1998–99 Serie A

The 1998–99 Serie A saw Milan win their 16th Scudetto, led by coach Alberto Zaccheroni. Lazio finished second, losing the title on the last day. Internazionale, with an often injured or rested Ronaldo, had a disastrous season, finishing in 8th position, whereas Juventus' impressive start was cut short by a bad injury to Alessandro Del Piero, and they wound up having an unimpressive season.

Serie A
Season1998–99
ChampionsMilan
16th title
RelegatedSalernitana
Sampdoria
Vicenza
Empoli
Champions LeagueMilan
Lazio
Fiorentina
Parma
UEFA CupRoma
Udinese
Bologna
Intertoto CupJuventus
Perugia
Matches played306
Goals scored845 (2.76 per match)
Top goalscorerMárcio Amoroso
(22 goals)

TeamsEdit

Salernitana, Venezia, Cagliari and Perugia had been promoted from Serie B.

Personnels and SponsoringEdit

Team Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Bari   Eugenio Fascetti Lotto TELE +
Bologna   Carlo Mazzone Diadora Granarolo
Cagliari   Gian Piero Ventura Biemme Pecorino Sardo
Empoli   Mauro Sandreani
  Corrado Orrico
Errea Sammontana
Fiorentina   Giovanni Trapattoni Fila Nintendo
Inter   Luigi Simoni
  Mircea Lucescu
  Luciano Castellini
  Roy Hodgson
Nike Pirelli
Juventus   Marcelo Lippi
  Carlo Ancelotti
Kappa D+ Liberta Digitale
Lazio   Sven-Göran Eriksson Puma Cirio
Milan   Alberto Zaccheroni Adidas Opel
Parma   Alberto Malesani Lotto Parmalat
Perugia   Ilario Castagner
  Vujadin Boškov
Galex No Sponsor
Piacenza   Giuseppe Materazzi Lotto Copra
Roma   Zdenek Zeman Diadora INA Assitalia
Salernitana   Delio Rossi
  Francesco Oddo
Asics Exigo Jeans & Casual
Sampdoria   Luciano Spalletti
  David Platt
Asics Daewoo
Udinese   Francesco Guidolin Diadora Telital
Venezia   Walter Novellino Kronos Emmezeta
Vicenza   Franco Colomba
  Edoardo Reja
Biemme Belfe

Number of teams by regionEdit

Region Number of teams Teams
1   Emilia-Romagna 3 Bologna, Parma and Piacenza
2   Lazio 2 Lazio and Roma
  Lombardy 2 Internazionale and Milan
  Tuscany 2 Empoli and Fiorentna
  Veneto 2 Venezia and Vicenza
6   Apulia 1 Bari
  Campania 1 Salernitana
  Friuli-Venezia Giulia 1 Udinese
  Liguria 1 Sampdoria
  Piedmont 1 Juventus
  Sardinia 1 Cagliari
  Umbria 1 Perugia

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Milan (C) 34 20 10 4 59 34 +25 70 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Lazio 34 20 9 5 65 31 +34 69
3 Fiorentina 34 16 8 10 55 41 +14 56 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Parma 34 15 10 9 55 36 +19 55
5 Roma 34 15 9 10 69 49 +20 54[a] Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
6 Udinese[b] 34 16 6 12 52 52 0 54
7 Juventus[c] 34 15 9 10 42 36 +6 54 Qualification to Intertoto Cup third round
8 Internazionale 34 13 7 14 59 54 +5 46
9 Bologna[d] 34 11 11 12 44 47 −3 44 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
10 Bari 34 9 15 10 39 44 −5 42[e]
11 Venezia 34 11 9 14 38 45 −7 42[e]
12 Piacenza 34 11 8 15 48 49 −1 41[f]
13 Cagliari 34 11 8 15 49 50 −1 41[f]
14 Perugia[g] 34 11 6 17 43 61 −18 39 Qualification to Intertoto Cup second round
15 Salernitana (R) 34 10 8 16 37 51 −14 38 Relegation to Serie B
16 Sampdoria (R) 34 9 10 15 38 55 −17 37
17 Vicenza (R) 34 8 9 17 27 47 −20 33
18 Empoli[h] (R) 34 4 10 20 26 63 −37 22
Source: 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. ^ ROM 7pts. JUV 5pts. UDI 4pts.
  2. ^ Udinese gained entry to the 1999-2000 UEFA Cup winning the UEFA Cup qualification match against Juventus
  3. ^ Juventus qualified to the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round.
  4. ^ Bologna gained entry to the 1999-2000 UEFA Cup winning the cup third place UEFA Cup qualification match against Internazionale
  5. ^ a b BAR 1-0 VEN, VEN 2-1 BAR
  6. ^ a b CAG 3-2 PIA, PIA 2-0 CAG
  7. ^ Perugia gained entry to the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round after the renounce of several teams.
  8. ^ Empoli were docked two points due to attempted bribery of referee during a match against Sampdoria on 25 October 1998.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAR BOL CAG EMP FIO INT JUV LAZ MIL PAR PER PIA ROM SAL SAM UDI VEN VIC
Bari 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–4 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–0
Bologna 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 4–2
Cagliari 3–3 0–1 5–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–2 4–3 3–1 5–0 1–2 0–1 1–0
Empoli 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–5 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–3 2–2 1–0
Fiorentina 2–2 1–0 4–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 5–1 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–0
Internazionale 2–3 3–1 5–1 5–1 2–0 0–0 3–5 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–0 4–1 2–1 3–0 1–3 6–2 1–1
Juventus 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–4 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–0
Lazio 0–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 3–0 4–1 3–3 6–1 5–2 3–1 2–0 1–1
Milan 2–2 3–0 1–0 4–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 3–2 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–0
Parma 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 0–0
Perugia 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–4 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 3–1
Piacenza 3–2 5–0 2–0 0–0 4–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–6 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 4–3 0–1 2–0
Roma 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 4–5 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 5–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–0
Salernitana 2–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–1
Sampdoria 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–2 4–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0
Udinese 4–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–3 1–5 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–1
Venezia 2–1 0–2 1–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–2
Vicenza 1–0 0–4 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 1–0 2–3 0–0
Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

UEFA Cup qualificationEdit

6th and 7th of Serie A:

Juventus1–1Udinese
Inzaghi   23' (pen.) Poggi   71'
Coppa Italia Third place:

Udinese and Bologna qualified to 1999–2000 UEFA Cup, while Juventus qualified for the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Márcio Amoroso Udinese 22
2   Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina 21
3   Oliver Bierhoff Milan 20
4   Marco Delvecchio Roma 18
5   Hernán Crespo Parma 16
  Roberto Muzzi Cagliari
7   Simone Inzaghi Piacenza 15
  Marcelo Salas Lazio
  Giuseppe Signori Bologna
10   Ronaldo Internazionale 14
11   Filippo Inzaghi Juventus 13

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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