1997â€“98 Serie A
The 1997/98 season was the 67th season of the Serie A Italian professional football and launched on 31 August 1997. Due to the Football World Cup 1998 in France, the season ended on May 16, 1998. Champion was like last year, Juventus. The transition into the second class had to play Brescia Calcio, Atalanta, Lecce and Napoli. Scorer with 27 goals, Oliver Bierhoff of Udinese Calcio.
Course of the season
According to the rather scarce playing time last year Inter boss Massimo Moratti had opened the purse and found new players available for almost € 100 million, among them the World Footballer of the Year 1996 Ronaldo from FC Barcelona. Despite all the investments it should again not sufficient for a title. Inter sat Although from the beginning the top, but ultimately lost at the end of the season more and more in touch with the leaders Juventus Turin. The title fight, in which also the surprise team of the season Udinese Calcio with Oliver Bierhoff mitmischte over a longer period, has long been the plaything of usual suspects before a run of six defeats in seven games to the end of season, Lazio Rome not only the title but also the European Cup participation cost. AC Milan played again a disappointing season by his standards, it could change little even Fabio Capello, who had previously won with Real Madrid, the Spanish championship. The transition into the second division compete, had to go more than 33 years of highly indebted SSC Napoli, which almost the entire season ranked virtually relegated to the last place. With Napoli in Serie B also had the two newly promoted Brescia Calcio and U.S. Lecce. Atalanta, which still occupied a secure mid-table in the preseason, could not compensate for the loss of top scorer Filippo Inzaghi and increased with only 25 goals scored in Serie B from. Inzaghi had brought it last season for Bergamo alone on 24 results.
In case of equality, the direct comparison decides
(in brackets the matches and goals are specified)
- Goal: Angelo Peruzzi (31 / -), Michelangelo Rampulla (5 / -)
- Defense: Salvatore Aronica (1 / - ); Alessandro Birindelli (29 / - ); Ciro Ferrara ( 17/1 ); Mark Iuliano (25/ 1); Paolo Montero (26 / - ); Gianluca Pessotto (21 / - ); Dimas Teixeira (21 / - ); Moreno Torricelli (20 / - ); Marco Zamboni (1 / -)
- Midfielder Antonio Conte (28/ 4); Edgar Davids (20/ 1); Didier Deschamps (25 / - ); Angelo Di Livio (30 / - ); Fabio Pecchia (21/ 1); Alessio Tacchinardi (23/ 1); Zinedine Zidane (32/ 7)
- Storm: Nicola Amoruso ( 10/2); Alessandro Del Piero (32/ 21); Daniel Fonseca (15/ 4); Filippo Inzaghi (31/ 18); Michele Padovano (1 / - ); Marcelo Zalayeta ( 5/1)
- Coach: Marcello Lippi