1989–90 Serie A

The 1989–90 Serie A season was another successful year for Napoli, with Diego Maradona being among the leading goalscorers in Serie A (16 goals), behind Marco van Basten of Milan (19 goals) and Roberto Baggio of Fiorentina (17 goals). But while Baggio's Fiorentina narrowly avoided relegation, Maradona's Napoli won their second Serie A title in four seasons, while Van Basten helped Milan retain the European Cup as compensation for their failure to win the Serie A title, having finished two points behind Napoli. Demoted to Serie B for 1990–91 were Udinese, Hellas Verona, Cremonese and Ascoli. In Europe, Sampdoria won the Cup Winners Cup and Juventus the UEFA Cup, making this year the most successful in Italian football history.

Serie A
Season1989 (1989)–90
ChampionsNapoli
2nd title
RelegatedUdinese
Hellas Verona
Cremonese
Ascoli
European CupNapoli
Milan
Cup Winners' CupJuventus
Sampdoria
UEFA CupInternazionale
Roma
Atalanta
Bologna
Matches played306
Goals scored684 (2.24 per match)
Top goalscorerMarco van Basten
(19 goals)
Longest winning run22 matches
Milan
Longest unbeaten run17 matches
Milan
Longest winless run4 matches
Ascoli
Longest losing run17 matches
Ascoli

TeamsEdit

Genoa, Bari, Udinese and Cremonese had been promoted from Serie B.

Final classificationEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Napoli (C) 34 21 9 4 57 31 +26 51 Qualification to European Cup first round
2 Milan[a] 34 22 5 7 56 27 +29 49
3 Internazionale 34 17 10 7 55 32 +23 44 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
4 Juventus[b] 34 15 14 5 56 36 +20 44 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup first round
5 Sampdoria[c] 34 16 11 7 46 26 +20 43
6 Roma 34 14 13 7 45 40 +5 41 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
7 Atalanta 34 12 11 11 36 43 −7 35
8 Bologna 34 9 16 9 29 36 −7 34
9 Lazio 34 8 15 11 34 33 +1 31
10 Bari 34 6 19 9 34 37 −3 31
11 Genoa 34 6 17 11 27 31 −4 29
12 Fiorentina 34 7 14 13 41 42 −1 28
13 Cesena 34 6 16 12 26 36 −10 28
14 Lecce 34 10 8 16 29 46 −17 28
15 Udinese (R) 34 6 15 13 37 51 −14 27 Relegation to Serie B
16 Hellas Verona (R) 34 6 13 15 27 44 −17 25
17 Cremonese (R) 34 5 13 16 29 50 −21 23
18 Ascoli (R) 34 4 13 17 20 43 −23 21
Source: 1989–90 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).[1]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Milan qualified for the 1990–91 European Cup as defending champions.
  2. ^ Juventus qualified for the 1990–91 European Cup Winners' Cup as the 1989–90 Coppa Italia champions.
  3. ^ Sampdoria qualified for the 1990–91 European Cup Winners' Cup as defending champions.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ASC ATA BAR BOL CES CRE FIO GEN INT JUV LAZ LEC MIL NAP ROM SAM UDI VER
Ascoli 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1
Atalanta 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 4–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–0
Bari 2–2 4–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 2–1
Bologna 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–4 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0
Cesena 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 4–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0
Cremonese 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–3 2–2 1–1
Fiorentina 5–1 4–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–3 0–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 3–1
Genoa 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–1
Internazionale 0–0 7–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–3 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0
Juventus 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
Lazio 3–0 1–2 2–2 3–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–3 3–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–0
Lecce 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–0
Milan 2–1 3–1 4–0[a] 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–2 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0
Napoli 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0
Roma 0–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 5–2
Sampdoria 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 4–2 3–1 1–0
Udinese 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–4 4–3 2–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–3 2–1
Hellas Verona 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–4 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–0
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The match was played at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Marco van Basten Milan 19
2   Roberto Baggio Fiorentina 17
3   Diego Maradona Napoli 16
4   Salvatore Schillaci Juventus 15
5   Rudi Völler Roma 14
6   Massimo Agostini Cesena 13
  Gustavo Dezotti Cremonese
  Jürgen Klinsmann Internazionale
9   Abel Balbo Udinese 11
  Roberto Mancini Sampdoria
  Lothar Matthäus Internazionale
12   Stefano Desideri Roma 10
  Gianluca Vialli Sampdoria
  Careca Napoli
  Daniele Massaro Milan

References and sourcesEdit

  1. ^ Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005"Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005

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