2007–08 in Italian football

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The 2007–2008 season was the 106th season of competitive football in Italy.

Overview[edit]

  • Juventus will make their return to Serie A after being relegated to Serie B for the previous season for their role in the 2006 Serie A scandal.
  • Grosseto will make their debut in Serie B, the highest division in which the club has participated in its history.

Events[edit]

  • June 28, 2007 - The FIGC announce that the Serie A season will begin on August 26, 2007 and end on May 18, 2008.
  • August 19, 2007 - In the Italian Super Cup, Roma defeat Inter 1-0.
  • August 25, 2007 - Serie B season begins.
  • August 26, 2007 - Serie A season begins.
  • November 17, 2007 - Italy book their place in Euro 2008 with a win over Scotland.
  • December 2, 2007 - Italy drawn into Group C for Euro 2008 along with Holland, Romania, and France
  • May 18, 2008 - Inter successfully defends their title in Serie A.
  • June 15, 2008 - Lecce joins Bologna and Chievo as the teams promoted to Serie A.
  • June 17, 2008 - Italy finishes second in Group C in Euro 2008 and qualifies for the quarter-finals
  • June 22, 2008 - Italy is eliminated from Euro 2008 by Spain.
  • June 26, 2008 - Roberto Donadoni is fired as head coach; Marcello Lippi returns to the position.

Managerial changes[edit]

Name Club Date of departure Replacement Date of appointment
Fernando Orsi Livorno 9 October 2007[1] Giancarlo Camolese 10 October 2007[2]
Massimo Ficcadenti Reggina 1 November 2007[3] Renzo Ulivieri 1 November 2007[4]
Andrea Mandorlini Siena 12 November 2007[5] Mario Beretta 12 November 2007[5]
Marco Giampaolo Cagliari 13 November 2007[6] Nedo Sonetti 13 November 2007[7]
Stefano Colantuono Palermo 26 November 2007[8] Francesco Guidolin 27 November 2007[9]
Luigi Cagni Empoli 26 November 2007[10] Alberto Malesani 27 November 2007[11]

National team[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 12 9 2 1 22 9 +13 29
 France 12 8 2 2 25 5 +20 26
 Scotland 12 8 0 4 21 12 +9 24
 Ukraine 12 5 2 5 18 16 +2 17
 Lithuania 12 5 1 6 11 13 −2 16
 Georgia 12 3 1 8 16 19 −3 10
 Faroe Islands 12 0 0 12 4 43 −39 0
  Faroe Islands France Georgia (country) Italy Lithuania Scotland Ukraine
Faroe Islands  0–6 0–6 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–2
France  5–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–0
Georgia  3–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–1
Italy  3–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0
Lithuania  2–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–0
Scotland  6–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 3–1
Ukraine  5–0 2–2 3–2 1–2 1–0 2–0

Italy will continue their qualifying campaign for Euro 2008. They are coached by Roberto Donadoni.

Date Venue Opponents Score[12] Competition Italy scorers
August 22, 2007 Stadium Puskás Ferenc, Budapest (A)  Hungary
1-3
F
Antonio Di Natale
September 8, 2007 San Siro, Milan (H)  France
0-0
ECQ
September 12, 2007 NSC Olympiyskiy Stadium, Kiev (A)  Ukraine
2-1
ECQ
Antonio Di Natale (2)
October 13, 2007 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa (H)  Georgia
2-0
ECQ
Andrea Pirlo, Fabio Grosso
October 17, 2007 Stadio Artemio Franchi, Siena (H)  South Africa
2-0
F
Cristiano Lucarelli (2)
November 17, 2007 Hampden Park, Glasgow (A)  Scotland
2-1
ECQ
Luca Toni, Cristian Panucci
November 21, 2007 Stadio Alberto Braglia, Modena (H)  Faroe Islands
3-1
ECQ
Benjaminsen(o.g), Luca Toni, Giorgio Chiellini
February 6, 2008 Letzigrund, Zürich (N)  Portugal
3-1
F
Luca Toni, Andrea Pirlo, Fabio Quagliarella
March 26, 2008 Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, Elche (A)  Spain
0-1
F
May 30, 2008 Stadio Artemio Franchi, Siena (H)  Belgium
3-1
F
Antonio Di Natale (2), Mauro Camoranesi
June 9, 2008 Stade de Suisse, Bern (N)  Netherlands
0-3
EC (C)
June 13, 2008 Letzigrund, Zürich (N)  Romania
1-1
EC (C)
Cristian Panucci
June 17, 2008 Letzigrund, Zürich (N)  France
2-0
EC (C)
Andrea Pirlo (P), Daniele De Rossi
June 22, 2008 Ernst Happel, Vienna (N)  Spain
0-0 (2-4)
EC (Q)
Key
  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • N = Neutral site
  • ECQ = European Championship Qualifier
  • F = friendly
  • EC (C) = European Championship - Group C match
  • EC (Q) = European Championship - Quarter-final match

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
Serie A Inter
Coppa Italia Roma
Serie B Chievo
Serie C1 C1/A: Sassuolo
C1/B: Salernitana
Serie C2 C2/A: Pergocrema
C2/B: Reggiana
C2/C: Benevento
Coppa Italia Serie C Bassano Virtus
Serie D Girone A: Alessandria
Girone B: Como
Girone C: Itala San Marco
Girone D: Giacomense
Girone E: Figline
Girone F: Sangiustese
Girone G: Isola Liri
Girone H: Aversa Normanna
Girone I: Cosenza
Eccellenza Regionale See Winners
Italian Super Cup Roma

Transfer deals[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Livorno sack Orsi Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  2. ^ Livorno turn to Camolese Football Italia.Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  3. ^ Reggina sack Ficcadenti Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  4. ^ Reggina call on Ulivieri Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  5. ^ a b Mandorlini out, Beretta in Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  6. ^ Cagliari sack Giampaolo Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  7. ^ Cagliari appoint Sonetti Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  8. ^ Palermo sack Colantuono Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  9. ^ Guidolin's back at the Barbera Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  10. ^ Empoli axe Cagni Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  11. ^ Malesani: Why I chose Empoli Football Italia. Retrieved on December 9, 2007
  12. ^ Italy's score given first
  13. ^ "E' morto Erminio Favalli" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  14. ^ "È morto Lombardi. Ultima vittima della Sla" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2008-04-18.