Genoa v Sampdoria – Derby della Lanterna

Genoa v Sampdoria

It is the only time when Italian football gets up close and personal. A tight, atmospheric ground ensures an occasion like no other. The club names may have changed over the years, but the intensity, passion and energy of the Genoa derby remains undimmed. Known in Italy as the Derby Della Lanterna, literally ‘The Derby of the Lantern,’ in reference More...

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By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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Hellas Verona vs Chievo – Derby della Scala

In the 2013/14 season, for the first time in 11 years, Serie A will once more be treated to one of its most enthralling and passionate derbies – the Derby della Scala which is contested between Verona sides More...

By Padraig Whelan On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Juventus vs Torino – Derby della Mole

The Derby della Mole (or ‘Derby of the Mole’) is one of the most compelling and intriguing derbies in the peninsula and features the top two sides in Turin locking horns when Juventus take on Torino. Much More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
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Pisa vs Livorno – Derby del Tirreno

In a nation littered with derbies stretching the length of the peninsula, the most notable and enticing games to the outsider are the likes of the Derby Di Italia, the Rome derby and the Derby della Madonnina. However, More...

By Padraig Whelan On Monday, September 5th, 2011
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Roma vs Napoli – Derby Del Sole

The south of Italy has always had a strained relationship with the rest of the country. None more so than with the capital, where the usual stereotypes of “Il Mezzogiorno” as being a part of the country More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Thursday, August 4th, 2011
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Palermo vs Catania: Derby Di Sicilia

On the streets of Palermo, the Sicilian capital, you can often find a slogan spray-painted on the walls, it reads “Forza Etna”. Forza meaning “go” and Etna of course being the Volcano which leers ominously More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Sunday, July 31st, 2011
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AC Milan vs Inter – Derby della Madonnina

The Milan derby was named in honour of one of the most striking sights of the city, the Virgin Mary statue on the top of the Duomo which is usually called the ‘Madonnina’. The Milan derby remains as popular More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Saturday, July 9th, 2011
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Inter vs Juventus – The Derby d’Italia

The bitter rivalry and ill feeling between Inter and Juventus has been epitomized many times in the Derby d’Italia. The phrase was first used by renowned Italian football journalist Gianni Brera in 1967 to describe More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Monday, May 23rd, 2011
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Lazio vs Roma – Derby Della Capitale

Many fans unfamiliar with Italian football would point to Inter v AC as ‘the’ Serie A derby.  But nothing can match Lazio Vs Roma for levels of passion, pride and often violence. Roma was founded by combing More...

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