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The Derby dello Stretto is an association football derby in Southern Italy contested by Messina and Reggina. The phrase translates into English as Derby of the Strait, since the two clubs are based in the towns of Messina and Reggio Calabria on the opposite sides of the Strait of Messina which separates mainland Italy from Sicily.

Derby dello Stretto
Other namesDerby of the Strait
LocaleSouthern Italy
Teams
Latest meetingMessina 2–0 Reggina
2016–17 Lega Pro
(29 December 2016)
StadiumsStadio San Filippo (Messina)
Stadio Oreste Granillo
(Reggio Calabria)
Statistics
Most winsMessina (32)

The derby has mostly been played in lower level and cup competitions. Only six derbies have been played in Serie A, during the three seasons from 2004 to 2007 when both clubs played in the Italian top level. At the end of the 2006–07 season Messina were relegated, followed by Reggina in 2008–09. As of the 2016–17 season, both clubs play in Group C of the Lega Pro, one of the three regional groups of the Italian third level.

StatisticsEdit

As of 28 April 2017

Competition Games played Wins Draws
Messina Reggina
Serie A 6 3 2 1
Serie B[1] 18 6 6 6
Serie C[2] 35 16 13 6
Total league 59 25 21 13
Coppa Italia[3] 4 2 1 1
Coppa Italia Serie C 12 5 5 2
Total Coppa Italia 16 7 6 3
Total 75 32 27 16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Includes Seconda Divisione 1923-1924 and Campionato Meridionale 1928-1929.
  2. ^ Includes Seconda Divisione 1926-1927, Prima Divisione 1930-1931, 1931-1932, and Lega Pro 2014-2015.
  3. ^ Includes Coppa Italia 1938-1939.

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