AC Milan have the advantage over Inter in meetings between the two derby rivals in finals ahead of Wednesday’s Supercoppa Italiana clash.

This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who note that the two sides have met in a total of two finals so far, and that the Rossoneri have won both of them.

Despite the Milan derby being one of the undoubted showpiece occasions of Italian football, the two sides have rarely met in finals of competitions.

Last season Inter beat their city rivals in the semifinals of the Coppa Italia on their way to winning the competition, and this was only the latest meeting between the two in the Coppa.

However, the only time that the Milan derby has taken place in the final of the Coppa Italia has been in the 1976-77 season, with the Rossoneri triumphing 2-0 on that occasion.

The two derby rivals would have to wait over three decades after that to meet in another final, with the 2011 Supercoppa Italiana pitting them against one another.

It would once again be Milan who came out on top then, this time by a scoreline of 2-1.

The wait for another meeting hasn’t been as long this time, just over ten years since their last meeting in a final.

Inter will be hoping that they can start to catch up to their city rivals in this respect, then, whilst Milan will be aiming to make a statement that when the Milan derby takes place in finals, they are the team to beat.