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The tribute took place to mark the 35th anniversary of the tragedy at Heysel Stadium

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A concise service was held in Brussels on Friday to mark the 35th anniversary of the tragedy at Heysel Stadium, with a small number of individuals attending because of social distance measures.

The tribute took place before the stadium, presently known as the King Baudouin Stadium, with the nearness of Brussels mayor Philippe Close and the UK and Italian ambassadors.

Blossoms were placed before the plaque that bears the names of the 39 individuals, for the most part, Italians, who passed on after an uproar among Liverpool and Juventus before the 1985 European Cup final.

“These casualties won’t be overlooked, this awful occurrence has eradicated hooliganism in stadiums,” Close said.

Around 600 individuals have also been critically harmed following a stampede by supporters in Liverpool.

The game proceeded, winning 1-0 at Juventus.

In the wake of the episode, UEFA banned the English clubs inconclusively from European rivalries, returning in the 1990-91 season with Liverpool serving an additional one-year suspension. PDS via AFP.

Although it is 35 years since today’s Heysel tragedy, Juventus says that it ‘keeps on summoning the same, unchanged inclination inside us: pain.’

The terrible occurrence took place on May 29, 1985, at Heysel Stadium in Belgium, before the Juve-Liverpool European Cup Final, when 39 football supporters-many of them Bianconero-were squashed to death.

“The word Heysel is one we’ll always remember,” the Bianconeri composed on their official site.

Meanwhile, close to their memorial outside Anfield at the beginning of today, the Reds have placed a floral wreath and are flying half-mast flags all day long.

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Torino also demonstrated solidarity with their rivals in the town, posting a tweet read: “Joined in prayers and memory.”

The Old Lady continued winning the Final 1-0 and lifting their first European Cup/Champions League, the kindness of a penalty from Michel Platin.

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