1998â€“99 Serie A
The 1998/99 season was the 68th season of the Italian Serie A and launched on 13 September 1998., The season was ended with the 34th Round on 23 May 1999. The scudetto, the champion, the AC Milan took. Descent had Salernitana Sport, Sampdoria Genoa, Vicenza Calcio and FC Empoli. Scorer with 22 goals was Márcio Amoroso from Udinese Calcio.
Course of the season
After two years in mediocrity Serie A managed AC Milan, according to previously titelosen three years to win the Scudetto. Giovanni Trapattoni, just returned from Bayern Munich to Italy, playing with Fiorentina to the table top with. 16 times the Fiorentina held the championship lead before the end of the season the level of performance could not be maintained. At the end of third place was occupied and thus managed to qualify for the Champions League. A disappointing season saw the reigning champions Juventus, the (1997 1-3 against Borussia Dortmund, 0-1 against Real Madrid in 1998 ) remained after two successive lost finals in the Champions League and in Serie A behind expectations, the season in seventh place finished and managed to qualify for the UEFA Intertoto Cup.
Unlike the season went well for Inter Milan. Started with high investments and ambitions in the season, you had to watch the end with how the city rivals AC hailed the championship. The championship was long a four-way battle in the course had to Fiorentina and Parma soon defeated. Lazio, however, a playful six -point lead and stumbled, while AC Milan launched a fightback. The last seven games could all decide for the Rossoneri and the Romans intercept the 33rd Round of the table top. Descent had next to the FC Empoli, Vicenza Calcio and Movers Salernitana Sport also the former champion Sampdoria, who had to join the in the B series, eight years after winning the title.
In case of equality, the direct comparison decides
- The FC Empoli was due to an alleged attempted bribery two points deducted
The cross table presents the results of all games this season represents the home team is listed in the left column, the visiting team on the top line.
(in brackets the matches and goals are specified)
- Goalkeepers: Christian Abbiati (18 games / no goal ); Jens Lehmann ( 5 / -); Sebastiano Rossi (13 / -)
- Defenders: Roberto Ayala (11 / -); Francesco Coco (6 / - ); Alessandro Costacurta (29 / - ); André Cruz (2 / - ); Thomas Helveg (27 / - ); Paolo Maldini (31/ 1); Bruno N'Gotty (25/ 1); Luigi Sala (24 / -)
- Midfielders: Demetrio Albertini (29/ 2); Massimo Ambrosini (26/ 1); Ibrahim Ba ( 15 / -); Zvonimir Boban (27/ 2); Roberto Donadoni (9 / - ); Federico Giunti (6 / - ); Andrés Guglielminpietro (21/ 4); Leonardo (27/ 12); Giampiero Maini (1 / - ); Domenico Morfeo (11 / -); Christian Goat ( 17/2 )
- Attack: Mohammed Aliyu Datti (1 / - ); Oliver Bierhoff (34/ 19); Maurizio Ganz ( 20/4 ); George Weah (26/ 8)
- Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni