1997–98 Serie A

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Serie A
Season1997–98
ChampionsJuventus
25th title
RelegatedBrescia
Atalanta
Lecce
Napoli
Champions LeagueJuventus
Internazionale
Cup Winners' CupLazio
UEFA CupUdinese
Fiorentina
Roma
Parma
Intertoto CupBologna
Sampdoria
Matches played306
Goals scored835 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorerOliver Bierhoff
(27 goals)

The 1997–98 Serie A saw Juventus win their 25th national title, with Internazionale placing second; both teams qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League. Udinese, Roma, Fiorentina, Parma qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup. Lazio qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners Cup courtesy of winning the Coppa Italia. Bologna and Sampdoria qualified for the 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Brescia, Atalanta, Lecce and Napoli were relegated to Serie B.

Personnel 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 Diadora Granarolo
Brescia Italy Giuseppe Materazzi
Italy Paolo Ferrario
Italy Edigio Salvi
Erreà Ristora
Empoli Italy Luciano Spalletti Erreà Sammontana
Fiorentina Italy Alberto Malesani Fila Nintendo
Internazionale Italy Luigi Simoni Umbro Pirelli
Juventus Italy Marcello Lippi Kappa Sony Minidisc
Lazio Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson Umbro Cirio
Lecce Italy Cesare Prandelli
Italy Angelo Pereni
Italy Nedo Sonetti
Asics Banca 121
Milan Italy Fabio Capello Lotto Opel
Napoli Italy Bortolo Mutti
Italy Carlo Mazzone
Italy Giovanni Galeone
Italy Vincenzo Montefusco
Nike Polenghi
Parma Italy Carlo Ancelotti Puma Parmalat
Piacenza Italy Vincenzo Guerini Lotto No Sponsor
Roma Italy Zdeněk Zeman Diadora INA Assitalia
Sampdoria Argentina César Luis Menotti
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vujadin Boškov
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 Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 26,542
Bari* Bari Stadio San Nicola 58,270
Bologna Bologna Stadio Renato Dall'Ara 38,279
Brescia* Brescia Stadio Mario Rigamonti 16,308
Empoli* Empoli Stadio Carlo Castellani 19,795
Fiorentina Florence Stadio Artemio Franchi 47,282
Internazionale Milan San Siro 80,074
Juventus Turin Stadio delle Alpi 69,295
Lazio Rome Stadio Olimpico 72,698
Lecce* Lecce Stadio Via del Mare 33,876
Milan Milan San Siro 80,018
Napoli Naples Stadio San Paolo 60,240
Parma Parma Stadio Ennio Tardini 27,906
Piacenza Piacenza Stadio Leonardo Garilli 27,906
Roma Rome Stadio Olimpico 72,698
Sampdoria Genoa Stadio Luigi Ferraris 36,685
Udinese Udine Stadio Friuli2 30,642
Vicenza Vicenza Stadio Romeo Menti 17,163

(*) Promoted from Serie B.

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 Qualification for the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Internazionale 34 21 6 7 62 27 +35 69 Qualification for the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying round
3 Udinese 34 19 7 8 62 40 +22 64 Qualification for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup
4 Roma 34 16 11 7 67 42 +25 59
5 Fiorentina 34 15 12 7 65 36 +29 57[a]
6 Parma 34 15 12 7 55 39 +16 57
7 Lazio 34 16 8 10 53 30 +23 56 Qualification for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup[b]
8 Bologna 34 12 12 10 55 46 +9 48[c] Qualification for the 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
9 Sampdoria 34 13 9 12 52 55 −3 48 Qualification for the 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 Piacenza 34 7 16 11 29 38 −9 37
13 Empoli 34 10 7 17 50 58 −8 37
14 Vicenza 34 9 9 16 36 61 −25 36
15 Brescia (R) 34 9 8 17 45 63 −18 35 Relegation to 1998–99 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: 1997–98 Serie A, RSSSF.com, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw. (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played).[1]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Fiorentina finished ahead of Parma on head-to-head points: FIO 1–1 PAR; PAR 1–2 FIO.
  2. ^ Lazio qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round as the 1997–98 Coppa Italia champions.
  3. ^ Bologna finished ahead of Sampdoria on head-to-head points: BOL 2–2 SAM; SAM 2–3 BOL.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away 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
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[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
6 Italy Vincenzo Montella Sampdoria 20
7 Italy Filippo Inzaghi Juventus 18
8 Italy Dario Hübner Brescia 16
9 Belgium Luís Oliveira Fiorentina 15
10 Argentina Abel Balbo Roma 14
Italy Carmine Esposito Empoli
12 Italy Francesco Totti Roma 13
13 Brazil Paulo Sérgio Roma 12
Argentina Hernán Crespo Parma
Sweden Kennet Andersson Bologna
16 Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd Lazio 11

Top assisters[edit]

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Italy Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 12
Italy Roberto Mancini Lazio
3 Italy Francesco Totti Roma 10
Brazil Cafu Roma
Italy Enrico Chiesa Parma
Italy Francesco Moriero Internazionale
7 France Ibrahim Ba Milan 9
France Zinedine Zidane Juventus
Italy Roberto Baggio Bologna
Portugal Rui Costa Fiorentina
Sweden Kennet Andersson Bologna

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player Club Against Result Date
Argentina Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina Udinese 3-2 31 August 1997
Italy Dario Hübner Brescia Sampdoria 3-3 13 September 1997
Argentina Abel Balbo Roma Napoli 6-2 5 October 1997
Italy Roberto Baggio Bologna Napoli 5-1 2 November 1997
Italy Alessandro Del Piero Juventus Empoli 5-2 21 December 1997
Italy Vincenzo Montella Sampdoria Napoli 6-3 21 December 1997
Brazil Ronaldo Internazionale Lecce 5-0 15 February 1998
Sweden Kennet Andersson Bologna Sampdoria 3-2 29 March 1998
Liberia George Weah Milan Atalanta 3-0 11 April 1998
Italy Filippo Inzaghi Juventus Bologna 3-2 10 May 1998

Number of teams by region[edit]

Region Number of teams Teams
1  Lombardy 4 Atalanta, Brescia, Internazionale and Milan
2  Emilia-Romagna 3 Bologna, Parma and Piacenza
3  Apulia 2 Bari and Lecce
 Lazio 2 Lazio and Roma
 Tuscany 2 Empoli and Fiorentna
6  Campania 1 Napoli
 Friuli-Venezia Giulia 1 Udinese
 Liguria 1 Sampdoria
 Piedmont 1 Juventus
 Veneto 1 Vicenza

References and sources[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005 "Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.

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