Hearts on the pitch

There were 18 goals scored in the 90 minutes and over 41,000 spectators for this year’s Partita del Cuore charity football match. This year, it beat all records and raised around 1.5 million Euros for the Candiolo Institute’s work on cancer research, selling about half a million tickets at Turin’s Juventus Stadium, while a further million went via SMS. Therefore no losers at the game between the Nazionale Italiana Cantanti and the Team Campioni, made up of personalities from the world of show business, sport, TV and news, in a game where the winners were solidarity and the show itself. Fernando Alonso took part, scoring twice as well as producing a peach of a penalty, while managing to play for both teams, representing Scuderia Ferrari, along with colleague Giancarlo Fisichella.