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The Derby d'Italia (English: Derby of Italy) is the name given to football matches between Internazionale of Milan and Juventus of Turin. The term was coined back in 1967 by Italian sports journalist Gianni Brera.[1][2]

Derby d'Italia
Other namesDerby of Italy
LocaleNorthwest Italy
Teams
First meetingJuventus 2–0 Internazionale
Italian Football Championship
(14 November 1909)
Latest meetingInternazionale 1–1 Juventus
Serie A
(27 April 2019)
StadiumsSan Siro (Internazionale)
Allianz Stadium (Juventus)
Statistics
Meetings totalOfficial matches: 235
Unofficial matches: 12
Total matches: 247
Most winsOfficial matches: Juventus (106)
Unofficial matches: Inter (6)
Total matches: Juventus (110)
Top scorerGiuseppe Meazza
Omar Sívori
Roberto Boninsegna (12)
Largest victoryJuventus 9–1 Internazionale
Serie A
(10 June 1961)
Internazionale
Juventus

As the teams are from the two biggest cities in Northwest Italy, the derby has also come to represent a regional rivalry. Incidents from this fixture have occasionally made its way into political debates as Turin and Milan are regional capitals and their respective regions of Piedmont and Lombardy have mostly been ruled by various opposing parties.[3]

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HistoryEdit

The matchup between Juventus and Inter is perhaps the most intense match in Italy between two teams from different cities, especially after the Calciopoli which saw Juventus stripped of their league title from 2005–06 and given to Inter.[4]

After a pitch invasion during a derby fixture in the 1960–61 season, Lega Calcio awarded the match to Inter but later overturned the decision and ordered a replay, much to the fury of Inter president Angelo Moratti and club supporters. Moratti accused the Italian football association of favouritism due to the Agnelli family's influence, as Umberto Agnelli was FIGC president at that time, although the competition was ruled by Lega Calcio since 1946. In protest, Inter fielded their youth players for the replay and were thrashed 9–1. Juventus striker Omar Sívori scored six goals in the match and went on to win the Ballon d'Or that year.[1]

 
A vintage derby 1973–74.

During the 1997–98 fixture at the Stadio delle Alpi, there was controversy over referee Piero Ceccarini's decision not to award a penalty for Mark Iuliano's foul on Inter forward Ronaldo. Juventus, up 1–0 at the time of the incident, were after few seconds awarded a penalty which was missed by Alessandro Del Piero; Juventus won the game 1–0 and they went on to win the Scudetto that season. The incident caused heated arguments in the Italian parliament during a publicly broadcast "question time" session in April 1998.[1][5] Domenico Gramazio of the National Alliance reportedly shouted "They are all thieves!" at fellow politician and former Juventus player Massimo Mauro of the ruling Democratic Party, prompting Chamber of Deputies member and then-Deputy Prime Minister Walter Veltroni to comment, "We are not at a stadium. This is a spectacle that is unworthy, embarrassing and grotesque...". The session had to be suspended and several politicians were later penalised as a result.[3]

During the days leading up to the derby on 5 December 2009 in Turin, there were fears about the Juventus ultras abusing Inter's Italian striker Mario Balotelli (who was of Ghanaian descent) due to a history of racial abuse from fans who disliked the teenager because of his African background. Juventus chairman Jean-Claude Blanc and Mirella Scirea, widow of Juventus legend Gaetano Scirea, wrote to the ultra groups and publicly urged fans to refrain from using racist chants.[6][7] When Inter's players arrived in Turin, the team bus was pelted with eggs by some Juventus fans. The match itself was marred by seven bookings, a red card and a number of heated on-pitch altercations, in particular between Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Inter midfielder Thiago Motta. Inter manager José Mourinho was dismissed in the first half for arguing with the referee.[8][9] A second-half winner from Claudio Marchisio re-opened the Scudetto race as Inter's lead was cut to five points.

Juventus and Inter were matched up for the semi-final of the 2015–16 Coppa Italia, where Juventus won the opening leg 3–0 at home in Turin on 27 January 2016.[10] In the return leg on 3 March 2016, Inter won 3–0 in Milan at home to tie 3–3 on aggregate and force a penalty shoot-out, which Juventus ultimately won 5–3 to move on to the final.[11]

Official match resultsEdit

Source:[12]

Dates are in dd/mm/yyyy form.

  • SF = Semi-final
  • QF = Quarter-final
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • R32 = Round of 32
  • GS = Group stage
  • R1 = Round 1
  • R2 = Round 2

  Juventus win   Draw   Inter win

1 1991–92 Coppa Italia Quarter-final won 2–1 in extra time by Juventus after both teams were tied 1–1 on aggregate.
2 2003–04 Coppa Italia Semi-final won 7–6 on penalties by Juventus after both legs finished 2–2.

RecordsEdit

Most goals in a matchEdit

  • 10 goals on 10 June 1961 Juventus 9–1 Inter
  • 7 goals on 26 November 1911 Inter 6–1 Juventus
  • 8 goals on 23 October 1943 Inter 6–2 Juventus

Internazionale biggest winsEdit

* Four or more goals difference, OR Inter scored five or above

  • Inter 6–1 Juventus on 26 November 1911
  • Inter 6–3 Juventus on 4 January 1913
  • Inter 6–0 Juventus on 17 November 1935
  • Inter 4–0 Juventus on 17 September 1939
  • Inter 6–0 Juventus on 4 April 1954
  • Inter 4–0 Juventus on 11 November 1979
  • Inter 4–0 Juventus on 11 November 1984

Juventus biggest winsEdit

* Four or more goals difference, OR Juventus scored five or above

  • Juventus 7–2 Inter on 14 December 1913
  • Juventus 6–2 Inter on 17 January 1932
  • Juventus 4–0 Inter on 17 May 1942
  • Juventus 9–1 Inter on 10 June 1961
  • Inter 2–6 Juventus on 19 June 1975 in Coppa Italia

StatisticsEdit

Statistics as of 27 April 2019.

Matches Juventus
Wins
Draws Inter
Wins
Juventus
Goals
Inter
Goals
Prima Categoria
11 3 2 6 15 25
Prima Divisione
2 1 1 0 4 2
Divisione Nazionale (includes Serie A-B)
14 4 4 6 17 19
Serie A
172 82 44 46 247 200
Total league matches
199 90 51 58 283 246
1944 Campionato Alta Italia
2 1 0 1 2 2
Coppa Italia
31 14 7 10 48 38
Supercoppa Italiana
1 0 0 1 0 1
Mitropa Cup (play-off)
1 1 0 0 1 0
Trofeo Picchi 1 0 0 1 1 3
Total official matches 235 106 58 71 335 290
Coppa Pagani 1 0 0 1 0 1
Palla d'oro Moët et Chandon 1 1 0 0 2 1
Trofeo Radice 1 0 0 1 0 3
Trofeo Ansbacher 1 0 0 1 2 8
Trofeo Caimi 5 1 2 2 8 13
Torneo Città di Torino 1 1 0 0 3 1
Torneo Città di Milano 1 0 0 1 1 3
Coppa Super Clubs 1 1 0 0 1 0
Total matches 247 110 60 77 352 320

Top scorersEdit

Below is the list of players who have scored at least four goals in official meetings.

Position Name Team Goals
1   Giuseppe Meazza Internazionale 12
    Omar Sívori Juventus
  Roberto Boninsegna Internazionale (9) Juventus (3)
4   Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 10
5   Pietro Anastasi Juventus 9
6   Benito Lorenzi Internazionale 8
  Alessandro Altobelli Internazionale
8   Giampiero Boniperti Juventus 7
  Roberto Baggio Juventus
  Julio Cruz Internazionale
11   Sandro Mazzola Internazionale 5
  Roberto Bettega Juventus
  Mauro Icardi Internazionale
14   Michel Platini Juventus 4
  Christian Vieri Internazionale
  Álvaro Morata Juventus

TrophiesEdit

Team Major National International Grand Total
SA CI SCI National Total CL CWC EL USC UIC IC FCWC International Total
Juventus 35 13 8 56 2 1 3 2 1 2 - 11 67
Internazionale 18 7 5 30 3 - 3 - - 2 1 9 39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Juventus make their point in engrossing Derby D'Italia". The Guardian. 5 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Derby d'Italia: Historical look-back". footballitaliano.co.uk. 20 November 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Political football, Italian style". BBC News. 28 April 1998.
  4. ^ Luigi Ceccarini (24 August 2007). "Calcio, va di moda tifare contro" (in Italian). repubblica.it. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  5. ^ Agnew, Paddy (2007). Forza Italia: The Fall and Rise of Italian Football. Ebury Publishing. p. 295. ISBN 9781448117642.
  6. ^ "A message by Mariella Scirea to the supporters". juventus.com. 2 December 2009.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Derby weekend lights up with fireworks on and off the field". The Guardian. 7 December 2009.
  8. ^ "Juve slam brakes on Inter". uefa.com. 5 December 2009.
  9. ^ "Report: Juventus vs Internazionale". espn.com. 6 December 2009.
  10. ^ Francesco Carci (27 January 2016). "Juventus-Inter 3-0: si risveglia Morata, i bianconeri ipotecano la finale" (in Italian). repubblica.it.
  11. ^ Jacopo Manfredi (3 March 2016). "Coppa Italia, Inter a un soffio dall'impresa: Juventus in finale solo ai rigori" (in Italian). repubblica.it.
  12. ^ "Inter: Matches Played - Overall with Minor Tournaments". myjuve.it. Retrieved 25 August 2016.

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