MILAN – Exactly twelve hours before the start of Fiorentina v Inter,
later today, 12:30 at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, we look over some statistics, provided by Football Data.
– 158 league matches between
the teams, 79 in Florence and 79 in Milan. 43 victories for the Viola, 52 draws,
63 wins for the Nerazzurri; 196 scored by Fiorentina, 236 by Inter.
– Today’s game will be the 80th
meeting between the two sides in Florence. The home side have won 28, there
have been 33 draws, while Inter have won 18. The men from Tuscany have scored
114 goals to Inter’s 87.
– The first league fixture
between the two sides dates back to the 1931/32 season.
– Today’s game will be referee Paolo Valeri’s 58th in Serie A, and his
16th of the current campaign. Over the course of this season – and his career
in general – the home side has come out on top more often than the visitors. He
has awarded 27 penalties and 16 red cards in the top flight.
– Fiorentina have never won
with Valeri as referee (4 draws and a defeat), while Inter have 2 wins, 2
defeats and 4 draws.
– Delio Rossi meets Inter for the 26th time. He
has 1 win, 5 draws and 18 defeats.