12 May 1985 | Hellas Verona Champions! Bagnoli led the miracle
Hellas Verona Champions of Serie A in 1985
Hellas Verona Champions of the Scudetto thanks to Bagnoli.
He did a miracle, something like Claudio Ranieri made with Leicester in 2016, and maybe more, leading the Gialloblù to won the Serie A in 1985.
Hellas Verona Champions: The History of this great season
It’s 1984, Hellas bought 2 foreign players, the defensor Briegel and the forwarder Larsen. No one expected they fight for the Serie A title
After a drawing with Sampdoria and the winning with Torino, the teams who fight with Hellas for the title, Verona finished the first leg in the First Position.
In March the miracle seems to be realisable
After the winning with Cremonese, 3-0, the Hellas Verona had the morale at the top level and only in April the team lost the second match of the season.
Only Torino fought for the Scudetto with Verona, but after 2 draws with Como and Milan and the victory with Lazio, with 4 points more than Torino, they need just a point to be the Champions.
12 May 1985: Hellas Verona Champions of the Serie A!
With the draw with Atalanta (1-1), Verona had the mathematical assurance to be the winner (Serie A in 1985 gave 2 points for the winner and 1 point for drawing).
This was the highest point of the team, started 3 years before with the came back in Serie A and the participation in the UEFA Cup 1983-84 and the 2 Coppa Italia Finals, in 1983 and 1984 (lost with Juventus and Roma).
In Italy something like that was repeated with Sampdoria Champions of Serie A 1990-91.
Hellas Verona 1985 Squad
Antonio Di Gennaro
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