8. AC Milan v. Inter Milan
NICKNAME: The Derby della Madonnina
HISTORICAL RECORD: 201 matches: AC Milan - 69W, Inter - 71W, 61 draws
COMPLEX SAYS: The derby, named after a statue which sits atop a Milanese cathedral, sprang to life in 1908 when AC board members became annoyed by British influence and formed a splinter club: Inter. With the heavyweights trading blows in the upper echelons of Serie A, there’s always been more than local pride up for grabs when they meet at their shared stadium, the San Siro. True Italian flavor.
MEMORABLE MATCH: April 12, 2005, Champions League quarter-final second leg. When an Esteban Cambiasso goal was ruled out for Inter, fans hurled objects onto the pitch, and a flare struck AC keeper Dida. Match abandoned, and Milan advanced.
NEXT MATCH: November 14, 2010