10 Must-Know Facts For The Derby Della Madonnina 2015
The Derby della Madonnina 2015 - one of the biggest derbies in World football takes place for the 214th time on Sunday, 13 September. Here's all you need to know about the Milan derby before kick-off.
The Title Cabinets
Both teams are equal on Serie A titles (18 each), but Inter have won the Coppa Italia 7 times (Milan: 5). In Europe, Milan have won the UEFA Champions League 7 times (Inter: 3), whilst Inter won the UEFA Cup 3 times. Overall, Milan have won 47 titles vs. Inter's 39.
Overall Derby Record
With 76 wins to 74 (and 63 draws), Inter slightly have the upper hand over their rivals. In the 2014/15 season, both Serie A matches ended in a draw (1:1 and 0:0).
All-time Top Scorer
With 14 goals, AC legend Andriy Shevchenko is the all-time leading scorer in the Milan derby. The best Inter scorer is István Nyers with 11 goals. The Hungarian played for the Nerazzurri between 1948-1954.
Both clubs play at the Giuseppe-Meazza-Stadium (cap. 81,277), one of the most iconic grounds in world football. Built in 1925 in honour of Giuseppe Meazza, who donned both clubs' shirts between the 1920s and 40s. Milan play here since 1926, and share with Inter since 1947.
Biggest Win (Inter)
Milan vs. Inter 0:4 Inter's biggest win came in the 2009/10 season, when Thiago Motta, Milito, Maicon and Stankovic helped beat their arch rivals 0:4.
Biggest Win (Milan)
Inter vs. Milan 0:6Milan's biggest win happened in 2000/01. Comandini (2x), Shevchenko (2x), Giunti and Serginho secured the win in emphatic fashion, with Serginho also adding 3 assists in a man of the match performance.
Many big stars have worn both Milanese shirts: Pirlo, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic, Seedorf, Baggio, Crespo, and of course "Why-always-me?" Mario Balotelli. Also, coaches such as Trappatoni and Leonardo have been at both clubs.
Best Derby Goal (Inter)
Right-back Maicon scored this screamer in the 4:2 victory in the 2011/12 season. Diego Milito scored a hat-trick that night, sandwiched by two Ibrahimovic goals.
Best Derby Goal (Milan)
Philippe Mexès scored this lovely volley during the International Champions Cup 2015 in China. There have been more thrilling derbies, but few goals that can match this one.
Both sets of tifosi are known for their creative and elaborate choreos. At the very least, spectators are guaranteed an electric atmosphere whilst watching the derby.
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