Derby della Mole
|City or region||Turin, Italy|
|First contested||13 January 1907|
|Most wins||Juventus (93)|
Derby della Mole, also known as the Turin Derby (Derby di Torino), is the local derby, played out between the city's two most successful teams, Torino F.C. and Juventus F.C.. The first match took place in 1906 and most derbies take place in the Serie A or Coppa Italia. It is the oldest Italian derby. The 2008-09 season would be the last derby matches between the two sides as shared tenants of the Olimpico. Since then, Torino has been relegated to Serie B and then regained promotion after finishing runners-up in the 2011-12 season while Juventus moved to their new stadium on the site of the mostly demolished Stadio delle Alpi in the summer of 2011.
Recently in the stadium, Juventus fans usually shout out "Inferior!" and "Minors!" and Torino fans have been known to shout "Cheats!" and "Scumbags!" due to Juventus' alleged involvement in the Calciopoli scandals. Although not as high-profile as the other major inter-city derbies such as that of Rome and Milan, the rivalry is still keenly felt as Juventus and Torino are Piedmont's biggest and most successful clubs and have become something of a regional symbol of the class divide in Northern Italy. Incidents such as the 1949 Superga air disaster and the 1985 Heysel Stadium disaster are brought up and referenced in chants by ultras from time to time, even at matches against other clubs.
Derby matches have been more sporadic in the 21st century due to Torino regularly teetering between Serie A and Serie B. After the Serie A 2002-03 season, Torino were relegated and the two clubs would not meet until the 2007-08 season as Torino were promoted for the 2006-07 season while Juventus were relegated as punishment for the Calciopoli scandals. Torino were relegated again after the 2008-09 season. The two clubs met again in Serie A for the first time in three seasons during the 2012-13 season.
Torino was founded by a former Juventus president and fellow dissidents in December 1906. The split was less than amicable and fueled a rivalry between the two sides. The name "Derby della Mole" is derived from the "Mole Antonelliana", a famous landmark and iconic building in the city of Turin.
The derby also symbolises the class divide in the region and the regional capital of Turin, one of Northern Italy's largest industrial cities. Juventus have often been associated with the wealthy Agnelli family who own FIAT. Turinese novelist and film director Mario Soldati once commented that Juventus were "the team of gentlemen, industrial pioneers, Jesuits, conservatives and the wealthy bourgeois" while Torino were "the team of the working class, migrant workers from the provinces or neighbouring countries, the lower middle-class and the poor".
Prior to a derby match during the 2007-08 season, riots took place and chaos broke out as police tried to control the hooligans involved. There were 40 arrests made and 2 injured policemen. Rubbish bins were set on fire and many cars and shops vandalized as a result.
On 1 December 2012 the two clubs met in Serie A for the first time in three seasons and it was the first derby hosted by the Juventus Stadium. Prior to kick-off, several fans from both sides were arrested for starting a brawl and vandalism. Juve won 3-0 but the match was marred by a red card, a €10,000 fine for Juventus for an offensive banner some of its supporters had displayed about the infamous Superga air disaster and €250,000 fine for Torino after their fans vandalised stadium toilets and seats.
Updated to 28 April 2013
|Total matches||Juventus wins||Draws||Torino wins||Juventus goals||Torino goals|
|Campionato (serie A)||162||67||46||49||239||202|
|Coppa Italia (Italy cup)||16||7||5||4||20||17|
1 1979-80 Coppa Italia Semi Final won 4-2 on penalties by Torino after both legs finished 0-0.
2 1992-93 Coppa Italia Semi Final won by Torino on away goals after aggregate score on 3-3.
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