1987–88 A.C. Milan season

In 1987 summer, Milan bet on Dutch draft: Marco van Basten and Ruud Gullit came to brace the side.[1] Coach role was given to Arrigo Sacchi, at his debut in Serie A.[2][3] Rossoneri soon failed European aims, having - also - play home matches on neutral ground (Lecce) for San Siro disqualification (issued in 1986).[4][5] They were beaten by Espanyol, in second round.[6][7]

A.C. Milan
1987–88 season
ChairmanSilvio Berlusconi
ManagerArrigo Sacchi
Serie A1st
Coppa ItaliaRound of 16
UEFA CupRound of 32
Top goalscorerLeague: Virdis (11)
All: Virdis (15)
Average home league attendance72,177
All statistics correct as of 15 May 1988.

Domestic league gave better results, with side stable at second place in mid season.[8][9][10] Retour half never saw Milan lose a game, for a trend that let him to recover points on Napoli.[11] Reigning champions wasted a match-ball with 2 matches left, when Milan won 3–2 at their home.[12] Following draws, against Juventus and Como, insured Scudetto.[13] It was the first domestic title since 1979, the eleventh overall.[14]

SquadEdit

GoalkeepersEdit

DefendersEdit

MidfieldersEdit

AttackersEdit

Serie AEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Milan (C) 30 17 11 2 43 14 +29 45 1988–89 European Cup
2 Napoli 30 18 6 6 55 27 +28 42 1988–89 UEFA Cup
3 Roma 30 15 8 7 39 26 +13 38
4 Sampdoria 30 13 11 6 41 30 +11 37 1988–89 European Cup Winners' Cup
5 Internazionale 30 11 10 9 42 35 +7 32 1988–89 UEFA Cup
Source: 1987–88 Serie A,RSSSF.com
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).[15]
(C) Champion.

MatchesEdit

StatisticsEdit

Players statisticsEdit

Appearances and goals in domestic league.[16]

F.Galli (30); G.Galli (30/−12); Gullit (29/9); Donadoni (29/4); Tassotti (28); Ancelotti (27/2); Evani (27/2); Baresi (27/1); Massaro (26/4); Colombo (26/3); Maldini (26/2); Virdis (25/11); Bortolazzi (13/1); Van Basten (11/3); Mussi (11); Costacurta (7); Bianchi (3); Verga (3); Cappellini (2); Mannari (1).

Coppa ItaliaEdit

First round

Eightfinals

UEFA CupEdit

First round

Second round

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fabrizio Bocca (July 1, 1987). "Milan, Juve e Roma sconvolte Hanno già prenotato i migliori". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 23.
  2. ^ Gianni Mura (July 3, 1987). "E un giorno Sacchi giocò in difesa". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 45.
  3. ^ Gianni Mura (July 28, 1987). "Straordinari per il Milan". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 20.
  4. ^ Licia Granello (September 17, 1987). "Il Milan è un gigante smarrito". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 18.
  5. ^ Licia Granello (October 1, 1987). "È un Milan preciso". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 20.
  6. ^ Licia Granello (October 22, 1987). "Il Milan è già disperato". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 25.
  7. ^ Licia Granello (November 5, 1987). "Un Milan senza attacco Una partita senza storia". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 33.
  8. ^ Gianni Brera (November 24, 1987). "Caro Napoli, vai troppo forte". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 33.
  9. ^ Licia Granello (January 20, 1988). "Il mio calcio è come un look". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 30.
  10. ^ Gianni Brera (January 26, 1988). "Ma anche le grandi sentono la fatica". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 24.
  11. ^ Massimo Bucchi (March 22, 1988). "E l' algebra decide il campionato". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 22.
  12. ^ Licia Granello (May 3, 1988). "Ma non è ancora scudetto". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 34.
  13. ^ Gianni Mura (May 17, 1988). "1988, anno del mio calcio". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 23.
  14. ^ Gianni Brera (May 17, 1988). "Cari campioni, vi vedo così..." la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 24.
  15. ^ "Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  16. ^ Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio 1989 (in Italian). Modena: Panini Group. 1988.
  17. ^ Stadium chosen due to is more attendance-capacity than Stadio Brianteo: Nino Sormani (31 August 1987), "Primi fischi per il Milan olandese", La Stampa, p. 20
  18. ^ Due to no authorized Barletta: Panini, p. 482 .
  19. ^ a b Due to San Siro was suspended, Milan has played the match in Lecce; cfr. Luca Argentieri (10 July 1987), "Real - Napoli è già finale", la Repubblica, p. 31

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