By Frank Cucca
Jeff Gentile and the Juventus official Fan Club of Vancouver organized a Serie A viewing party to watch two heavyweights begin the battle for Serie A supremacy between Juventus vs Napoli. The game results were secondary as Juventus managed to defeat Napoli 4 – 3 with an extra time own goal. More important the event was to bring the Italian / Canadian sporting community together for an afternoon of enjoyment at the Osteria at the Italian Cultural Centre.
The Juve supporters were in full force along with a few Neapolitan supporters that included a $10 lunch special, “Sausage in a bun with peppers and onions and a Peroni beer” or unlimited “dish of Pasta (Penne)” for the same. The Osteria was very accommodating with numerous regulars also taking in the event and enjoying the viewing and comradery. There was also post game soccer for the kids and bocce for the adults, all in all a well-planned and fun event with a full house.
The Fan Club has also officially locked down the Osteria at the ICC as the official place to cheer on our beloved Azzurri with a schedule of viewing events that include the following EURO qualifying games:
September 8th. 11:45 am – Italia vs Finland
October 12th. 11:45 am – Italia vs Greece
October 19th. 11:45 am – Italia vs Liechtenstein
November 15th. 10:45 am – Italia vs Bosnia
November 18th. 10:45 am – Italia vs Armenia
Mark your calendar and bring your family and friends to cheer on our beloved Azzurri!
If you are interested in joining the Juventus Official Fan Club Vancouver here`s a bit of info on the club:
Annual Membership Fee – $50
This gets you 10% off at the Juve online store, invites you to meet n greet like last year with Ravenelli and Cremoranesi, VIP tour of Juventus Stadium, high five the Juve players pre-game, secured seats for Juve home games, viewing parties at various establishments in Vancouver and the Tri Cities.
FB page – Juventus Official Fan Club Vancouver & Insta – Jofc_van