The Pitch: San Siro

Opened: 1926

Location: Milan

Club(s): AC Milan (since 1926) Internazionale (since 1947)

Country: Italy

Capacity: 80,018

The Stadio Giusseppe Meazza was named after the famous World Cup winning Italian striker who played for both its venue tenants Internazionale and AC Milan. The significant fact he played around 300 more games for Inter however means the name doesn’t always go down well with the red half of the city.

Built in 1925 the venue has held important World Cup matches (1934 & 1990) and Italian Internationals as well as the 1980 Euros and four Champions League finals but is more famous for being the home of two great Italian rivals from the city of Milan. Originally homing AC in 1926 Internazionale have made San Siro home since 1947.

Ahead of the 1990 world cup renovations costing $60m with four concrete towers placed to support huge red girders ensuring the stadium now is one of the most distinctive looking on the planet.

Famous Finals:

1965: Internazionale 1-0 Benfica (European Cup Final)

1970: Feyenoord 2-1 Celtic (European Cup Final)

1973: AC Milan 1-0 Ajax (UEFA Super Cup Final) *1st leg

1989: AC Milan 1-0 Barcelona (UEFA Super Cup Final) *2nd leg

1991: Internazionale 2-0 Roma (UEFA Cup Final) *1st leg

1993: AC Milan 0-2 Parma (UEFA Super Cup Final) *2nd leg

1994: Internazionale 1-0 Casino Salzburg (UEFA Cup Final) *2nd leg

1994: AC Milan 2-0 Arsenal (UEFA Super Cup Final) *2nd leg

1997: Internazionale 1-0 Schalke 04 (UEFA Cup Final) *2nd leg

2001: Bayern Munich 1-1 Valencia (European Cup Final)

2016: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (European Cup Final)

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s