The Derby D'Italia remains perhaps the most heated rivalry in Italian sports, and certainly the most intense rivalry between teams from different cities, as a BBC history of the rivalry notes. This season, defending champions Juventus and arch-rivals Inter Milan get it on early, opening the Serie A Round 15 by playing the biggest match of the weekend on Friday night. But despite the weight of history, Inter must face the daunting task of becoming the first team to defeat Juve in league play this season. The match will live stream from Turin.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Serie A Derby D'Italia clash, pitting table-topping Juventus against third-place Inter Milan, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Central European Time at the 41,500-seat Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, on Friday, December 7.
As SB Nation notes, Inter Milan come into to the derby match in third place on the Italian top flight table. The "Nerazzurri" nonetheless trail the seven-times-running champions by a gaping 11 points — meaning that a win is essential for the visitors in order to have any hope of making a run at the "Scudeto" in 2018/2019.
Even with the star power of Cristiano Ronaldo gracing the Derby D'Italia for the first time, the rivalry will always be focused on the history of controversy between the sides between two of Italy's largest cities. The animosities commenced in 1961 when, as the Daily Mail recounts, a pitch invasion stopped a match between the two teams, with the league awarding the three points to Inter -- but quickly reversing itself, and ordering a replay of the game. Similar controversies have plagued the game ever since, only servining to make the rivalry more passionate.
Watch a preview of the momentous Serie A Derby D'Italia match in the video below, courtesy of Juventus FC, via YouTube.