If you’re staying at one of the hotels near the stadium, then Main Street is a convenient, pub-like venue on viale Cavour, where Paulaner and Sardinian Ichnusa flow on draught, Tyrolean food is served and football is screened. Opens late most nights, though bafflingly closes on Saturdays.

Towards the canal, Pub Duemiladieci at via San Romano 122 is handy if you’re staying at the Albergo San Romano next door.

Just set back from the canal on via Darsena, L’Archibugio not only operates as a bar as well as a classic pizzeria, but sets up a big screen on Serie A afternoons.

Canalside Sebastian Pub nearby offers decent beer, pizzas and TV football aboard the Korina, a German-made sea trawler dating back to 1951. Seized by police for its use in smuggling operations, the boat was towed all the way to Ferrara by intrepid bar owner Gigi, and given a tavern-like makeover. Opening hours are from 7pm, Wednesday through Sunday.