1997–98 Serie A

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Serie A
Season 1997–98
Champions Juventus
25th title
Relegated Brescia
Atalanta
Lecce
Napoli
Champions League Juventus (group stage)
Internazionale (second round)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Lazio
UEFA Cup Udinese
Lazio
Fiorentina
Roma
Intertoto Cup Bologna (third round)
Sampdoria (second round)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 835 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorer Oliver Bierhoff (27)

The 1997–98 Serie A title was Juventus won its 25th national title, with Inter Milan placed second and qualified to the Champions League 1998-1999. Udinese, Roma, Fiorentina, Parma qualified to the UEFA Cup 1998-1999. Lazio qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners Cup courtesy of winning the Coppa Italia. Bologna and Sampdoria qualified to 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Brescia, Atalanta, Lecce and Napoli were relegated to Serie B.

Personnels and Sponsoring[edit]

Team Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atalanta Italy Emiliano Mondonico Asics Somet
Bari Italy Eugenio Fascetti Lotto Transport Gio Bi
Bologna Italy Renzo Ulivieri Macron Granarolo
Brescia Italy Edoardo Reja Garman Ristora
Empoli Italy Luciano Spalletti Errea Sammontana
Fiorentina Italy Alberto Malesani Fila Nintendo
Inter Italy Luigi Simoni Umbro Pirelli
Juventus Italy Marcelo Lippi Kappa SONY Minidisc
Lazio Sweden Sven Goran Eriksson Umbro Cirio
Lecce Italy Angelo Pereni Asics Banca 121
Milan Italy Fabio Capello Lotto Opel
Napoli Italy Giovanni Galeone Nike Polenghi
Parma Italy Carlo Ancelotti Puma Parmalat
Piacenza Italy Vincenzo Guerini Lotto No Sponsor
Roma Italy Zdenek Zeman Diadora INA Assitalia
Sampdoria Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vujadin Boskov Asics Daewoo
Udinese Italy Alberto Zaccheroni Hummel Atreyu
Vicenza Italy Francesco Guidolin Lotto Pal Zileri

Teams and stadiums[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Atalanta Bergamo Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 26,542
Bari Bari San Nicola 58,270
Bologna Bologna Renato Dall'Ara 38,279
Brescia Brescia Mario Rigamonti 16,308
Empoli Empoli Stadio Carlo Castellani 19,795
Fiorentina Florence Artemio Franchi 47,282
Internazionale Milan San Siro 80,074
Juventus Turin Delle Alpi 69,295
Lazio Rome Olimpico 72,698
Lecce Lecce Via del Mare 72,698
Milan Milan San Siro 80,018
Napoli Naples San Paolo 60,240
Parma Parma Ennio Tardini 27,906
Piacenza Piacenza Stadio Leonardo Garilli 27,906
Roma Rome Olimpico 72,698
Sampdoria Genoa Luigi Ferraris 36,685
Udinese Udine Friuli2 30,642
Vicenza Vicenza Stadio Romeo Menti 17,163

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 34 21 11 2 67 28 +39 74 1998–99 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Internazionale 34 21 6 7 62 27 +35 69 1998–99 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Udinese 34 19 7 8 62 40 +22 64 1998–99 UEFA Cup First round
4 Roma 34 16 11 7 67 42 +25 59
5 Fiorentina 34 15 12 7 65 36 +29 57
6 Parma 34 15 12 7 55 39 +16 57
7 Lazio 34 16 8 10 53 30 +23 56 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round
8 Bologna 34 12 12 10 43 38 +5 48 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
9 Sampdoria 34 13 9 12 52 55 −3 48 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
10 Milan 34 11 11 12 37 43 −6 44
11 Bari 34 10 8 16 30 45 −15 38
12 Empoli 34 10 7 17 50 58 −8 37
13 Piacenza 34 7 16 11 29 38 −9 37
14 Vicenza 34 9 9 16 36 61 −25 36
15 Brescia (R) 34 9 8 17 45 63 −18 35 Relegation to Serie B
16 Atalanta (R) 34 7 11 16 25 48 −23 32
17 Lecce (R) 34 6 8 20 32 72 −40 26
18 Napoli (R) 34 2 8 24 25 76 −51 14

Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ATA BAR BOL BRE EMP FIO INT JUV LAZ LCE MIL NAP PAR PIA ROM SAM UDI VIC
Atalanta 2–0 4–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–3
Bari 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–5 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–3 0–1 0–0 0–0
Bologna 0–0 4–3 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–4 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–0 5–1 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 3–1
Brescia 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 0–4 4–0
Empoli 1–0 2–3 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 5–1 0–1 5–0 2–0 2–3 1–3 4–1 1–0 3–2
Fiorentina 5–0 3–1 1–1 5–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–3 5–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1
Internazionale 4–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 5–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 2–1
Juventus 3–1 1–0 3–2 4–0 5–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–0 4–1 2–0
Lazio 0–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–4 3–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–3 4–0
Lecce 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–5 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–2 0–1
Milan 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1
Napoli 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–4 1–2 0–4 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0
Parma 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–1
Piacenza 3–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–3 1–0 0–2 1–1
Roma 3–0 2–1 2–1 5–0 4–3 4–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 3–1 5–0 6–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–2
Sampdoria 2–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–3 6–3 5–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 2–1
Udinese 1–0 2–0 4–3 3–1 2–2 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 6–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 3–2 3–0
Vicenza 1–0 1–2 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–5 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–3 1–4 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3

Source: lega-calcio.it (Italian)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Germany Oliver Bierhoff Udinese 27
2 Brazil Ronaldo Internazionale 25
3 Italy Roberto Baggio Bologna 22
4 Argentina Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina 21
Italy Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 21
6 Italy Vincenzo Montella Sampdoria 20
7 Italy Filippo Inzaghi Juventus 18
8 Italy Dario Hübner Brescia 16
9 Belgium Luis Oliveira Fiorentina 15
10 Argentina Abel Balbo Roma 14
Italy Carmine Esposito Empoli 14

References and sources[edit]

  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005

External links[edit]