It was the 1989 FA Cup semi-final that suddenly made Hillsborough in Sheffield synonymous with one of the greatest tragedies in football history. 96 people died in the clash between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool after chaos broke out in a crowded stadium.
After 33 years, the two teams face each other again. Even if memories of the disaster emerge at that time, there are differences on March 20 in the first serious battle between the two clubs in 23 years: in addition to the modified infrastructure in English stadiums as a result of the reported “Taylor Report”. At that time, which, for example, the parking room prohibited in the stadiums, the venue is also different with the City Ground.
Instead of Sheffield Wednesday’s home, Nottingham Forest is the host this time around. And the second-tier side wants to create the feeling of the next cup in their own stadium: after Arsenal and Leicester, Liverpool must also believe in it.
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