38TH DERBY IN NOVEMBER

MILAN – Today will be the 38th derby since Serie A became a single league format in 1929-1930 for the month of November.Here are the outcomes from the previous 37 of those derbies thanks to Football Data: 12 wins for Milan, 12 wins for Inter and 13 draws. However in the past 8 derbies in the month of November, Milan are unbeaten with 3 wins and 5 draws.The only derby to have taken place on the same date as today, the 23rd of November, took place in 2002 and saw Milan run out 1-0 winners thanks to Serginho’s goal on 12 minutes.Sunday will be Filippo Inzaghi’s first derby as first team coach. As a player however he played in 12 derbies. 2 for Juventus (1 win and 1 draw) and 10 for Milan (5 wins, 3 defeats and 2 draws). From these 12 derbies, Inzaghi has scored 4 goals and they all came with the Milan jersey.Inter have re-appointed Roberto Mancini ahead of the derby. As a coach he has overseen 6 Roman derbies (as Lazio coach) and 10 Milanese derbies (as Inter coach). For Lazio, he managed 3 draws and 3 defeats while in the derby della Madonnina his record reads 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 defeats.Interestingly, Inzaghi scored his first hat-trick in Serie A (he would go on to score a total of 10) with Roberto Mancini watching on: 9th of March 1997 when Super Pippo played his part in a 4-0 victory for Atalanta over a Sampdoria side with Mancini.