1997–98 Serie A

The 1997–98 Serie A saw Juventus win their 25th national title, with Internazionale placing second; both teams qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League. Udinese, Roma, Fiorentina, Parma qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup. Lazio qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners Cup courtesy of winning the Coppa Italia. Bologna and Sampdoria qualified for the 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Brescia, Atalanta, Lecce and Napoli were relegated to Serie B.

Serie A
Season1997–98
ChampionsJuventus
25th title
RelegatedBrescia
Atalanta
Lecce
Napoli
Champions LeagueJuventus
Internazionale
Cup Winners' CupLazio
UEFA CupUdinese
Fiorentina
Roma
Parma
Intertoto CupBologna
Sampdoria
Matches played306
Goals scored835 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorerOliver Bierhoff
(27 goals)

Personnel and SponsoringEdit

Team Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atalanta   Emiliano Mondonico Asics Somet
Bari   Eugenio Fascetti Lotto Transport Gio Bi
Bologna   Renzo Ulivieri Diadora Granarolo
Brescia   Giuseppe Materazzi
  Paolo Ferrario
  Edigio Salvi
Erreà Ristora
Empoli   Luciano Spalletti Erreà Sammontana
Fiorentina   Alberto Malesani Fila Nintendo
Internazionale   Luigi Simoni Umbro Pirelli
Juventus   Marcello Lippi Kappa Sony Minidisc
Lazio   Sven-Göran Eriksson Umbro Cirio
Lecce   Cesare Prandelli
  Angelo Pereni
  Nedo Sonetti
Asics Banca 121
Milan   Fabio Capello Lotto Opel
Napoli   Bortolo Mutti
  Carlo Mazzone
  Giovanni Galeone
  Vincenzo Montefusco
Nike Polenghi
Parma   Carlo Ancelotti Puma Parmalat
Piacenza   Vincenzo Guerini Lotto No Sponsor
Roma   Zdeněk Zeman Diadora INA Assitalia
Sampdoria   César Luis Menotti
  Vujadin Boškov
Asics Daewoo
Udinese   Alberto Zaccheroni Hummel Atreyu
Vicenza   Francesco Guidolin Lotto Pal Zileri

Teams and stadiumsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Atalanta Bergamo Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 26,542
Bari* Bari Stadio San Nicola 58,270
Bologna Bologna Stadio Renato Dall'Ara 38,279
Brescia* Brescia Stadio Mario Rigamonti 16,308
Empoli* Empoli Stadio Carlo Castellani 19,795
Fiorentina Florence Stadio Artemio Franchi 47,282
Internazionale Milan San Siro 80,074
Juventus Turin Stadio delle Alpi 69,295
Lazio Rome Stadio Olimpico 72,698
Lecce* Lecce Stadio Via del Mare 33,876
Milan Milan San Siro 80,018
Napoli Naples Stadio San Paolo 60,240
Parma Parma Stadio Ennio Tardini 27,906
Piacenza Piacenza Stadio Leonardo Garilli 27,906
Roma Rome Stadio Olimpico 72,698
Sampdoria Genoa Stadio Luigi Ferraris 36,685
Udinese Udine Stadio Friuli2 30,642
Vicenza Vicenza Stadio Romeo Menti 17,163

(*) Promoted from Serie B.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 34 21 11 2 67 28 +39 74 Qualification for the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Internazionale 34 21 6 7 62 27 +35 69 Qualification for the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying round
3 Udinese 34 19 7 8 62 40 +22 64 Qualification for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup
4 Roma 34 16 11 7 67 42 +25 59
5 Fiorentina 34 15 12 7 65 36 +29 57[a]
6 Parma 34 15 12 7 55 39 +16 57
7 Lazio 34 16 8 10 53 30 +23 56 Qualification for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup[b]
8 Bologna 34 12 12 10 55 46 +9 48[c] Qualification for the 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
9 Sampdoria 34 13 9 12 52 55 −3 48 Qualification for the 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
10 Milan 34 11 11 12 37 43 −6 44
11 Bari 34 10 8 16 30 45 −15 38
12 Piacenza 34 7 16 11 29 38 −9 37
13 Empoli 34 10 7 17 50 58 −8 37
14 Vicenza 34 9 9 16 36 61 −25 36
15 Brescia (R) 34 9 8 17 45 63 −18 35 Relegation to 1998–99 Serie B
16 Atalanta (R) 34 7 11 16 25 48 −23 32
17 Lecce (R) 34 6 8 20 32 72 −40 26
18 Napoli (R) 34 2 8 24 25 76 −51 14
Source: 1997–98 Serie A, RSSSF.com, Soccerway
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. ^ Fiorentina finished ahead of Parma on head-to-head points: FIO 1–1 PAR; PAR 1–2 FIO.
  2. ^ Lazio qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round as the 1997–98 Coppa Italia champions.
  3. ^ Bologna finished ahead of Sampdoria on head-to-head points: BOL 2–2 SAM; SAM 2–3 BOL.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ATA BAR BOL BRE EMP FIO INT JUV LAZ LCE MIL NAP PAR PIA ROM SAM UDI VIC
Atalanta 2–0 4–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–3
Bari 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–5 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–3 0–1 0–0 0–0
Bologna 0–0 4–3 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–4 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–0 5–1 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 3–1
Brescia 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 0–4 4–0
Empoli 1–0 2–3 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 5–1 0–1 5–0 2–0 2–3 1–3 4–1 1–0 3–2
Fiorentina 5–0 3–1 1–1 5–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–3 5–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1
Internazionale 4–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 5–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 2–1
Juventus 3–1 1–0 3–2 4–0 5–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–0 4–1 2–0
Lazio 0–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–4 3–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–3 4–0
Lecce 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–5 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–2 0–1
Milan 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1
Napoli 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–4 1–2 0–4 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0
Parma 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–1
Piacenza 3–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–3 1–0 0–2 1–1
Roma 3–0 2–1 2–1 5–0 4–3 4–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 3–1 5–0 6–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–2
Sampdoria 2–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–3 6–3 5–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 2–1
Udinese 1–0 2–0 4–3 3–1 2–2 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 6–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 3–2 3–0
Vicenza 1–0 1–2 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–5 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–3 1–4 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3
Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Oliver Bierhoff Udinese 27
2   Ronaldo Internazionale 25
3   Roberto Baggio Bologna 22
4   Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina 21
  Alessandro Del Piero Juventus
6   Vincenzo Montella Sampdoria 20
7   Filippo Inzaghi Juventus 18
8   Dario Hübner Brescia 16
9   Luís Oliveira Fiorentina 15
10   Abel Balbo Roma 14
  Carmine Esposito Empoli
12   Francesco Totti Roma 13
13   Paulo Sérgio Roma 12
  Hernán Crespo Parma
  Kennet Andersson Bologna
16   Pavel Nedvěd Lazio 11

Top assistersEdit

Rank Player Club Assists
1   Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 12
  Roberto Mancini Lazio
3   Francesco Totti Roma 10
  Cafu Roma
  Enrico Chiesa Parma
  Francesco Moriero Internazionale
7   Ibrahim Ba Milan 9
  Zinedine Zidane Juventus
  Roberto Baggio Bologna
  Rui Costa Fiorentina
  Kennet Andersson Bologna

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Club Against Result Date
  Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina Udinese 3-2 31 August 1997
  Dario Hübner Brescia Sampdoria 3-3 13 September 1997
  Abel Balbo Roma Napoli 6-2 5 October 1997
  Roberto Baggio Bologna Napoli 5-1 2 November 1997
  Alessandro Del Piero Juventus Empoli 5-2 21 December 1997
  Vincenzo Montella Sampdoria Napoli 6-3 21 December 1997
  Ronaldo Internazionale Lecce 5-0 15 February 1998
  Kennet Andersson Bologna Sampdoria 3-2 29 March 1998
  George Weah Milan Atalanta 3-0 11 April 1998
  Filippo Inzaghi Juventus Bologna 3-2 10 May 1998

Number of teams by regionEdit

Region Number of teams Teams
1   Lombardy 4 Atalanta, Brescia, Internazionale and Milan
2   Emilia-Romagna 3 Bologna, Parma and Piacenza
3   Apulia 2 Bari and Lecce
  Lazio 2 Lazio and Roma
  Tuscany 2 Empoli and Fiorentna
6   Campania 1 Napoli
  Friuli-Venezia Giulia 1 Udinese
  Liguria 1 Sampdoria
  Piedmont 1 Juventus
  Veneto 1 Vicenza

References and sourcesEdit

  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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