When a sportsman manages to do everything Nereo Rocco did in his glorious career, it is hard to forget, even 40 years after his death.
Born in Trieste on 20 May 1912, el Paron (il Padrone – as he was already nicknamed in the early years in Treviso) has marked part of the history of Italian football, especially in the years on the Milan bench where he is still the most successful coach of the Rossoneri history.
Rocco’s Milan after the victory of the Champions Cup against Ajax, in the 1968/69 seasontwo league titles, three Italian Cups, two Cup Winners’ Cups, two European Cups and one Intercontinental Cup . Really a great palmares for the one who is also associated with many aspects of football that has evolved since the mid-1950s.
Good footballer, he played in the role of free; according to many, as a coach he was the introducer of the bolt that revolutionized football in Italy so much and that allowed us to win a lot.
Together with the former Rossoneri captain, Cesare Maldini , he was the winning symbol of the triumphant Milan that managed to establish itself in Italy and especially in Europe, for what is still the Italian club with the most Champions Cups on the bulletin board.
Nereo Rocco and captain Cesare Maldini after winning the first European Cup against Eusebio’s Benfica at Wembley For Paron, the perfect team was made up of: “a goalkeeper who saves everything, a killer in defense, a genius in midfield, a mona scoring and seven donkeys running “. This quote is just one of the many left by the great Nereo Rocco. Famous expressions (often in the dialect of Trieste) which, still today, are still widely used in the sports world, and beyond.
Long ball and pedal!
Mi te digo cossa far, (I can tell you what to do,
but after on the pitch you ghe va ti! But on the pitch then you go!)
May the best win.
Sperem de no!
In short, Rocco was a philosopher and football teacher but also a great lover of fatigue , he knew very well that without work and sweat no victory would come. A great man who has been able to put an indelible imprint in the years in which he played sports. A professional who, however, despite his success, has never abandoned his origins and his Trieste , for the one who called himself a provincial.
In fact, he too, from time to time, called himself mona (stupid in Trieste), but always for simplicity.
“I am the commander Nereo Rocco in Milan. In Trieste I am that mona de becher! “. At least there, in Trieste, a beaker (butcher, his father’s profession), was so until the end, until his last breath, the one that went on stage forty years ago .

It seems like yesterday the shot of him aLes Deux Alpes , it looks like yesterday the yellow jersey at the Tour de France and even before the pink one at the Giro d’Italia .
It seems like yesterday the bandana on his head , when helmets were not yet mandatory, it seems like yesterday his concentrated gaze, the tiredness that he felt but had to tame.

Marco Pantani , wherever he went with his bicycle, left his mark. A cyclist who, with his professionalism, sincerity and fairness, has been able to conquer everyone, passionate or not of cycling.
The summer of 1998 was his summer, but also our summer. A historic double in the two of the greatest tours in the world: Giro d’Italia and Tour de France. Bis that he had only managed to do another great hero of Italian sport: Fausto Coppi in 1949 and 1952 . An Italian victory at the Grande Boucle 33 years after Felice Gimondi (1965).
In that season, millions of Italians were glued to the TV to watch the exploits of that humble cyclist from Romagna who, however, knew the facts about him. In the Giro he repeatedly attacked his direct opponent Tonkov who was unable to keep up with the Pirate. At the end of the 19th stage, the Cavalese> Plan of Montecampione, Pantani conquered the stage and put his hands on the pink jersey that I wear to the final catwalk in Milan . In that edition Pantani also made the climbers ranking his own by beating Jose Jaime Gonzalez.
Open arms for Pantani at the finish line of Plan di Montecampione The emotions were repeated a few weeks later, on the French roads of the Grande Boucle. After the first stages on the sly, the Pirate shows his claws at the eleventh stage with arrival at Plateau de Beille . The cyclist from Romagna, however, in the general classification and behind the German Jan Ullrich who had dominated the time trials.
But the Pirate’s footprint on that Tour de France came a few days later: on July 27 during the 15th stage with arrival in Les Deux Alpes .
The Pirate in pursuit of Ullrich before the decisive attack on the Pantani Alps went to the attack on the Galibier hillalmost 50 kilometers from the finish and, despite the heavy rain, he managed to overtake the German Ullrich arriving alone, with an advantage of almost nine minutes. That day all of Italy was with Pantani, all of Italy pedaled together with that great athlete. And on that day he not only won the stage, but he also took the yellow jersey , which he would have kept up to Paris, winning the 85th edition of the Grande Boucle.
The exploits of that very hot summer of ’98 in which Marco Pantani indelibly entered the hearts of Italians.

He was one of the most popular African strikers between the late nineties and early 2000s.
At 49, after a long illness, Philemon Masinga, former South African striker from Bari and Salernitana did not make it .
He had been hospitalized in a Parktown clinic since December and his condition has worsened in recent days. On June 28, 2019 he would have turned 50.
Many memories especially with the Apulian club. The fans were very close and still remember the offensive bucking .
In Fascetti’s Bari he played from 1997 to 2001 and scored 24 goals in 75 appearances . Eighteen, however, the goals scored with the national team of the Bafana Bafana in 58 tokens. And it is the South African football federation that announced his death
Di lui @BafanaBafana legend Phil Masinga has passed on.
MHSRIP pic.twitter.com/SCz0c9yxcQ
– Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) January 13, 2019
All football fans cry, precisely because Masinga was a provincial footballer who brought everyone close
Who knows if anyone ever told
you what it was you for us # Masinga pic.twitter.com/4F5M17Bgz3
– 883 tell the A (@ 883raccontano) January 13, 2019
It is with great sadness that the club has learned of former striker Phil Masinga’s passing. The thoughts of everyone at #LUFC are with his family and friends pic.twitter.com/d0H0EO8idl
– Leeds United (@LUFC) January 13, 2019
Before Italy (Salernitana brought him), Masinga had played for Leeds and then ended his career in Saudi Arabia, at al-Wahda. A major loss for European and African football. Rus in vrede.

The victories, in football matches, accrue not only thanks to the goals of the attackers but also to the saves of the goalkeepers. This rule also applies to the World Cup . If we think of the saves by Dino Zoff in 1982 and by Gigi Buffon in 2006 , we can only have confirmation.
A parade, however, has entered by force in the history of the World Cup .

Mexico 1970 and the match in question and Brazil – England. The Cariocas are very favorites for the victory, so much so that they will then win the title against Italy by 4-1 . Pele ‘s talent and strength stand out among the green-gold ranks, as well as Jairzinho ‘s goals . England, on the other hand, responds with a tough defense that is difficult to penetrate. In the English rearguard is the 33-year-old goalkeeper Gordon Banks , Stoke City ‘s extreme defender . Since that day the goalkeeper Banks has made himself known all over the world.
In the 15th minute, on a cross from the right by Jairzinho , Pele gets up undisturbed and heads the ball toThe corner opposite the English goalkeeper. We don’t know how, we don’t know why, but the goalkeeper Banks finds himself on the turf of the impact of the ball. A sort of table football-style shot from right to left, and the glove stops the ball on the goal line . The Telstar (the ball used at the Mexico ’70 World Cup) arches over the crossbar.
The Brazilian number 10 is stunned , convinced that he has unlocked the result, but in that case it was the English goalkeeper Banks who prevailed. Convinced of the great athletic gesture, the teammates congratulated the British number 1, while the 70 thousand of the Jalisco stadium in Guadalajara were amazed.

Gordon Banks , however, does not rejoice and perhaps it is one of his regrets.
I sat on the ground beside the pole with my head down. In photos I look like a loser, and a photo is forever. I was exhausted and if I have to be honest I didn’t even know where the ball went. I didn’t realize I had avoided the goal.
I had heard Pele shout: Goool. And then the roar of the crowd. I didn’t understand anything until the compliments of my companions. It was then that I turned and saw the ball on the billboards, not at the bottom of the net. The roar was for me. Cooper ran a hand through my hair. Pele said, I hate you. Bobby Moore made me laugh, You’re getting old Banksy, once you would have blocked

it The big curtain fell in Naples for the 2019 Universiade and Italy closed with a bang.
The Italian national team was the protagonist of a beautiful university Olympics in the Campania region. To underline the good result, the sixth place reached in the medal table with 15 golds.

Yes, Italy with 44 medals in total (15 golds, 13 silvers and 16 bronzes) placed itself behind Japan, Russia, China, the USA and South Korea.
The latest successes came from team sports like men’s volleyball and water polo ‘s Settebello .
In the Scandone pool in Naples , coach Alberto Angelini’s boys literally demolished the United States by 18-7 in a one-way final. The Settebello started with all the favors of the prediction and dominated the match far and widewell deserving the title .
Excellent result in volleyball. A historic success given that a gold medal had been missing for 49 years.
The Azzurri defeated Poland 3-2 (16-25; 25-20; 22-25; 25-23; 15-10) at the end of an authentic battle that ended at the tie-break . Coach Gianluca Graziosi ‘s boys had to chase the red and white two times but the final leg came to the last decisive set that paved the way for first place.
The joy of Italvolley 49 years later A great performance for the whole team that in all matches has shown to have team spirit and a lot of determination. Against the Poles capital performance of the oppositeGiulio Pinali (26 points). Double figures also for the hitter Giacomo Raffaelli (17 points) and for the central Fabio Ricci (12, 6 blocks).
Immense joy for the whole team for a gold that was missing for almost half a century.
Too bad for the women who instead get the silver.
The Setterosa closed the Universiade in the last chapter, only defeated by Hungary in the final (8-7). Regret for the girls of coach Miceli who, however, were the protagonists of an almost perfect path.

Second place also for the volleyball players who didn’t make it to beat Russia in Eboli. Final result 3-1(25-21 15-25 26-24 25-18).
Moving on to football, the bronze medal won by the Azzurri in the final against Russia on penalties. After the 2-2 in the 90th , Italy closed the lottery of penalties for 6-5.
Celebrations for the bronze From the spot Italy was the first to make a mistake with Collodel in the third series, but immediately after Kuftin imitated him, who let himself be hypnotized by Cucchietti. The tie lasts until the dawn of the fifth series: Strada beats Grigorian, Salamatov makes a mistake and the party for the bronze medal starts for Italy .
Instead, he won a silver Alessia Russo at the ribbon. The blue closed the specialty final with a score of 18,700 behind the only and very strong Russian, Ekaterina Selezneva. Great satisfaction for the young girl from Abruzzo.
Alessia Russo’s smile

To all lovers of Netflix and TV series, Stranger Things is certainly one of the most followed and appreciated.
For a few days the third season has been posted on the streaming platform and some curiosities have popped up.
Between searches to find the Mind Flayer host and to find a way to defeat him, the eye fell on one of the key characters: Lucas Sinclair (played by Caleb McLaughlin).
In the fourth episode, in fact,the little boy wears a cycling cap from the Ariostea team .
Lucas sporting the Ariostea cap, alongside his girlfriend Max The team was a great protagonist of the two wheels between the second half of the 80s and the 90s . Active in professionalism since 1984, the team takes its name from the sponsor Ariostea Ceramiche based in Castellarano, in the province of Reggio Emilia and founded in 1961 by Oriello Pederzoli.
A detail that raised many questions to fans. The company since the eighties has also had the opportunity to take root in the States , certainly it is strange to see it show off by a teenager from Indiana.
In nine years of activity, the teamhe has participated in ten editions of the Giro d’Italia and four Tour de France. In the pink race of ’91, Massimiliano Lelli won the youth ranking. The current Italian national team coach, Davide Cassani
, also competed in the team . The former cyclist raced between 1990 and 1993.
The uniform of Ceramiche Ariostea in 1992At the release of the episode, from the social profiles of Ariostea Ceramiche qalceh nice post:
From Reggio Emilia to Hawkins, an Italian relic and inside Stranger Things.
The crying at the end of the race to underline the importance of the great test made was the perfect epilogue of Ayomide Folorunso’s race in the 400m hurdles at the Universiade of Naples2019.

At the San Paolo stadium the blue won a well-deserved gold medal after an incredible final in which the 22-year-old finished with the second Italian time ever , 54 ”75, confirming that she is one of the most talented athletes in athletics Italian. She is the young Folorunso and came close (21 cents) to the absolute record of Yadisleidy Pedroso (54 ”54).
A victory obtained with a clear gap over the second, the South African Zeney Van der Walt (55 ”73). With this test, Ayomide Folorunso grabbed the eighth world time and the second European of the year .
I am very happy, I am approaching the Doha World Cup in the best possible way!Second gold medal in athletics after her great friend Daisy Osake
‘s triumph in discus throwing . His victory seems to have motivated Ayomide even more.
A welcome confirmation that of Ayo, after having been one of the protagonists of the gold in the 4X400 relay at the 2018 Mediterranean Games . In addition to being an athlete, the very young she studies medicine, with the dream of becoming a pediatrician.
Other medals came from swimming, with Linda Caponi ‘s silver in the 400m freestyle , and from taekwondo, with Antonio Flecca’s bronze in -58 kg .
Linda Caponi’s silver medal Linda Caponi’s second place closed the water disciplines of this Universiade2019. The Lombard swimmer played a very good race (4’10 “53) , finishing between two Americans: the elusive Kaersten Meitz, who finished with a final 4’03” 84, and Sierra Schmidt (+5.57). The blue managed to improve the qualifying time significantly, getting closer to his personal of 4’07 ”73 .
On the podium also Antonio Flecca in taekwondo that drags Italy to the first medal for this discipline in Naples2019.
The 20-year-old from Calabria, enrolled in the Fire Brigade and number 46 in the world ranking,and managed to reach the semifinal, where, however, he was narrowly defeated by the Mongolian Tumenbayar Molom (# 35) with a score of 11-10, narrowly missing the access to the final for the gold medal. A bitter defeat which, however, does not erase all the good things made by Flecca and which, in any case, takes home a medal.

He enriches the loot of the blue medals at the Universiade of Naples2019.
Driving discipline and once again fencing . After the successes of the women’s team in foil and in singles, smiles also for the men’s team, always in foil, and the women’s saber . Damiano Rosatelli, Guillaume Bianchi and Francesco Ingargiola
at Baronissi’s PalaUnisathey deserved the victory with a path without real flaws , which ended with the clear victory against South Korea in the final with a score of 45-22 . In the quarters the Azzurri annihilated India 45-11 , then in the quarters they overcame China 45-28 and finally the Russian obstacle for 45-30 .
Heart-pounding final instead for the women’s saber team. Lucia Lucarini, Michela Battiston and Rebecca Gargano won 45-41 on France at the end of a balanced match that gave our girls the first historic gold in this specialty , the fifth for the Italian national team in this Universiade. A small revenge for Michela Battiston who beat the French Sara Balzer in the final match, the one who had overtaken her in the semifinal in the individual test last Saturday. The smiling blue after the victory over France in the team
saber The shooter, who reached the final with the second best score, won against the Kazakh Zoya Kravchenko in a decisive challenge to the last shot .
Chiara Di Marzantonio’s great test in skeet Moving to the pool, triumphs for Silvia Scalia from Lecco in the 50m backstroke, after the bronze in the 100. The 24 year old finished ahead of the American Elise Haan and the Australian Calypso McDonell.
The joy of Silvia Scalia just a few cents from the Italian Silver record for the 4 × 200 freestyle relay, in which Mattia Zuin, Alessio Proietti Colonna, Stefano Di Cola and Matteo Ciampi finished only behind the US, while the 10-meter mixed pistol arrived the third place of Maria Varricchio and Dario Di Martino , able in the last part of the race to stop India’s comeback.

The marathons of the Napoli2019 Universiade continue and the successes of Italy continue. The fencing athletes
brought the blue colors to triumph. First of all , the women’s foil team that won a well-deserved gold medal against Russia . Personal encore for 23-year-old Erica Cipressa, who climbed to the top step of the podium also in the individual.
Erica Cipressa’s gold in the single Good result also for the men’s sword team who, in the final, managed to get a very good bronze medal against Poland . After the defeat in the semifinal against South Korea, Lorenzo Buzzi, Valerio Cuomo and Federico Vismara got the better of the Poles, thus managing to get on the podium.
The trio that took home the bronze in the sword Returning to the girls, the talented Camilla Mancini, Martina Sinigalia and Erica Cipressa overcame the Russian obstacle with a clear 45-38 . The foil players started in the quarter-finals against the United States and in the semifinals against China , both beaten 45-21, a great path.
Smiles and joy also in the men’s individual foil. In an all-blue final, the winner was Damiano Rosatelli who, with a score of 15-10, defeated his friend Guillaume Bianchi . The 24-year-old from Rome said he was proud to have won a medal a few steps from home.
And instead he is Neapolitan from FrattamaggioreSimone D’Ambrosio , a 22-year-old policeman who, paired with Fiammetta Rossi , took home a gold in the trap. For D’Ambrosio it was a test of redemption after the flop in the individual (seventh), while for the Umbra it was a good confirmation after the silver in the single.
A perfect blue duo in volleyball shootingLeggiadra like a butterfly was the Etnea Carlotta Ferlito in the free body. The Catania, with a breathtaking number, managed to keep behind the Japanese Aiko Sugihara and the Russian Uliana Perebisonova.

He stopped, looked at the stands, raised his shirt and with his index finger pointed to his black skin, because he was proud to be black and of aboriginal origin.
And the story of Australian Nicky Winmar , American football player of St Kilda , who on April 17th 1993 was the protagonist of a historical scene. An over-program that no one expects but that the athlete has done with pride. Winmar, at the end of the match won by the Saints, decided to show his dark skin to those who had provoked and insulted him from the stands with serious accusations of racism.

Now that famous scene is even more indelible thanks to a statue placed in front of the Optus Stadium in Perth in Australia . Yes, just that stage it was in 26 years agoWinmar was continually insulted before, during and after the game , with the aggravating circumstance of spitting and throwing cans at him and his native teammate Gilbert McAdam .
In that unpleasant game, McAdam’s pope left the stadium prematurely out of anger and shame at the insults suffered by his son.
The historic photographic shot of Nicky Winmar At the final whistle of the match Nicky Winmar uncovered his abdomen, proudly showing his skin color.
I am black and I am proud to be black!
A strong scene and a great social response. The newspapers of the following days repeatedly remembered what had happened and certainly now, with thestatue at the gates of the stadium, no one will forget that gesture anymore.
The shot outside the Optus stadium

Previous articleWhat Happens to Australia’s Economy with China’s Attacks
Next articleHigh, low ferritin and sideremia. Values, symptoms, causes