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The tifo displays of the Derby della Lanterna are worth admiring

Brooks Peck
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Genoa fans do not take their local derby with Sampdoria lightly and they clearly put a lot of effort into showing their support at the latest meeting between the two sides with two massive tifo displays. On one side of the pitch, they had a massive display of the club's mascot (a griffin) standing tall between a collection of Genoa legends. Then behind the goal, they hoisted the medieval gates of the city and two knights in full armor...

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While fans of the much older Genoa invoked the past in their shows of supporter, Sampdoria supporters went with flags and flares to make their presence known...

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And they were given more to cheer about as Sampdoria took a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute that they held until the final whistle.

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