grande partita

23, some claim, is an ominous number.
on this 23.11.2002: two of the most important football games in two of the most important football leagues in europe.
in italy: ac milan – inter, the game they call Derby della Madonnina.
and in spain: the eternal derby: barca – real madrid.
milan ac won 1:0. only one goal in what they in italy would call una grande partita, serginho chipped it in after receiving a pass of genius from rivaldo, who used to play for barca.
yet barca – real ended 0:0. the game had to be interrupted for 13(!) minutes, after figo, who used to play for barca, was prevented from taking a corner kick through projectiles from the angry catalan crowd…
now what does this all mean?

i don’t have a fucking clue!

it’s just this game we love …… and try to put meaning into

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Jan Zuppinger has been writing this blog since 2002. He likes to grow vegetables. He likes to eat them too. He has opinions on everything, but sadly no one cares. Jan Zuppinger is not joking, just joking, he is joking, just joking, he's not joking. *click.