1987–88 Serie A

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)
Longest winning run18 matches
Napoli
Longest unbeaten run19 matches
Milan
Longest winless run5 matches
Avellino
Longest losing run14 matches
Pescara
All statistics correct as of 15 May 1988.

TeamsEdit

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

Season summaryEdit

The summer of 1987 brought notable players into the 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, in fact, had several issues.[3]

The reigning champions retained top-place in autumn and winter,[4][5] not meeting obstacles.[6] In spring Napoli, however, got a slower step:[7] helping Milan's comeback, with the Rossoneri able to recover a good number of points.[8] Their head-to-head match, played on 1 May 1988, smiled to the Northern side that reported a 3–2 win.[9] Milan then got just two points but Napoli did even 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 Qualification to European Cup
2 Napoli 30 18 6 6 55 27 +28 42 Qualification to UEFA Cup
3 Roma 30 15 8 7 39 26 +13 38
4 Sampdoria 30 13 11 6 41 30 +11 37 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup
5 Internazionale 30 11 10 9 42 35 +7 32 Qualification to UEFA Cup
6 Juventus[a] 30 11 9 10 35 30 +5 31
7 Torino 30 8 15 7 33 30 +3 31
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
11 Como 30 6 13 11 22 37 −15 25
12 Ascoli 30 6 12 12 30 37 −7 24
13 Pisa 30 6 12 12 23 30 −7 24
14 Pescara 30 8 8 14 27 44 −17 24
15 Avellino (R) 30 5 13 12 19 39 −20 23 Relegation to Serie B
16 Empoli[b] (D, R) 30 6 13 11 20 30 −10 20
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.[12]
(C) Champion; (D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Juventus won the UEFA Cup qualification match against Torino 0–0*(4:2) then qualified to 1988–89 UEFA Cup.
  2. ^ Empoli was penalised of 5 points from the start of the season.

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]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

UEFA Cup qualificationEdit

Juventus qualified for 1988–89 UEFA Cup.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Diego Maradona Napoli 15
2   Careca Napoli 13
3   Pietro Paolo Virdis Milan 11
  Giuseppe Giannini Roma
5   Gianluca Vialli Sampdoria 10
6   Ruud Gullit Milan 9
  Walter Schachner Avellino
  Alessandro Altobelli Internazionale
  Toni Polster Torino

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.
  12. ^ "Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.

SourcesEdit

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

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