2004–05 Serie A

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Serie A
Season 2004–05
Champions Not awarded (Juventus were stripped of their title due to match fixing)
Relegated Bologna
Brescia
Atalanta
Champions League Juventus (Group stage)
Milan (Group stage)
Internazionale (Third qualifying round)
Udinese (Third qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Sampdoria
Palermo
Roma
Matches played 380
Goals scored 960 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Cristiano Lucarelli (24)
Highest scoring Livorno 4–6 Parma
Average attendance 26,098
2004–05 Serie A team distribution

In the 2004–05 season, the Serie A, the highest professional football league in Italy, was expanded to contain 20 clubs, which played 38 matches against each other, rather than the 34 matches in previous seasons.

The first two teams qualified directly to UEFA Champions League, teams ending in the 3rd and 4th places had to play Champions League qualifications, teams ending in the 5th and 6th places qualified to UEFA Cup (another spot was given to the winner of Coppa Italia), while the last three teams were to be relegated in Serie B, the Italian second division.

Juventus finished as champions, although they were later stripped of the title due to their involvement in the 2006 Serie A scandal. Runners-up AC Milan were also implicated in the scandal, and as a result that season's title was not awarded to any club. Udinese qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history; Palermo, in its first Serie A campaign in over 30 years, finished in 6th place, qualifying for the UEFA Cup for the first time in its history; Roma qualified for the UEFA Cup as the runners-up in the Coppa Italia because the cup winner, Internazionale, already qualified for the Champions League.

Two teams, Brescia and Atalanta, were directly relegated to Serie B, while the third relegation place was to be decided among three teams, Fiorentina, Bologna, and Parma; counting only the so-called classifica avulsa, that is the table composed solely by the six matches between the three teams, Bologna and Parma had fewer points, and played the relegation tiebreaker; the tiebreaker was won by Parma, defeated 0–1 at home but winning 0–2 away in the return match. This method of classifying teams on equal points totals was abolished for the 2005–06 season.

Personnel and Sponsoring[edit]

Team Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atalanta Italy Andrea Mandorlini
Italy Delio Rossi
Asics Promatech
Bologna Italy Carlo Mazzone Macron Amica Chips
Brescia Italy Gianni De Biasi
Italy Alberto Cavasin
Kappa Banca Lombarda e Piemontese
Cagliari Italy Daniele Arrigoni A-Line Terra Sarda
Chievo Italy Mario Beretta
Italy Maurizio D'Angelo
Joma Paluani
Fiorentina Italy Emiliano Mondonico
Italy Sergio Buso
Italy Dino Zoff
Adidas Toyota
Inter Italy Roberto Mancini Nike Pirelli
Juventus Italy Fabio Capello Nike SKY Sports
Lazio Italy Giuseppe Papadopulo
Italy Domenico Caso
Puma Parmacotto
Lecce Czech Republic Zdenek Zeman Asics Salento
Livorno Italy Franco Colomba
Italy Roberto Donadoni
Asics Banca Carige
Milan Italy Carlo Ancelotti Adidas Opel
Messina Italy Bortolo Mutti Legea Caffe Miscela D'Oro
Parma Italy Silvio Baldini
Italy Pietro Carmignani
Champion Champion
Palermo Italy Francesco Guidolin Lotto Provincia di Palermo
Reggina Italy Walter Mazzarri Asics Gicos
Roma Italy Cesare Prandelli
Germany Rudi Völler
Italy Ezio Sella
Italy Luigi Del Neri
Italy Bruno Conti
Diadora Mazda
Sampdoria Italy Walter Novellino Kappa ERG
Siena Italy Luigi Simoni
Italy Luigi De Canio
Lotto Monte Paschi Vita
Udinese Italy Luciano Spalletti Le Coq Sportif Kia Motors

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 UEFA 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[edit]

Home ╲ Away ATA BOL BRE CAG CHV FIO INT JUV LAZ LCE LIV MES MIL PAL PAR REG ROM SAM SIE UDI
Atalanta 2–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 1–0 2–3 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1
Bologna 2–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–1
Brescia 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–3 0–2 0–1 2–3 2–1 0–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1
Cagliari 3–3 1–0 2–1 4–2 1–0 3–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–1
Chievo 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–0
Fiorentina 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 2–3 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 2–2
Internazionale 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 5–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–1
Juventus 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 5–2 4–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–1
Lazio 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–3 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–1
Lecce 1–0 1–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 2–2 2–2 0–1 5–3 3–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–2 3–4
Livorno 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–3 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 3–6 1–2
Messina 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–4 1–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–3 2–2 4–1 1–0
Milan 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 6–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 5–2 2–2 1–2 3–3 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–1
Palermo 1–0 1–0 3–3 3–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–0 3–3 3–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–5
Parma 2–2 1–2 2–1 3–2 2–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–1 6–4 0–0 1–2 3–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0
Reggina 0–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 0–1 3–3 0–0
Roma 2–1 1–1 2–2 5–1 0–0 1–0 3–3 1–2 0–0 2–2 3–0 3–2 0–2 1–1 5–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–3
Sampdoria 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–3 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–0
Siena 2–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–4 2–1 2–3
Udinese 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–2 3–3 1–1 1–0

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.

Relegation tie-breaker[edit]

14 June 2005
20:30 CEST
Parma 0–1 Bologna
Tare Goal 18'
Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma
Attendance: 27,333
Referee: Stefano Farina (Novi Ligure)

18 June 2005
20:30 CEST
Bologna 0–2 Parma
Cardone Goal 17'
Gilardino Goal 45+2'

Bologna F.C. 1909 relegated to Serie B.

Top scorers[edit]

Place Scorer Scored Team
1 Italy Cristiano Lucarelli 24 Livorno
2 Italy Alberto Gilardino 23 Parma
3 Italy Vincenzo Montella 21 Roma
4 Italy Luca Toni 20 Palermo
5 Serbia and Montenegro Mirko Vučinić 19 Lecce
6 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 17 Milan
7 Brazil Adriano 16 Inter Milan
Italy Mauro Esposito 16 Cagliari
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 16 Juventus
10 Italy David Di Michele 15 Udinese

References and sources[edit]

  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio 2006, Panini Edizioni, Modena, November 2006

External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]