Hellas Verona Defeat Milan; Luca Toni Scores 2 Goals, Fans Riot and Commentator Goes Mental [VIDEO]

verona milan 600x332 Hellas Verona Defeat Milan; Luca Toni Scores 2 Goals, Fans Riot and Commentator Goes Mental [VIDEO]

Who said Italian soccer was boring? After returning to Serie A for the first time in 11 years, Hellas Verona defeated AC Milan 2-1 in the opening match of the 2013/14 Serie A season.

The match had everything — Thirty-six-year-old striker Luca Toni scored two goals on his Verona league debut, fans rioted with seats being thrown by both sets of supporters, and Italian TV commentator Tiziano Crudeli went mental on-air as Verona scored a shock win. Whether you’re a fan of Italian soccer or not, you’ve got to watch these videos.

First, here’s Tiziano Crudeli going mental on live Italian television:

Second, here are the match highlights including Luca Toni’s goal set in septia tone:

And lastly, here’s footage of the Verona and Milan supporters fighting:

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One Response to Hellas Verona Defeat Milan; Luca Toni Scores 2 Goals, Fans Riot and Commentator Goes Mental [VIDEO]

  1. Patrick says:

    Thanks for posting. It is however unfortunate that we are talking about crowd violence on day one of the new season.

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