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Inter vs Juve: Facts about the Derby D’Italia

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Juve vs Inter will be played on Sunday at 20:45 CET. The Derby D’Italia is one of the most important fixtures of Serie A. Here are some interesting facts about it.

The first game played between the two sides was a 2-0 win in 1909 by the Bianconeri in Turin. Only 14 days later Inter won at home 1-0. The Nerazzurri also won their first Scudetto.

Since 1909 many years have passed but both teams have stayed for the most part in the top league. Inter vs Juve not only is the biggest rivalry in the Serie A, but it is also the most played match, tied with Inter vs Roma.

In so many games, three players are tied for top scorers: Giuseppe Meazza, Roberto Boninsegna and Omar Sivori all have a count of 12 goals. The first two played for both sides, they scored 19 for Inter and 5 for Juve. Sivori instead scored all 12 for Juve.

Six of Sivori’s goals were scored in Juve’s biggest win for 9-1. In that game, Inter had played the youth squad in protest against a decision to replay the match. Inter’s biggest win instead came in 1954. A heavy defeat for the Bianconeri who also lost the Scudetto to Inter by one point.

History was made recently too. After more than a year of being unbeaten in their new stadium, underdog Inter, lead by Andrea Stramaccioni came home victorious with a 3-1 win. That side was coached by non-other than Antonio Conte.

This year more than ever the two sides sit too close to each other on the table. A win or a loss can mean a K.O. for any hopes of Serie A title. A tie would only favor Lazio. Tensions rise as the game draws closer. This Sunday, Juventus vs Internazionale, Who will come out on top?

Ronaldo Del Piero