Torino won league title after league title in the fourties, and made name in and outt he country. In 1949, it all ended in a giant disaster after an away game at Benfica. In the thick fog above Turin, the plane with the squad crashed against the walls of the Superga, the basilica atop a hill just outside Turin. No one survived the air crash, with 31 deaths. In one fell swoop, Il Grande Torino came to an end.
The Superga still exists and is located a couple of kilometers east of Turin. From the hill, you have a great view over the city. Just beneath the basilica, on the exact spot where the plane crashed, is an impressive monument for the squad. There hangs a cross with the names of all the victims, a team photo and single photos of every player. Still, every day people bring fresh flowers and scarfs for the team.