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Il Capitano of the Nerazzuri

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Poise, elegance, nobility and a regal air dominated his rule
Recollections of the sixties Inter team brings about a beaming smile
A rare and prolific defender who never lost his cool
Just an amazing epitome of grace and style

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Make no mistake this is Giacinto Fachetti
Atalanta bound, reigned in by Herrara for Inter’s full back slot
Monopolised enterprising cutting runs like a sharpened machete
Defended the rearguard with the fervour of a zealot

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Seria A, Euro and Intercontinental trophies by the bagful
His death leaves a lamentable vacuum
Inter afficionados will feel the pangs when the heart strings pull
Stadio Meazza memories of the Emperor will become a footballing heirloom

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Cabrini, Baresi, Maldini all clones of the boy from Treviglio
The legacy lives on within the art of Catenaccio

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/il-capitano-of-the-nerazzuri/