What Is The Biggest Rivalry In Italian Football?

The biggest rivalry in Italian football is between the two most successful clubs in the country, Juventus and Milan. The two clubs have won a combined total of 33 Serie A titles, and are the only Italian teams to have won the European Cup/Champions League.

The rivalry dates back to the early days of Italian football, when Juventus were founded in 1897 and Milan in 1899. The two clubs quickly became the dominant forces in Italian football, winning a combined total of 12 league titles by 1922. However, it was not until after World War II that the rivalry truly began to take off.

In May 1949, with both teams vying for the Serie A title, they met at San Siro for what would become known as il Derby della Madonnina (the Derby of [the] Madonna). With over 100,000 fans crammed into San Siro, it was one of the largest crowds ever seen at an Italian football match. The game itself did not disappoint either, as Juventus came from behind to win 3-2 thanks to a late goal from John Charles.

Since then, there have been many more memorable moments between these two giants of Italian football. In 2003, Milan beat Juventus on penalties in the Champions League final – a victory that meant even more given that it came just months after Juve had been relegated to Serie B due to their involvement in a match-fixing scandal. Four years later 2007 saw another Champions League final meeting between these two great rivals; this time it was Milan who were on the receiving end of heartbreak as Liverpool staged a miraculous comeback to win 2-1 after being 3-0 down at half time.

There is no love lost between these two sets of supporters either; whenever they meet there is always a heated atmosphere inside stadiums across Italy – something that has only added fuel to this already fierce rivalry over the years

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