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FORMER Inter Milan striker Adriano was overcome by emotion as he made a triumphant homecoming to San Siro on Tuesday night.

One of the most talented strikers of his generation, the 40-year-old was guest of honour upon his return to his old stomping ground.

3Adriano was guest of honour at Inter Milan's Coppa Italia semi-final clash against AC MilanCredit: Getty 3The 40-year-old appeared visibly emotional as he took in applause from the crowdCredit: Getty 3Adriano was all-smiles upon his return to InterCredit: Getty

Adriano was in the stands to watch his old club beat fierce rivals AC Milan 3-0 in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia.

The Brazilian spent six years at Inter during his pomp across two different spells, before his career declined after battles with alcohol abuse and depression.

Nevertheless Adriano revealed the "best memories" of his career are from his playing days with Inter.

Writing in Tuesday's pre-match programme, he said: "Everything left a mark on my life and the best memories of my career are tied to Inter: the games, the goals, the emotions.

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"But what I carry with me still today is that I get goosebumps when I hear their chant for me.

"The Inter fans have always made me feel special."

Adriano was presented to the crowd before kick off, and was met with loud cheers from the Inter faithful.

Fans chanted his name as he waved to the stands and blew a kiss to the adoring Inter supporters.

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The 48-cap Brazil international scored 74 goals in 177 appearances for the Nerazzurri, winning four Serie A titles along the way.

His exploits with Brazil also saw Adriano lift the 2004 Copa America - after scoring in the final against Argentina.

Earlier this year Adriano revealed he was dating 21-year-old beauty Ceu Oliveira, days after celebrating his 40th birthday.

But it was confirmed last month the couple had ended their brief romance.

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The death of a 26-year-old Connecticut resident from fentanyl poisoning at a bachelor party in the state of Florida has led to the arrest of an Alabama man on murder charges.

John Nabors, 26, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 30 for the incident that killed Fairfield County resident Thomas "Tom" Gleason of Ridgefield.

Gleason, who grew up in Newtown where he attended the Hawley School, was found in distress when deputies responded to a medical assist call on Sand Dunes Road in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, on Saturday, May 14, said the Walton County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies immediately began CPR and administered an AED, the department said.

While doing so, three more men collapsed and became unresponsive. All the men were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital, the Sheriff's Office said.

Days later, Gleason was pronounced dead, officials said.

An investigation revealed all the men had traveled to Walton County for a bachelor party from Georgia, Alabama, and Connecticut to celebrate their friend, the Sheriff's Office said.

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The investigation also found the underlying cause of Gleason’s death was a lethal dose of fentanyl which was found in narcotics directly provided by Nabors, the department said.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the findings were presented to a grand jury and Nabors was indicted on felony charges of distributing a controlled substance causing death.

“Our Criminal Investigations Bureau was able to tie the deadly dose Gleason took to Nabors,” said Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “This case is tragic and certainly one we want to bring to a successful prosecution for Thomas’ family.”

Gleason was laid to rest on Friday, June 3 in Newtown. 

His family asked for donations to Families Against Fentanyl. www.familiesagainstfentanyl.org, to continue the fight against the deadly drug. 

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