2004–05 Juventus F.C. season

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Juventus
2004–05 season
President Franzo Grande Stevens
Manager Fabio Capello
Serie A 1st
Coppa Italia Round of 16
UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (16)
All:
Alessandro Del Piero (17)

Juventus F.C. returned to domestic glory in the first season under Fabio Capello's reign. The former Juventus midfielder had a positive influence on the Juventus squad, and it seemed as though he had led the club to its 28th league title. However, that was all to change a year afterwards when Calciopoli sent Juventus to Serie B.

On the pitch in 2004–05, Swedish signing Zlatan Ibrahimović was the biggest positive surprise. Not known as an outright goalscorer at previous club Ajax, Ibrahimović hit the back of the net 16 times in his debut Serie A season. Another signing, Fabio Cannavaro, gave the team the stability it had lacked in the 2003–04 season, and helped the defense to be rock-solid. Juventus conceded just 27 goals throughout the league season and this, combined with the 67 goals scored, gave the club both the best defence and best attack of 2004–05 in Italy.

The lowest point of the season was not being able to get past Liverpool in the Champions League. Sami Hyypiä and Luis García scored early goals at Anfield, from which Juventus could not recover, despite a second half goal by Fabio Cannavaro. Juventus were outplayed throughout most of the game by the unfancied but fitter and hungrier Liverpool players. However, Cannavaro's away goal meant they could go through to a semi-final showdown with Chelsea if they won the return leg in Turin just 1–0.

In this second leg, Ibrahimović missed a golden chance when all he had to do was turn in a Gianluca Zambrotta cross. After that, Juventus failed to pose any threat to the well-organized English side, and Rafael Benítez scored a tactical win over Fabio Capello. Liverpool would go on to win the competition.

It was an extremely disappointing end to the European campaign for Juventus, who had looked among the favourites to go all the way after an impressive run of wins in the group stages. Of their 6 group games, they had won 5 (all with a 1–0 scoreline), including home and away successes against German powerhouse Bayern Munich. In the round of sixteen, goals from David Trezeguet and Marcelo Zalayeta had imperiously seen off Fabio Capello's former club Real Madrid, who had won the first leg in Madrid 1-0.

Players[edit]

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 Gianluigi Buffon
2 Italy DF Ciro Ferrara
3 Italy MF Alessio Tacchinardi
4 Uruguay DF Paolo Montero
5 Croatia DF Igor Tudor
6 Italy DF Nicola Legrottaglie
7 Italy DF Gianluca Pessotto
8 Brazil MF Emerson
9 Sweden FW Zlatan Ibrahimović
10 Italy FW Alessandro Del Piero (captain)
11 Czech Republic MF Pavel Nedvěd
12 Italy GK Antonio Chimenti
13 Italy DF Mark Iuliano
15 Italy DF Alessandro Birindelli
16 Italy MF Mauro Camoranesi
No. Position Player
17 France FW David Trezeguet
18 Ghana MF Stephen Appiah
19 Italy MF Gianluca Zambrotta
20 Italy MF Manuele Blasi
21 France DF Lilian Thuram
22 France GK Landry Bonnefoi
23 France FW Olivier Kapo
24 Uruguay MF Rubén Olivera
25 Uruguay FW Marcelo Zalayeta
27 France DF Jonathan Zebina
28 Italy DF Fabio Cannavaro
30 Romania FW Adrian Mutu
34 Italy DF Andrea Masiello
36 Italy MF Paolo De Ceglie

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
31 Italy DF Domenico Criscito
33 Italy GK Claudio Scarzanella
35 Italy MF Andrea Rossi
37 Italy FW Rej Volpato
No. Position Player
38 Italy FW Michele Paolucci
39 Italy MF Claudio Marchisio
40 Italy MF Simone Bentivoglio
41 Italy MF Andrea Luci

Competitions[edit]

Serie A[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 Serie A

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus 38 26 8 4 67 27 +40 0861 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Milan 38 23 10 5 63 28 +35 79
3 Internazionale 38 18 18 2 65 37 +28 72 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Udinese 38 17 11 10 56 40 +16 62
5 Sampdoria 38 17 10 11 42 29 +13 61 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round
6 Palermo 38 12 17 9 48 44 +4 53
7 Messina 38 12 12 14 44 52 −8 48
8 Roma 38 11 12 15 55 58 −3 0452 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round
9 Livorno 38 11 12 15 49 60 −11 45
10 Lazio 38 11 11 16 48 53 −5 0443 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
11 Lecce 38 10 14 14 66 73 −7 44
12 Cagliari 38 10 14 14 51 60 −9 44
13 Reggina 38 10 14 14 36 45 −9 44
14 Siena 38 9 16 13 44 55 −11 43
15 Chievo 38 11 10 17 32 49 −17 43
16 Fiorentina 38 9 15 14 42 50 −8 42
17 Parma 38 10 12 16 48 65 −17 42 Relegation tie-breaker
18 Bologna (R) 38 9 15 14 33 36 −3 42
19 Brescia (R) 38 11 8 19 37 54 −17 41 Relegation to Serie B
20 Atalanta (R) 38 8 11 19 34 45 −11 35

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
1 Juventus were stripped of the title during the 2005–06 Serie A season, because of the 2006 Italian football scandal
2Roma gained entry to the 2005–06 UEFA Cup as 2004–05 Coppa Italia runners-up: champions Internazionale qualified to the 2005-06 Champions League.
3Lazio gained entry to the 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup after Messina and Livorno renounced.
(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 summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Matches[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Third qualifying round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group C
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Juventus 6 5 1 0 6 1 +5 16
Germany Bayern Munich 6 3 1 2 12 5 +7 10
Netherlands Ajax 6 1 1 4 6 10 −4 4
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 1 1 4 4 12 −8 4

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]
Quarter-finals[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

References[edit]