Thursday May 1 2014
Benfica pay Superga respects

A Benfica delegation have today paid tribute to those who lost their lives at the Superga air disaster.

The 65th anniversary of the tragedy is three days away, with all 31 people aboard the flight killed as the Torino team returned home from a match against the Portuguese side in 1949.

With Benfica in Turin for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final with Juventus, the club’s Vice-president Alcino Antonio and a group of other officials visited the memorial to the tragedy on Superga Hill.

Toro directors Antonio Comi and Alberto Barile were also present as a greeting and exchange of gifts took place between the two delegations.

“Grande Torino will continue to live with us,” Antonio said during a short speech.

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