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Derby d’Italia Debate: Top 5 Inter-Juventus Matches From The Past

Note that only matches in Milan are considered.

Inter 6-0 Juventus (4 April 1954)
Skoglund 7, 79, Armano 30, Brighenti 66, 83, Nesti 84

The 1953-54 season was entering its final stages when Juventus travelled to San Siro to face Inter, with both sides vying for the title. Fans packed the stadium, and they were to witness the Nerazzurri’s biggest win over the Bianconeri to date. Lennart Skoglund opened the scoring after seven minutes after calamitous defending by the visitors, before Gino Armano doubled the lead with a scrambled goal. Juventus suffered a further blow when Ermes Muccinelli was injured before half-time, and they were unable to resist the Nerazzurri onslaught in the second half. Skoglund found the net again after the break, while Sergio Brighenti notched a brace and Fulvio Nesti scored a rare goal to round off proceedings. Inter went on to win the title, finishing one point clear of Juventus.

Inter: Ghezzi; Vincenzi, Giacomazzi, Giovannini; Fattori, Nesti, Neri, Mazza; Armano, Brighenti, Skoglund.

Juventus: Viola; Bertuccelli, Manente; Oppezzo, Ferrario, Gimona; Muccinelli, Ricagni, Boniperti, Hansen, Praest.

Inter 4-0 Juventus (11 November 1979)
Altobelli 48, 50 (pen), 79, Muraro 74

The Nerazzurri were catapulted to a convincing victory courtesy of a vintage performance from Alessandro Altobelli. ‘Spillo’ became only the third player to score a hat-trick for Inter in the Derby d’Italia following those of Giuseppe Meazza in 1935 and Franco Causio in 1972. Altobelli hit his three goals in half an hour in the second half, with Carlo Muraro notching the other, and he continued his red-hot form as Inter won their first Scudetto for nine years in 1979-80, finishing three points ahead of the Bianconeri.

Inter: Bordon; Canuti, Baresi; Pasinato, Mozzini, Bini; Caso, Oriali, Altobelli, Beccalossi, Muraro.

Juventus: Zoff; Cuccureddu, Gentile; Furino, Brio, Scirea; Causio, Tardelli, Fanna, Verza, Marocchino.

Inter 2-2 Juventus (9 March 2002)
Seedorf 6, 91; Trezeguet 13, Tudor 81

First took on second when Juventus travelled to Inter in 2002, while coincidentally Roma took on Lazio on the same weekend. Only one point separated the top two, but Fabio Capello’s Giallorossi leapfrogged both teams after a 2-2 draw at San Siro. An early goal from Clarence Seedorf had given the hosts the lead before David Trezeguet nodded in Gianluca Zambrotta’s cross for the equaliser soon after. Inter struggled to break down Marcello Lippi’s organised side, and with 10 minutes to go found themselves behind when Igor Tudor powered Pavel Nedved’s cross past Francesco Toldo. In injury time though, Seedorf controlled a high ball exquisitely before unleashing a stunning shot from 25 yards into the top corner to level the scores. An enthralling title race followed, ending with the Bianconeri winning their 26th Scudetto by a point from Roma.

Inter: Toldo; J. Zanetti, Cordoba, Materazzi, Gresko; Sergio Conceicao, Di Biagio, C. Zanetti, Seedorf; Vieri, Recoba.

Juventus: Buffon; Birindelli, Thuram, Iuliano, Pessotto; Zambrotta, Conte, Davids; Nedved; Trezeguet, Del Piero.

Inter 1-1 Juventus (19 October 2002)
Vieri 95; Del Piero 90 (pen)

A fairly uninspiring Derby d’Italia suddenly burst into life in the final few minutes when Francesco Coco brought down Alessandro Del Piero in the penalty area, and referee Pierluigi Collina pointed to the spot. Del Piero stepped up to give the Bianconeri the lead, before Antonio Conte and Inter substitute Domenico Morfeo were sent off for brawling in injury time. The drama was not yet over as, in the 95th minute, the Nerazzurri won a corner that saw the entire team pile into the penalty area - including keeper Francesco Toldo. It was the keeper that connected with the corner, and Christian Vieri bundled the loose ball home for a dramatic equaliser. Juventus were furious as they felt Toldo had controlled the cross with his hand, but Collina allowed the goal nonetheless.  

Inter: Toldo; Cordoba, Materazzi, Cannavaro; Zanetti, Almeyda, Di Biagio, Coco; Recoba; Vieri, Crespo.

Juventus: Buffon; Thuram, Ferrara, Iuliano, Birindelli; Camoranesi, Tudor, Davids; Nedved; Del Piero, Salas.

Inter 1-2 Juventus (22 March 2008)

Maniche 83; Camoranesi 49, Trezeguet 63

The Calciopoli scandal of 2006 saw Juventus relegated from Serie A, but they returned at the first time of asking under Didier Deschamps. Claudio Ranieri took over the reins, and in March 2008 he orchestrated a fine victory in the first Derby d’Italia at San Siro for two years. Mauro Camoranesi scored the opening goal just after half-time, despite the fact he was clearly offside when he received the ball, before David Trezeguet doubled the lead with a powerful finish from close range following a disastrous header from Nicolas Burdisso. The lead could even have been 4-0 if Alessandro Del Piero had converted his two golden opportunities in the second half, but instead it was a nervy finish for the Bianconeri after Maniche tapped home from two yards late on. The substitute also hit the post in the final minutes, but Juventus held on to claim the spoils.

Inter: Julio Cesar; Maicon, Burdisso, Materazzi, Maxwell; Zanetti, Stankovic, Chivu; Jimenez; Ibrahimovic, Cruz.

Juventus: Buffon; Grygera, Legrottaglie, Chiellini, Molinaro; Salihamidzic, Camoranesi, Sissoko, Nedved; Trezeguet, Del Piero.

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