1997–98 Juventus F.C. season

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1997–98 season
Head Coach Marcello Lippi
Serie A 1st
Coppa Italia Semi-finals
Champions League Final
Supercoppa Italiana Winners
Top goalscorer League:
Alessandro Del Piero (21)
Alessandro Del Piero (32)

Juventus F.C. had one of its most successful seasons in the club's history, winning the domestic league competition and reaching the final of the Champions League. There, Juventus stumbled on Real Madrid by Predrag Mijatović' solitary goal, which ensured Juventus lost the final for the second year running. The progress to the final had been much less smooth than in the 1995–96 and 1996–97 European campaigns, prompting fears among supporters that the side was experiencing a decline. Indeed, on their way to the final in Amsterdam, the Italians had lost three games compared to none the previous season. They had needed to win their matchday six fixture against Manchester United to reach the quarter-final, where Dynamo Kyiv held them to a 1–1 draw in Turin in the first leg.

Alessandro Del Piero and Filippo Inzaghi combined with French playmaker Zinedine Zidane were the main reasons in Juventus championship victory. Unlike the tight defence of 1996–97's league title, Juventus had two of the league's top scorers.


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Italy GK Angelo Peruzzi
2 Italy DF Ciro Ferrara
3 Italy DF Moreno Torricelli
4 Uruguay DF Paolo Montero
5 Italy MF Fabio Pecchia
6 Portugal DF Dimas
7 Italy MF Angelo Di Livio
8 Italy MF Antonio Conte (captain)
9 Italy FW Filippo Inzaghi
10 Italy FW Alessandro Del Piero
11 Italy FW Michele Padovano
12 Italy GK Michelangelo Rampulla
13 Italy DF Mark Iuliano
14 France MF Didier Deschamps
15 Italy DF Alessandro Birindelli
16 Italy FW Nicola Amoruso
No. Position Player
17 Italy GK Morgan De Sanctis
18 Uruguay FW Daniel Fonseca
20 Italy MF Alessio Tacchinardi
21 France MF Zinedine Zidane
22 Italy DF Gianluca Pessotto
23 Italy DF Marco Zamboni
24 Italy MF Raffaele Ametrano
25 Uruguay DF César Pellegrín
26 Netherlands MF Edgar Davids
27 Uruguay FW Marcelo Zalayeta
30 Italy DF Rudy Nicoletto
31 Italy DF Salvatore Aronica
32 Italy FW Luigi Giandomenico
33 Italy DF Massimiliano Zazzetta
35 Italy MF Marco Rigoni
36 Italy FW Lorenzo Morandini

Serie A[edit]


Top Scorers[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Manchester United 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15
Italy Juventus 6 4 0 2 12 8 +4 12
Netherlands Feyenoord 6 3 0 3 8 10 −2 9
Slovakia Košice 6 0 0 6 2 13 −11 0

Knockout phase[edit]