Many former companions at mass in the church of Christ the King
Cremona bids farewell to Gianluca Vialli. His family, friends and many former teammates remember him with a memorial mass in the parish church of Cristo Re. There are, among others, Roberto Bettega, Angelo Peruzzi, Ciro Ferrara, Alessio Tacchinardi, Gianluca Pessotto, Moreno Torricelli, Gianluca Pagliuca , Chicco Evani, Attilio Lombardo, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Marco Branca, Fausto Salsano, Michele Padovano and Pietro Vierchowod.
The Vialli family arrives around 6 pm and takes their place to the right of the altar: with Nino, Marco and Maffo, brothers of the champion who died on 6 January after a five-year battle with pancreatic cancer, are the relatives of Gianluca and the historical friends. Absent the mother Maria Teresa and the father Gianfranco, very tried. Supporters, enthusiasts and fellow citizens of Vialli also take their seats outside the church. In front of the altar, under the eyes of the children of Corona Calcio, the oratory where Vialli began playing as a child, here are five shirts: Chelsea, Sampdoria, Cremonese, Juventus and the national team.