Derby della Mole
|Juventus vs Torino|
|City or region||Turin, Italy|
|First contested||Turin, 13 January 1908|
|Top scorer||Giampiero Boniperti (14)|
The Derby della Mole, also known as the Derby di Torino (or the Turin Derby as it is known in the English-speaking world), is the local derby, played out between Turin's most prominent football clubs Juventus and Torino. It is the oldest football derby in Italy, first played on 13 January 1907.
They crossed Piazza Vittorio, concealed in the shadows of the evening. Already talking about football. Emilio, of course, was for Juventus, the team of gentlemen, the industrial pioneers, Jesuits, the self-righteous, the educated: the wealthy bourgeois. Giraudo, of course, was for Toro, the team of the working class, migrant workers or from the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria, who had technical schooling: the middle-class and the poor.
The Turin derby was first played on 13 January 1907, it was also the first competitive match played by Torino after the foundation of the club. The rivalry, since the early days, traces back to the very origin of Torino: founded in 1906, following the partial re-establishment of Football Club Torinese by a group of Juventus dissidents, including major financier, Alfredo Dick. The chronicles of the first derby tell an anecdote of "revenge" as someone was able to lock Dick inside the changing room, forcing him to miss the game.
In response to the diverse club fortunes, the rivalry came to symbolise the class divide in the Piedmont region, especially in the regional capital of Turin (one of northern Italy's largest industrial cities). The fans of Torino usually represent the proletariat, while Juventus the bourgeoisie. With the the mass migration to Turin in the sixties and early seventies, many fans of Juventus arrived from southern Italy and took up employment with the Agnelli family - the owners of FIAT. Thus, they also saw Juventus as "the team of the boss" or the "team of Fiat". Torino would stand to represent the original spirit of Piedmont, or the purest Torinesità (even though Torino was born a decade after Juventus).
Today, the differences remain, even if they are less prominent. Since the late nineties, the derby has been sporadically contested due to Torino regularly teetering between Serie A and Serie B. It has not been played in Serie A thirteen times: twelve due to Torino being in Serie B and once after Juventus were relegated following the Calciopoli scandal. After Torino were relegated in 2002–03, the two clubs would not meet until 2007–08, as Torino were promoted for the 2006–07 season while Juventus were relegated. Torino were relegated again after the 2008–09 season. In 2012–13, the two clubs met again in Serie A for the first time in three years.
Overall, Juventus have recorded 95 victories in the derby, while Torino have won 75. There have been 62 draws, with 348 goals in favour of Juventus and 309 goals scored for Torino. Historically, there have been periods where Torino have prevailed; especially before the tragedy of Superga (which was followed by a period more favourable for Juventus in the fifties). Another period in favour of the Torino was the seventies, when Juventus remained without a win in the derby for nearly six years (from December 1973 to the March of 1979) and Torino established a record of 4 wins in a row in a single championship (1975–76). Coinciding with Torino's economic difficulties (especially at the end of the nineties), Juventus inflicted heavy defeats (5–0 of 3 December 1995). On 17 November 1912, Torino recorded the heaviest defeat in the derby, defeating Juventus 8–0.
Recent history has seen a marked dominance of Juventus, so much so that the final Torino victory dates back to 9 April 1995, while the last goal scored by the granata was on 24 February 2002.
On 27 March 1983, Torino, down 0–2, overturned the deficit in the 75th minute by scoring three goals in just over three minutes to win 3–2. Another remarkable encounter took place on 14 October 2001, when Torino, trailing 0–3 at halftime, cameback to tie the game 3–3 (taking advantage of a penalty miss by Juventus player Marcelo Salas, who would have scored 4–3 to Juventus). This was made famous by Torino midfielder Riccardo Maspero, who grooved a hole on the penalty spot before Salas kicked it. In the return leg, that ended 2–2, Juventus midfielder Enzo Maresca notably celebrated a late equaliser by parodying the 'horns of the bull' (the bull being the Torino's club symbol), a gesture usually done by former Torino captain Marco Ferrante.
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 at 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. The match ended 3–0, with all three goals scored by Juventus youth products Claudio Marchisio (2) and Sebastian Giovinco (1).
As of 23 February 2014.
|1944 Campionato Alta Italia||6||3||2||1||12||12|
Below is the list of top scorers in all official competitions of the Turin derby:
|2||Guglielmo Gabetto||7 Juventus - Torino 5||12|
|Silvio Piola||Juventus 2 - Torino 3|
- Match with most goals: 14, Torino-Juventus 8-6 of 9 February 1913.
- Victory with the largest margin in favor of Torino: 0-8 of 17 November 1912.
- Victory with the largest margin in favor of Juventus: 6-0 of 20 April 1952.
- Most wins in a row: Juventus - 6 - from 25 October 2008 until February 23, 2014.
- Consecutive Draws: 4, from 3 April 1977 to 19 November 1978.
- Greater number of games without a win: Torino, 16, from 3 December 1995 to 23 February 2014.
- Most minutes without conceding a goal: Juventus, 910 minutes, from 24 February 2002 until February 23, 2014.
- Fastest goal: Valentino Mazzola, Torino, after 1' 18 June 1944.
- Best comeback win: Juventus, from 0-2 to 4-2 March 7, 1982.
- Best comeback: Torino, from 0-3 to 3-3 October 14, 2001.
- Top scorer in a single derby: Hans Kämpfer, Torino, 4 goals February 3, 1907.
- Scorer in multiple consecutive derby: Felice Borel, Juventus, 6 goals from 4 December 1932, to 10 March 1935.
- Most derbies disputed in a calendar year: 6, including 3 in the championship, 2 in Coppa Italia and 1 play-off for admission to the UEFA Cup in 1988.
- Record attendance: 70,200, Juventus 0-1 in Turin on 28 October 1962.
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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