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1997–98 Serie A

Serie A
Season 1997–98
Champions Juventus
25th title
Relegated Brescia
Atalanta
Lecce
Napoli
Champions League Juventus (group stage)
Internazionale (second round)
UEFA Cup Udinese
Fiorentina
Roma
Cup Winners' Cup Lazio
Intertoto Cup Bologna (third round)
Sampdoria (second round)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 835 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorer Oliver Bierhoff (27)
1996–97
1998–99

The 1997–98 Serie A title was Juventus won its 25th national title, with Inter Milan placed second and qualified to the Champions League 1998-1999. Udinese, Roma, Fiorentina, Parma qualified to the UEFA Cup 1998-1999. Lazio qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners Cup courtesy of winning the Coppa Italia. Bologna and Sampdoria qualified to 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Brescia, Atalanta, Lecce and Napoli were relegated to Serie B.

Personnel and Sponsoring

Team Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atalanta Emiliano Mondonico Asics Somet
Bari Eugenio Fascetti Lotto Transport Gio Bi
Bologna Renzo Ulivieri Macron Granarolo
Brescia Edoardo Reja Garman Ristora
Empoli Luciano Spalletti Errea Sammontana
Fiorentina Alberto Malesani Fila Nintendo
Internazionale Luigi Simoni Umbro Pirelli
Juventus Marcelo Lippi Kappa Sony Minidisc
Lazio Sven-Göran Eriksson Umbro Cirio
Lecce Angelo Pereni Asics Banca 121
Milan Fabio Capello Lotto Opel
Napoli Giovanni Galeone Nike Polenghi
Parma Carlo Ancelotti Puma Parmalat
Piacenza Vincenzo Guerini Lotto No Sponsor
Roma Zdeněk Zeman Diadora INA Assitalia
Sampdoria Vujadin Boškov Asics Daewoo
Udinese Alberto Zaccheroni Hummel Atreyu
Vicenza Francesco Guidolin Lotto Pal Zileri

Teams and stadiums

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

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus (C) 34 21 11 2 67 28 +39 74 1998–99 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Internazionale 34 21 6 7 62 27 +35 69
3 Udinese 34 19 7 8 62 40 +22 64 1998–99 UEFA Cup First round
4 Roma 34 16 11 7 67 42 +25 59
5 Fiorentina 34 15 12 7 65 36 +29 57
6 34 15 12 7 55 39 +16 57
7 Lazio 34 16 8 10 53 30 +23 56 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round
8 Bologna 34 12 12 10 55 46 +9 48 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
9 Sampdoria 34 13 9 12 52 55 −3 48 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 Empoli 34 10 7 17 50 58 −8 37
13 Piacenza 34 7 16 11 29 38 −9 37
14 Vicenza 34 9 9 16 36 61 −25 36
15 Brescia (R) 34 9 8 17 45 63 −18 35 Relegation to 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  (R) 34 2 8 24 25 76 −51 14

Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C)=Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q)=Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results

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|}Source: lega-calcio.it (Italian)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorers

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 21
6 Vincenzo Montella Sampdoria 20
7 Filippo Inzaghi Juventus 18
8 Dario Hübner Brescia 16
9 Luis Oliveira Fiorentina 15
10 Abel Balbo Roma 14
Carmine Esposito Empoli 14

References and sources

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

External links

  • All results on RSSSF
  • 1997–98 Serie A squads


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