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The 1987–88 Serie A was won by Milan.

Serie A
Season1987 (1987)–88
ChampionsMilan
11th title
RelegatedAvellino
Empoli
European CupMilan
Cup Winners' CupSampdoria
UEFA CupNapoli
Roma
Internazionale
Juventus
Matches played240
Goals scored504 (2.1 per match)
Top goalscorerDiego Maradona
(15 goals)
All statistics correct as of 15 May 1988.

Contents

TeamsEdit

Pescara, Pisa and Cesena had been promoted from Serie B.

Season summaryEdit

The summer of 1987 brought notable players in Italian championship: Vincenzo Scifo (for Internazionale), Ian Rush (Juventus), Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten (Milan).[1] Napoli started better than rivals, leading the group after five matches.[2] Inter and Juventus, en fact, had several issues.[3]

Reigning champions retained top-place in autumn and winter,[4][5] not meeting obstacles.[6] In spring times Napoli, however, got a slower step:[7] it was useful to help Milan's comeback, with Rossoneri able to recover a good number of points.[8] Head-to-head match, played on 1 May 1988, smiled to Northern side that reported a 3–2 win.[9] Milan then got just two points but – for his chance – Napoli resulted worse losing both matches.[10] It led to Milan's 11th title and its first since 1979.[11] This season was the last with 16 teams playing, as two relegations and four promotions from Serie B caused, starting 1988–89, the presence of 18 clubs.

Final classificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Milan (C) 30 17 11 2 43 14 +29 45 European Cup
2 Napoli 30 18 6 6 55 27 +28 42 UEFA Cup
3 Roma 30 15 8 7 39 26 +13 38
4 Sampdoria 30 13 11 6 41 30 +11 37 Cup Winners' Cup
5 Internazionale 30 11 10 9 42 35 +7 32 UEFA Cup
6 Juventus 30 11 9 10 35 30 +5 31 UEFA Cup qualification
7 Torino 30 8 15 7 33 30 +3 31 UEFA Cup qualification
8 Fiorentina 30 9 10 11 29 33 −4 28
9 Cesena 30 7 12 11 23 32 −9 26
10 Hellas Verona 30 7 11 12 23 30 −7 25
10 Como 30 6 13 11 22 37 −15 25
12 Ascoli 30 6 12 12 30 37 −7 24
12 Pisa 30 6 12 12 23 30 −7 24
12 Pescara 30 8 8 14 27 44 −17 24
15 Avellino (R) 30 5 13 12 19 39 −20 23 Serie B 1988-89
16 Empoli (R, D) 30 6 13 11 20 30 −10 20[a]
Source: Panini
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) tie-breaker 3)goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Empoli was penalised of 5 points from the start of the season.

Two relegation only to expand the league.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ASC AVE CES COM EMP FIO INT JUV MIL NAP PES PIS ROM SAM TOR VER
Ascoli 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–1
Avellino 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–0
Cesena 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–0
Como 3–1 0–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1
Empoli 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0
Fiorentina 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 4–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
Internazionale 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 4–2 3–1 0–1 1–1
Juventus 1–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 4–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0
Milan 2–0 3–0 3–0 5–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–0
Napoli 2–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–3 6–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–1 4–1
Pescara 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–0
Pisa 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0
Roma 3–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 5–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0
Sampdoria 2–0 2–0 4–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–1
Torino 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 1–1
Hellas Verona 2–1 4–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 0–2
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

UEFA Cup qualificationEdit

Juventus qualified for 1988–89 UEFA Cup.

Top goalscorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gianni Brera (12 September 1987). "I giorni del calcio". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 1.
  2. ^ Gianni Mura (13 October 1987). "Il fenomeno Napoli". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 23.
  3. ^ Gianni Brera (27 October 1987). "Qualcosa di travolgente". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 45.
  4. ^ Gianni Brera (3 November 1987). "Maradona padre nostro". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 35.
  5. ^ Gianni Brera (24 November 1987). "Caro Napoli, vai troppo forte". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 33.
  6. ^ "Da Boniperti complimenti al Napoli". la Repubblica (in Italian). 24 December 1987. p. 19.
  7. ^ Gianni Brera (22 March 1988). "Favole per la primavera". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 23.
  8. ^ Gianni Mura (19 April 1988). "Vi dà fastidio lo scudetto bis?". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 34.
  9. ^ Licia Granello (3 May 1988). "Ma non è ancora scudetto". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 34.
  10. ^ Gianni Mura (15 May 1988). "La rivoluzione del sor Capanna". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 23.
  11. ^ Massimo Agostini (17 May 1988). "Juve, ancora lacrime". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 26.

SourcesEdit

  • Panini Group, ed. (1988). Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio 1989 (in Italian). Modena.

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