khedira collected Paulo Dybala’s pass before squaring for the Spaniard to convert.

Khedira was replaced by Stefano Sturaro at the break, having appeared to suffer a knock midway through the first half, with the Bianconeri staying on top after the restart.

Chievo claimed a point at Juventus Stadium in the reverse fixture, while the champions were in the midst of their early-season malaise, and Ivan Radovanovic sent a shot wide as the hosts sought a way back into the game.

However, Alex Sandro added a third to remove any doubt of where the points were heading. Pogba showed composure inside the box to pivot on the ball and play in the full-back who calmly slotted past Albano Bizzarri.

With Allegri’s team fully in the groove, Pogba deservedly got in on the act with arguably the pick of the goals, turning away from Dario Dainelli before calmly rolling the ball beyond a helpless Bizzarri.

Juve could have extended their lead further when the dangerous Alex Sandro and Pogba each rattled the woodwork in the latter stages as Allegri’s men saw out a convincing win with ease.

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The Gentleman Ultras guide to the grounds of Serie A: VERONA

Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi

Teams: Chievo and Hellas Verona

Capacity: 38,402

Built: 1963

City: Verona

The StadioMarc’Antonio Bentegodi is one of Italy’s iconic stadiums. Built in 1963 the venues only fault is that it may be too big for the teams which it had been built for. The ground was renovated for the World Cup in 1990 and became a superb arena for football. The renovations included an extra tier, new roof, better visibility and fantastic transport connections to and from the city. In 2000 work began on the bottom tier as improvements were needed by then but these unfortunately were never finished.

In Italia 90 the stadium hosted games in Group E which contained Spain, South Korea, Uruguay and Belgium. The venue also hosted Yugoslavia’s enthralling 2-1 victory over Spain in the second round.

Historically the stadium was home solely to Hellas Verona but with Chievo’s promotion in 1986 they two clubs shared the ground. Chievo’s Ultras hold the Curva Sud Inferior and although small in number compared to their city rivals they are no less proud.


 

VERONA, ITALY - DECEMBER 20: Matteo Bianchetti ® of Hellas Verona battles for the ball with Antonio Floro Flores of US Sassuolo during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona FC and US Sassuolo Calcio at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on December 20, 2015 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images) http://dlvr.it/KV73VQ

Juve name 22-man squad for Chievo
http://gianluigibuffon.forumo.de/post69993.html#p69993

Massimiliano Allegri has named a 22-man matchday squad for Sunday’s Serie A clash with Chievo at the Stadio Bentegodi (12.30 CET kick-off).

The full travelling party is as follows:
1 Buffon
3 Chiellini
4 Caceres
6 Khedira
7 Zaza
8 Marchisio
9 Morata
10 Pogba
11 Hernanes
12 Alex Sandro
15 Barzagli
16 Cuadrado
19 Bonucci
20 Padoin
21 Dybala
24 Rugani
25 Neto
26 Lichtsteiner
27 Sturaro
34 Rubinho
37 Pereyra

39 Favilli

Chievo 0-4 Juventus: Pogba and Morata run the show in easy victory

Alvaro Morata and Paul Pogba were the stars of the show for Juventus on Sunday as they beat Chievo 4-0 to record a 12th consecutive Serie A win.

Morata scored twice on Wednesday as Juve earned a 3-0 first-leg advantage against Inter in the Coppa Italia semi-finals and the striker took his tally for the season to seven in all competitions on Sunday as the champions equalled their record for consecutive league wins in a single season.

Juve began Sunday two points behind league leaders Napoli - who play Empoli later in the day - but made an ideal start at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi when Morata tapped in Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross from the right just six minutes in.

In their first outing since top scorer Alberto Paloschi’s departure for Swansea City, mid-table Chievo struggled to ask questions of Massimiliano Allegri’s side and fell further behind when Morata doubled his tally on the stroke of half-time.

With Juve well on their way to maximum points, Alex Sandro and Paul Pogba added further gloss to a result that was never in doubt with quickfire goals after the hour, as Allegri’s men returned to Turin with their revival in full effect.

While Juve were without injured striker Mario Mandzukic, Chievo coach Rolando Maran replaced Paloschi with Paul-Jose M'Poku following the striker’s exit on Friday.

Alex Sandro came in for the suspended Patrice Evra at left-back and, after the Brazilian fired over early on, Morata handed the visitors a sixth-minute lead with a close-range finish following Lichtsteiner’s cross from the right.



As Juve dominated the opening half-hour, Pogba twice went close to doubling the advantage with long-range efforts, while Chievo struggled to offer a threat aside from Nicola Rigoni’s effort, which was comfortably saved by Gianluigi Buffon.  

The reigning champions’ dominance was further rewarded when Morata doubled the lead with a carbon copy of his opener, as Sami Khedira collected Paulo Dybala’s pass before squaring for the Spaniard to convert.

Khedira was replaced by Stefano Sturaro at the break, having appeared to suffer a knock midway through the first half, with the Bianconeri staying on top after the restart.

Chievo claimed a point at Juventus Stadium in the reverse fixture, while the champions were in the midst of their early-season malaise, and Ivan Radovanovic sent a shot wide as the hosts sought a way back into the game.

However, Alex Sandro added a third to remove any doubt of where the points were heading. Pogba showed composure inside the box to pivot on the ball and play in the full-back who calmly slotted past Albano Bizzarri.

With Allegri’s team fully in the groove, Pogba deservedly got in on the act with arguably the pick of the goals, turning away from Dario Dainelli before calmly rolling the ball beyond a helpless Bizzarri.

Juve could have extended their lead further when the dangerous Alex Sandro and Pogba each rattled the woodwork in the latter stages as Allegri’s men saw out a convincing win with ease.

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THE GENTLEMAN ULTRAS ALTERNATIVE GUIDE TO THE TEAMS OF SERIE A: HELLAS VERONA

STADIUM: Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, 1963, capacity 38,402

The StadioMarc'Antonio Bentegodi is one of Italy’s iconic stadiums. Built in 1963 the venue’s only fault is that it may be too big for Chievo and Hellas Verona, the teams it houses.

The ground was renovated for the World Cup in 1990 and became a superb arena for football, with an extra tier, a new roof, better visibility and fantastic transport connections to and from the city of Verona. In 2000, work began on the bottom tier as new improvements were needed, but unfortunately these were never finished.

In Italia 90 the stadium hosted games in Group E which contained Spain, South Korea, Uruguay and Belgium. The venue also hosted Yugoslavia’s enthralling 2-1 victory over Spain in the second round.

Historically the stadium was home solely to Hellas Verona, but after Chievo’s promotion in 1986 the two clubs started to share the ground. The Hellas Verona fans outnumber Chievo’s by some distance. They are the team of the Verona in their eyes and dont look fondly on the ‘upstarts’ from the suburbs. The Verona derby is much more colourful when Hellas are at home

THE ULTRAS

Key Ultra Groups: Brigate Gialloblu (Yellow and Blue Brigade)

Other Ultra/Fan Groups: Hellas Army, I 4 Fedellissimi (The 4 Loyalists) Hellas Fans, Hellas Alcool,Gioventù Scaligera (Scaligera Youth), Verona Front, Cani Blu 1988 (Blue Dogs 1988), Hellas Aliens, Villaggio (Village), Vecchio Inferno (Old Hell), Brigata Borghetti (Borghetti Brigade), 1° Febbraio (1st of February), Butei Alti Livelli (The Top Boys), 12 maggio 85 (12th of May 85, Orgoglio Scaligero (Scaligero Pride), Quartiere Roma (Roma District), Associazione Stalle Umane (Human Stable Association) and countless others.

“Shits! Thugs! Worms! Turds! Communists!” the boy yells out of the train window. The police look on unfazed. “Fascists! Slavs! Kurds! Bastards! Terroni!”. He then pauses to answer his mobile phone. “Ciao mamma, no we’re still at the station in Vicenza…no we didn’t have much homework this weekend I’ve already finished”. The train begins to pull away from the platform “Momento, Mamma” putting his hand over the microphone he leans out the window again. “Fuck off you assholes you are a disgrace to Italy”. He returns to addressing his mother “Sorry Mamma the Butei (boys in Veronese dialect) are making a bit of a racket, anyhow we’re just leaving the station now so put the pasta on for around 6.30 and I should be back when it’s cooked”. This anecdote is taken from Tim Park’s ‘A Season with Verona’ and it recounts a teenage boy (returning from a Verona match against Vicenza) who alternates between yobbish football fan to Mamma’s little angel. It is a Jekyll and Hyde moment which portrays the capricious nature of football supporters and elements of Italian life in general. One moment you are worrying about whether you will be home in time for dinner, the next you find yourself standing in the Curva Sud of the Stadio Bentegodi screaming obscenities at opposition fans, players and of course officials. Just ask Tim Parks.

The setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona boasts of a rich history including Roman ruins, renaissance culture and the world’s largest open-air opera venue. Its biggest club, Hellas Verona, is an expression of Veronese identity and a symbol of civic pride. The clue is in the clubs name and its nickname. In 1903 when the Gialloblu (yellow and blue’s) were formed in Verona’s prestigiousschool, the Liceo classico Maffei, a Greek teacher coined the name Hellas - Greek for patria, homeland or country. One of their nicknames -gli Scaligeri- also has historic connotations. It is a reference to the former Lords of Verona who brought the cities of Padua, Vicenza and Treviso under their control in the 14th century. There is a vehement local pride and the Ultras of Hellas Verona stand as defenders of their coat of arms and club colours.

“Against hypocrisy and compromise – we hate everybody.” Brigate Gialloblu (Yellow and Blue Brigade).

When discussing the world of the Italian Ultras, let alone Verona it would be impossible not to mention the Brigate Gialloblu (BG). Formed in 1971 their name has become synonymous with the tifosi (fans) of Hellas Verona and to this day, despite their official dissolution in 1991, they remain infamous.

Although some of the Verona Ultras have and still hold a notorious reputation for expressing far-right political views, the name Brigate Gialloblu allegedly has its origins in the left-wing student movement of the late 60’s and is a reference to the Italian red brigades. In fact a left-wing sub-group called Rude Boys coexisted peacefully with a number of right-wing factions within the BG, namely: Gioventù Scaligera (Scaligera Youth), Verona Front and Hellas Army. Their love for Hellas far outweighed their ideological differences. However to distinguish themselves and create a hostile atmosphere, the BG would stop at nothing to abuse and provoke opposition fans and players. This has seen racism plague the Curva Sud. One of the more distasteful incidents back in the 1980’s involved fans throwing bananas at Cagliari’s Peruvian, Julio Cesar Uribe, one of the first black players to play in Italy.

Despite this when it comes to fanaticism, originality and intransigence the BG was second to none. Having formed ties with Chelsea’s hooligan group the ‘Headhunters’ in the mid 1970’s, elements of the BG adopted the mores of English style support. This even included making business cards which read “congratulations you have just met the BG” (inspired by the calling cards left by English hooligans on their victims after a fight). One particular contingent, known as Associazione Stalle Umane (Human Stable Association) particularly embraced the hooligan ways, drinking beer in excess and living up to their Italian stereotype – ‘Veronesi tutti matti’ (the Veronesi are all crazy).

In the mid 1980’s the BG’s reputation grew with the team’s success with thousands travelling to support Hellas in Europe after they won their first and only Scudetto in 1985. This signalled a golden era and the eclectic Curva Sud was rarely devoid of humour. During a trip to Como, Verona Ultras turned up at the Stadio Giuseppe Sinigaglia with blow up rafts, beach mats and flippers changing the words of the Italian song ‘Stessa Spiaggia, Stesso Mare’- ‘Same beach –Same Sea’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvaCyff7Jn4 to chant ‘This year nothing changes, all to Como like the beach’. Perhaps it was satire mocking the easy nature of playing Como, or perhaps it was emphasising the sheer number of Veronesi who had flocked to watch a game played on the shores of Lake Como, however it gives you a picture of their ingenuity.

Nevertheless a game at Brescia in 1986 demonstrated their chaotic and violent tendencies. After being provoked by some Bresciani, it is thought around five thousand Verona fans descended on Brescia hell bent on causing havoc. Having arrived early and in part due to a dearth of police presence, the Veronesi proceeded to ransack Brescia, vandalising the station, damaging cars and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. The then president of Verona, Ferdinando Chiampan, labelled the fans criminals and threatened to withdraw the team from Serie A. The police shared this view and twelve arrests were made. The Curva Sud demonstrated their solidarity displaying a banner against Roma reading “not 12 but 5000 guilty”. However in 1991 following another tumultuous clash with fans of AC Milan the various groups of the Brigate Gialloblu unanimously decided to disband after some judges wanted to put the BG on trial for being a ‘criminal organization’.

Although they no longer officially exist many Verona Ultras still label themselves as BG members. Verona’s return to Serie A in 2013 marked the end of one of the clubs darkest eras after having spent 11 years away from the top flight. If this wasn’t enough the Verona faithful also had to watch their city rivals Chievo enjoy life in Serie A during their absence. However the Veronesi’s stalwart passion has not wavered and even after their relegation to Serie C1 in 2006/07 an incredible ten thousand season tickets were sold in a league which averaged an attendance of around two thousand five hundred.

Their return to Italy’s elite has seen old rivalries reignited, notably with Chievo, Juventus, Milan, Atalanta and Napoli, the latter being a fixture which brought the satirical best out of the Veronesi after they revealed a banner reading “Neapolitans…Sons of Juilet”. It was a humorous response to a previously unveiled Napoli banner which taunted Verona’s romantic heroine Juliet, proclaiming she was a whore. However while many make the presupposition that Chievo are Hellas’s fiercest rivals, the Veneto derby which really raises the blood pressure is against Vicenza. Indeed Verona’s promotion to Serie A last season coincided with Vicenza’s slide into Lega Pro which will have no doubt provided the Veronesi with untrammelled joy.

Whether they are producing spectacular choreographies, innovating witty banners or chanting ‘Forza Verona Ale’ to the tune of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3w4I-KElxQ - the Brigate Gialloblu and Hellas supporters in general remain revered across Italy. Much like the story of Romeo and Juliet, the Veronesi have been embroiled in a tale of scandal, feuds and romance, the only difference being their true love never seems to die.

CLASSIC PLAYER

Antonio Di Gennaro

It is nearly impossible to mention Hellas Verona without mentioning the Scudetto winning side of 1984-85. It was during these heady days that Antonio Di Gennaro made himself crucial to Hellas providing them with match winning performances when it mattered.

Di Gennaro grew up in Florence and it was with his home town club that he made his debut in 1976. The promising midfielder played 44 times for the Viola scoring four times. His aggressive style that encompassed power and pace was quickly noticed and in the summer of 1980 he moved to Perugia. At this point he was noted as a generally good player but not yet as the star he would become later in his career.

The season he spent with Perugia was a stable one although three goals and 24 appearances did not set the world on fire it did turn the heads of the Hellas Verona scouts. He signed for the club in 1981 and there was no looking back from here.

In Verona his natural power and pace found started to mix with more decisive decision making and he started to find a knack for scoring some crucial goals. A perfect example of Di Gennaro showcasing his abilities came in 1984 against Juventus.

The Turin side had been battering away at the Veronese goal and were a goal up for their troubles, in fact the game seemed so one sided that Hellas seemed to be out of gas. This was until Di Gennaro, with 25 minutes to go picked up the ball 30 yards from goal. A good touch, a quick look up and a dart forward was followed by a thunderbolt that flew into the top corner. The only thing that matched this moment of brilliance, was his post match, interview which he conducted in a very fetching sky blue bath robe, he even made that look good.

It was these talents and character that saw him brought up to the national squad for the 1986 World Cup in which he played four times. He had a solid tournament but from 1986 it all went downhill. His performances dipped as did Hellas after the Scudetto triumph and he only played 15 times for his country scoring four goals. Moves to Bari and Barletta aw glimpses of his former self but were still some way from those glorious days in 1984-86.

In 1992 Di Gennaro retired after a career that he could be more than proud of. A league title and appearances at a World Cup have eluded some of the best players in the world; Di Gennaro was a player of distinction.

When Calcio ruled the World Di Gennaro was winning a league title with minnows Hellas and sporting some amazing bathroom attire.

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Chievo 0-4 Juventus: Pogba and Morata run the show in easy victory

Alvaro Morata and Paul Pogba were the stars of the show for Juventus on Sunday as they beat Chievo 4-0 to record a 12th consecutive Serie A win.

Morata scored twice on Wednesday as Juve earned a 3-0 first-leg advantage against Inter in the Coppa Italia semi-finals and the striker took his tally for the season to seven in all competitions on Sunday as the champions equalled their record for consecutive league wins in a single season.

Juve began Sunday two points behind league leaders Napoli - who play Empoli later in the day - but made an ideal start at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi when Morata tapped in Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross from the right just six minutes in.

In their first outing since top scorer Alberto Paloschi’s departure for Swansea City, mid-table Chievo struggled to ask questions of Massimiliano Allegri’s side and fell further behind when Morata doubled his tally on the stroke of half-time.

With Juve well on their way to maximum points, Alex Sandro and Paul Pogba added further gloss to a result that was never in doubt with quickfire goals after the hour, as Allegri’s men returned to Turin with their revival in full effect.

While Juve were without injured striker Mario Mandzukic, Chievo coach Rolando Maran replaced Paloschi with Paul-Jose M'Poku following the striker’s exit on Friday.

Alex Sandro came in for the suspended Patrice Evra at left-back and, after the Brazilian fired over early on, Morata handed the visitors a sixth-minute lead with a close-range finish following Lichtsteiner’s cross from the right.



As Juve dominated the opening half-hour, Pogba twice went close to doubling the advantage with long-range efforts, while Chievo struggled to offer a threat aside from Nicola Rigoni’s effort, which was comfortably saved by Gianluigi Buffon.  

The reigning champions’ dominance was further rewarded when Morata doubled the lead with a carbon copy of his opener, as Sami Khedira collected Paulo Dybala’s pass before squaring for the Spaniard to convert.

Khedira was replaced by Stefano Sturaro at the break, having appeared to suffer a knock midway through the first half, with the Bianconeri staying on top after the restart.

Chievo claimed a point at Juventus Stadium in the reverse fixture, while the champions were in the midst of their early-season malaise, and Ivan Radovanovic sent a shot wide as the hosts sought a way back into the game.

However, Alex Sandro added a third to remove any doubt of where the points were heading. Pogba showed composure inside the box to pivot on the ball and play in the full-back who calmly slotted past Albano Bizzarri.

With Allegri’s team fully in the groove, Pogba deservedly got in on the act with arguably the pick of the goals, turning away from Dario Dainelli before calmly rolling the ball beyond a helpless Bizzarri.

Juve could have extended their lead further when the dangerous Alex Sandro and Pogba each rattled the woodwork in the latter stages as Allegri’s men saw out a convincing win with ease.

The Gentleman Ultras alternative guide to the clubs in Serie A: Chievo

The Stadium

Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi

Teams: Chievo and Hellas Verona

Capacity: 38,402

Built: 1963

City: Verona

The StadioMarc’Antonio Bentegodi is one of Italy’s iconic stadiums. Built in 1963 the venues only fault is that it may be too big for the teams which it had been built for. The ground was renovated for the World Cup in 1990 and became a superb arena for football. The renovations included an extra tier, new roof, better visibility and fantastic transport connections to and from the city. In 2000 work began on the bottom tier as improvements were needed by then but these unfortunately were never finished.

In Italia 90 the stadium hosted games in Group E which contained Spain, South Korea, Uruguay and Belgium. The venue also hosted Yugoslavia’s enthralling 2-1 victory over Spain in the second round.

Historically the stadium was home solely to Hellas Verona but with Chievo’s promotion in 1986 they two clubs shared the ground. Chievo’s Ultras hold the Curva Sud Inferior and although small in number compared to their city rivals they are no less proud.

The Ultras

Key Ultra Groups: North Side 94

Other Ultra/Fan Groups: Ultras Chievo, Cani Sciolti (Wild Dogs or Bad Boys), Chievo 1929, Gate 7, Mussi Volanti (Flying Donkeys), Gioventù Clivense (Chievo Youth), Gruppo Milano (Milan Group), La Fossa dei Pandorini(The Pandoro’s Den), Brulè Boys (Grill Boys), The Friends.

Come si scrive Ciampion Lig” - “How do you write Ciampion Lig”… certainly not like that. Of course it was tongue in cheek, an ironic gesture emphasising the Chievo fans own incredulity at their team’s success, success which saw them on course for a Champion’s League spot during their first ever season in Italy’s top flight. It wasn’t to be after the Flying Donkeys finished 5th in the 2001/02 season. Just 5 years later, with a little help from the Calciopoli scandal which saw Juventus, AC Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio all banned from Europe, spelling the “Ciampion Lig” was the least of Chievo’s worries, they were in it! (Well at least the preliminary stage). It was an astounding achievement for a club whose existence was for so long peripheral, even non-existent in the eyes of their powerful overweening neighbours Hellas Verona. However this was Chievo’s time and their fans were keen to remind their city bedfellows. In a game against Livorno the Clivensi (Chievo supporters) produced the following “Chievo frazione di Verona, provincia d’Europa” – “Chievo district of Verona, province of Europe”. A club that hails from a suburb of around 3,000 inhabitants were competing in Europe’s premium competition. Their success became known as the “Chievo phenomenon” and how the Veronesi loathed it.

Writing in the Guardian Tim Parks (author of: A season with Verona) gave his own account of the Chievo area “I’d lived in Verona more than 10 years before I stumbled across it, a miserable case of working-class suburb overflowing into declining semi-industrialised fenland”. It is genius from Parks who conveys the haughtiness that every Verona loyalist expresses towards Chievo, both the place and the team. Chievo’s nickname in Veneto dialect is Ceo meaning kid, and their story is certainly a child’s fairy-tale. The ugly duckling that blossomed and became a swan, flaunting its feathers among Calcio’s elite. It is fanciful but not far off the truth. Although Chievo fans are maligned by their city rivals for their miniscule fan base and are certainly not renowned across Italy, they have still played their part in Chievo’s romance.

Having trawled through forums and fan sites, it is clear there remains an ambiguity regarding Chievo’s more stalwart fans. Are they really Ultras? Aside from the countless Hellas jibes some Empoli Ultras from the group ‘Rangers 76’ recognise Chievo’s North Side as the “The only real group of Ultras”. Allegedly a few boys who sat over a beer formed the group in 1994 to start a movement of ardent fandom as well hoping that the name would help their cause in claiming the Curva Nord as their own domain. Normally residing in the Curva Sud inferiore of the Stadio Bentegodi, derby days are the only occasions in which they move to the Curva Nord to accommodate for the greater number of Verona fans.

In the early years the group’s symbol became the Looney Toons character Marvin who as a member describes “encapsulates Chievo and above all the North Side who were aliens in the world of professional football”.

When Chievo faced Napoli in 2000 an overly offensive banner abusing the visitors (the content of which remains elusive) saw 5 members of the North Side expelled and created profound divisions. New leadership re-asserted the basic ideals of the group which include a non-violent apolitical stance and a rejection of official twinnings and rivalries. Yes you may well sit there gobsmacked because these are not your usual Ultras and this episode best captures their idiosyncrasies. Later that year Chievo’s promotion to Serie A saw the North Side flourish and the flying donkeys were followed more feverishly than ever before. As a result various sub-groups formed. These include Ultras Chievo (1999) who have now dissolved but were allegedly ‘less good natured’ than North Side, Chievo 1929 and Gate 7 who were formed as recently as 2013.

Although the North Side Ultras profess to have no rivals, Chievo’s prominence has seen Verona develop a new found hatred for their once ‘fictitious’ neighbours. The Mastini’s return to Serie A in 2013 saw the first Derby della Scala played for over a decade. There were murmurings of trouble in which the Clivensi reportedly threw objects and sticks at the Verona team bus. But as many of the Veronesi will tell you, historically this is not the Veneto derby they get worked up about. It is a rivalry that the Veronesi never believed would materialise, demonstrated by their banner in the 1995 derby in Serie B. “When donkeys fly we will play this derby in Serie A”, needless to say Chievo’s success and Verona’s struggles in the last decade have allowed the Clivensi to revel in a touch of schadenfreude.  

Having written about Catania’s Ultras last week, the contrast is striking. If you were to juxtapose Chievo with the Sicilians, you would have to say they are the saints of the Ultra world. The Chievo story is unique and in a small way their fans have left an indelible mark on the pages of the clubs history. Whether you call them magnanimous Ultras or just fans the Clivensi offer a passionate and loyal support that follow and fly with their donkeys wherever they can!

Classic Player

Chievo’s rise to power was born with the new millennium. It is for this reason that unlike the great teams of the past, such as Genoa or Torino or the more constant Juventus and Milan that their history is not as prevalent.  

One man who has embodied this mesmeric, intriguing and unlikely journey is Sergio Pellissier. He is the man that over the past decade and a half has created Chievo’s history and more remarkably has helped them hold on to (or regain) the clubs Serie A status.

Starting his career in Turin in 1996 the rugged forward was loaned out to Varese for two seasons before eventually being sold to Chievo from Torino in 2000. After two more years on loan at SPAL he was back in Verona , this time ready to prove that he was worthy of his place.

It cannot be denied that Pellissier has some pace and skill but it may not be in as much abundance as some of his illustrious piers and current competitors have.  His main strengths however, lie in his persistence, his movement and his opportunism.  Although there are examples of some truly outstanding goals his bread and butter usually have the same familiar patterns.

Perhaps one could describe him as an archetypal ‘Grande Bomber’, needing only a moment to sum up a situation before heading or rocketing the ball past a despairing goalkeeper from inside the box.  If you ever find yourself in the bizarre situation where you are trawling through the archives of Chievo’s best goals, you will find a very similar trait when it comes to Pellissier.

The reoccurring theme is that he managed to hit almost everything that comes to him first time. His instinct is truly superb and he certainly can lay claim to being one of those rare breeds of strikers that simply wants to find the net.

His goal scoring average is not to be sniffed at either. Scoring on average around 10 goals a season he can boast that he has done this in a team that has rarely given him the best supply. Would he have done better for a larger team? Who knows but his value for Chievo has been second to none.

The Captain is now aging and at 34 years of age his appearances are not as frequent.  When looking back over time there is no doubt that his goals and drive have kept the team in the division. He may not be seen along the lines of Paolo Maldini or Javier Zanetti but to fans of the ‘Flying Donkeys’ he is just as important. When Calcio ruled the world Pellissier was just getting started at Chievo.

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Alvaro Morata and Paul Pogba were the stars of the show for Juventus on Sunday as they beat Chievo 4-0 to record a 12th consecutive Serie A win.

Morata scored twice on Wednesday as Juve earned a 3-0 first-leg advantage against Inter in the Coppa Italia semi-finals and the striker took his tally for the season to seven in all competitions on Sunday as the champions equalled their record for consecutive league wins in a single season.

Juve began Sunday two points behind league leaders Napoli - who play Empoli later in the day - but made an ideal start at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi when Morata tapped in Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross from the right just six minutes in.

In their first outing since top scorer Alberto Paloschi’s departure for Swansea City, mid-table Chievo struggled to ask questions of Massimiliano Allegri’s side and fell further behind when Morata doubled his tally on the stroke of half-time.

With Juve well on their way to maximum points, Alex Sandro and Paul Pogba added further gloss to a result that was never in doubt with quickfire goals after the hour, as Allegri’s men returned to Turin with their revival in full effect.

While Juve were without injured striker Mario Mandzukic, Chievo coach Rolando Maran replaced Paloschi with Paul-Jose M'Poku following the striker’s exit on Friday.

Alex Sandro came in for the suspended Patrice Evra at left-back and, after the Brazilian fired over early on, Morata handed the visitors a sixth-minute lead with a close-range finish following Lichtsteiner’s cross from the right.



As Juve dominated the opening half-hour, Pogba twice went close to doubling the advantage with long-range efforts, while Chievo struggled to offer a threat aside from Nicola Rigoni’s effort, which was comfortably saved by Gianluigi Buffon.  

The reigning champions’ dominance was further rewarded when Morata doubled the lead with a carbon copy of his opener, as Sami Khedira collected Paulo Dybala’s pass before squaring for the Spaniard to convert.

Khedira was replaced by Stefano Sturaro at the break, having appeared to suffer a knock midway through the first half, with the Bianconeri staying on top after the restart.

Chievo claimed a point at Juventus Stadium in the reverse fixture, while the champions were in the midst of their early-season malaise, and Ivan Radovanovic sent a shot wide as the hosts sought a way back into the game.

However, Alex Sandro added a third to remove any doubt of where the points were heading. Pogba showed composure inside the box to pivot on the ball and play in the full-back who calmly slotted past Albano Bizzarri.

With Allegri’s team fully in the groove, Pogba deservedly got in on the act with arguably the pick of the goals, turning away from Dario Dainelli before calmly rolling the ball beyond a helpless Bizzarri.

Juve could have extended their lead further when the dangerous Alex Sandro and Pogba each rattled the woodwork in the latter stages as Allegri’s men saw out a convincing win with ease.

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