Derby di Sicilia

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Derby di Sicilia
Other names Sicilian Derby
Locale Italy
Teams
First meeting Catania 1–0 Palermo
Coppa Italia
(25 December 1935 (1935-12-25))
Latest meeting Catania 1–1 Palermo
Serie A
(21 April 2013)
Stadiums Stadio Renzo Barbera (Palermo)
Stadio Angelo Massimino (Catania)
Statistics
Meetings total 84
Most wins Palermo (25)
Top scorer Giuseppe Mascara (4)
Largest victory Palermo 5–0 Catania
Serie B
(4 April 2004)

The Derby di Sicilia or Sicilian Derby in English, is a local derby between Italian football clubs Calcio Catania and U.S. Città di Palermo. Catania and Palermo are the two main cities on the island of Sicily, and the teams are fierce rivals. However, they have seldom played each other within the Italian football league system, because in many seasons they have played in separate divisions of the league. The first time the Sicilian derby took place in the context of league football was on November 1, 1936, at Palermo in Serie B level; it ended in a 1–1 draw. The Sicilian derby has been played 10 times in Serie A: Catania leading their rivals by 5 victories to Palermo's 4; the other occasion was drawn. The teams have also met in local Sicilian competitions, and friendly matches.

The most notorious derby was on 2 February 2007, when 40-year-old policeman Filippo Raciti died in Catania from severe liver injuries during riots following the derby.[1] The events led FIGC commissioner Luca Pancalli to indefinitely suspend all professional and amateur football games in the country.[2]

For the 2007 season, all Palermo fans were banned from Catania's Stadio Massimino for the Catania-Palermo match on December 2, 2007. Catania subsequently proceeded to defeat Palermo 3–1, a historic derby win for Catania, their first in Serie A.

Statistics[edit]

As of 21 April 2013

Competition Played Palermo Draws Catania
Serie A 18 5 7 6
Serie B 34 8 19 7
Serie C/C1 14 3 8 3
Coppa Italia 8 6 1 1
Coppa Italia Serie C 10 3 4 3
Total 84 25 39 20

Results[edit]

League results[edit]

Cup results[edit]

Season
Competition
Round
Date
Home team
Result
Away team
2000–01 Coppa Italia Serie C Round of 16 29 November 2000 Palermo
1–1
Catania
10 January 2001 Catania
2–1
Palermo
1999–2000 Coppa Italia Serie C Round of 32 13 October 1999 Palermo
2–2
Catania
27 October 1999 Catania
0–0
Palermo
1998–99 Coppa Italia Serie C Group stage 30 August 1998 Catania
2–0
Palermo
1992–93 Coppa Italia Serie C Final group 13 January 1993 Catania
1–2
Palermo
1990–91 Coppa Italia Serie C Round of 16 20 December 1990 Palermo
2–0
Catania
24 January 1991 Catania
1–0
Palermo
1989–90 Coppa Italia Serie C Quarter final 22 February 1990 Palermo
3–1
Catania
15 March 1990 Catania
1–1
Palermo
1981–82 Coppa Italia Group stage 6 September 1981 Palermo
1–0
Catania
1980–81 Coppa Italia Group stage 7 September 1980 Catania
2–3
Palermo
1969–70 Coppa Italia Group stage 31 August 1969 Palermo
4–1
Catania
1968–69 Coppa Italia Group stage 15 September 1968 Catania
1–1
Palermo
1964–65 Coppa Italia Second round 6 January 1965 Palermo
1–0
Catania
1959–60 Coppa Italia First round 6 September 1959 Palermo
2–0
Catania
1937–38 Coppa Italia Third round 4 November 1937 Palermo
4–1
Catania
1935–36 Coppa Italia Round of 32 25 December 1935 Catania
1–0
Palermo


Sicilian derbies with Atletico Catania[edit]

For five seasons, Palermo played an "alternate" Sicilian derby against Atletico Catania, a minor team which reached its peak during the late 1990s, when it was the major football club in Catania, following the disbandment of the old Calcio Catania. In 1999–2000 and 2000–2001, Palermo contested derbies with both Catania and Atletico Catania, as all three teams were playing Serie C1/B at the time.

Atletico Catania vs Palermo Palermo vs Atletico Catania
Season
Division
Date
Score
Date
Score
2000–01 Serie C1/B 26 November 2000 0–1 8 April 2001 0–0
1999–00 Serie C1/B 10 October 1999 0–1 13 February 2000 1–0
1998–99 Serie C1/B 24 January 1999 0–1 20 September 1998 2–1
1997–98 Serie C1/B 19 October 1997 2–0 8 March 1998 1–0
1987–88 Serie C2/D 2–2 1–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miami Herald. "CONI responds to deadly soccer rioting". Archived from the original on 2007-02-10. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  2. ^ BBC (2 February 2007). "Italian league halted by violence". BBC News. Retrieved 2007-02-03.