The Campo Comunale Ernesto Breda a multi-use stadium in Sesto San Giovanni. It is mainly used for football matches and is the home ground of AC Pro Sesto. The stadium has a spectator capacity of 4,500. The local railway stations are in the northernmost regions of the Milan Metro system.
The repetitive nature of the Champions League, has the ability to limit the options for visiting new grounds. The visit to Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for the evening match was my 4th excursion to that venue. A wonderful stadium we are informed, but not necessarily the best experience for visiting supporters. The UEFA Youth League, which runs parallel with the main tournament, does offer new grounds to those interested and it was good that the TV scheduling for both matches allowed plenty of time in between, in order to comfortably get from one to the other.
The remaining end of the ground is just a flat grassed area with a few trees providing the backdrop. Refreshment facilities were situated at one end of the main stand and this Pieman enjoyed a salami roll washed down with a cold, if somewhat unspectacular, beer. Team sheets were distributed freely to those assembled (not always so straightforward at these matches).
This match saw an exceptionally fussy referee almost spoil a really good day for the young Spurs side. I believe that being on live television for the man from Finland, helped him crave the spotlight. Having gone 1-0 down on the counter-attack through Facundo Colidio during the first half, Spurs fought back to level, before the man who won the spot-kick, striker Troy Parrott, was sent off for a second yellow card following a challenge on goalkeeper Vladan Dekic. It was Jack Roles that scored the penalty for the visitors on a balmy Milan afternoon.
|They came from afar|
Admission: 5 Euros
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