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Genoa honor bridge victims with 43 minutes of silence

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26-08-18 GENOA-EMPOLI CAMPIONATO SERIE A 18-19 MINUTO DI SILENZIO PER LA TRAGEDIA DEL PONTE

PAOLO RATTINI/PEGASO NEWSPORT

Fans of Genoa were silent for the opening 43 minutes of their Serie A game against Empoli on Sunday to honor the victims of the Morandi bridge collapse.

43 people were killed when a 200-meter section of the bridge collapsed on Aug. 14 in Genoa, and fans held a minute of silence for each person who died.

The game was the first Genoa had played since the tragedy and they won 2-1.

Despite Genoa scoring twice in the first 20 minutes of the game, there were no celebrations from the home supporters as a mark of respect.

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A few cheers were heard here and there but the mood of remembrance remained until the 43rd minute when the names of those killed were shown on the screens in the stadium.

Fans applauded and then cheered as usual for the rest of the game.

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