GENOVA – Genoa-Sampdoria, Genoa derby valid as an advance on the Saturday of the sixteenth day of the Italian Serie A football championship, gave a show on the stands with Gradinata Nord and Gradinata Sud that gave their best. This is a very felt match because, after Brescia's success over Lecce, both teams are in the relegation zone. Winning the derby would be important to get out of the "quicksand".
Genoa-Sampdoria, one of the most felt derbies in the world.
The Genoa derby , also known as the Lantern derby , is the football match between the two major Genoese football teams, Genoa and Sampdoria.
As Wikipedia writes, it is one of the oldest derbies in Italy and from the second post-war period it only contrasts the two mentioned teams: however, before the birth of Sampdoria, which took place in 1946, Genoa faced other formations such as Andrea Doria, Sampierdarenese (in the thirties, when Sampierdarena had already become part of the municipality of Genoa), Liguria and La Dominante, although the latter only in friendly matches because the regulations of the time prevented the inclusion of teams from the same city in the same elimination round.
Also noteworthy, between 1919 and 1923, was the participation of other Genoese teams in the Ligurian qualifying rounds valid for the maximum football league, with an exponential increase in the number of derbies. For the record it is, in order of appearance, the Young Football Players Grifone (a disbanded club at the end of the 1919-20 season), Spes Genova and Giovani Calciatori Genova (a disbanded club at the end of the First Category FIGC 1921-22 season).
The derby in Genoa is lived with considerable passion by the supporters, who prepare the event weeks before and remember it for weeks afterwards. The spectacle of colors and sounds
usually proposed by the two tiers of opposing fans, the Gradinata Nord for Genoa and the Gradinata Sud for Sampdoria, offers a rarely imitable contribution to the atmosphere of the game (source Wikipedia).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano