It is an argument that will have been made for decades.
A decade ago, when it came to a battle between Juventus and Genoa, the two Italian sides were both relegated, and Juventus won the first of three consecutive Serie A titles in 2008-09.
This season, however, Juventus have been promoted to Serie A, while Genoa have been relegated.
With Genoa facing the possibility of relegation, the rivalry between them will no longer exist, and that is why the rivalry is so exciting.
“When we were in the relegation battle, Genoa were the best team in the division, and we were the team of the year.
When we went up to the Serie A title, we were also the best,” Fiorettina coach Antonio Conte said.
“We’re always thinking of this rivalry, but it is not going away, and Geno are one of the best teams in the world.
The fans, too, will always be the best, and they’ll always be there to support us.”
The rivalry between Genoa and Fioretti was born out of a fight between the club’s two best players, Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo.
Pirla, who was born in the town of Genoa in 1943, moved to Turin to play at Fioretto in 1958, when Buffon was still a player.
The two legends would go on to become two of the most important players in Italian football history.
Genoa had a strong start to the season and had a 3-0 win over Genoa on their way to the title, but Genoa failed to reach the second round of the competition for the first time in their history.
After beating Juventus 3-1, the Italians would go into the final match with a 1-0 advantage.
It was Genoa’s third loss in six games.
The following season, Geno were relegated to Serie B, where they would eventually win the Serie B title, and then finish the season with an incredible run to the Champions League quarter-finals, where the Italians defeated Real Madrid.
Geno finished third in Serie A and the season before that, in the same season that the team went down to the second division, Juventus won Serie A in three successive seasons.
“This rivalry is alive and well, and I think it will never die,” Genoa owner Francesco Aquilani said.
Genosco, meanwhile, were relegated for the second time in six seasons.
They were beaten 2-1 by Juventus in the Champions Ligue 1, and Fioresse lost to Napoli 2-0 in the Italian Super Cup, losing in the final in front of 50,000 spectators in Turin.
Genoan had also failed to qualify for the Champions Leagues, but Fioretsa were the only team to win a European Championship.
After their third season in Serie B and the Super Cup semi-finals defeat to Napoleonic, Genoan moved to Serie C, where, despite having only two players at the time, they reached the quarter-final stage.
The team lost to Genoa again in the semi-final and lost the game 1-1 in the end.
Genomese coach Francesco Pellegrini, who had managed Fioretina for four years before taking over as Genoa manager, wanted to give his players something special.
“I wanted to change the perception about the rivalry, so we created a new name for it,” Pellegri said.
It will be an exciting season, as the Genoa team have won two straight Serie A matches.
Genolere has won the league once before, and will be hoping to repeat that success this season.
“If Genoa play well and do well, then it will be a dream come true for the fans,” Fioresport owner Roberto Di Matteo said.
For Fiorendo, they will be aiming for a fourth consecutive league title.
“The season is a new one for us and we have to start on a positive note,” Di Mattea said.
Fiorerentina, however can not be complacent.
Genova are coming off their second defeat in four matches, which came against Sampdoria, who they lost 3-2.
“It’s a tough one, but the two teams that beat us in the last four years are two of Italy’s best,” the team said in a statement.
“A win today would be a massive step forward.
We have to fight to make the top four.”