1999â€“2000 Serie A
The 1999/2000 season was the 69th season of the Serie A and launched on 29 August 1999., The season was ended due to the European Football Championship 2000 in the Netherlands and Belgium on 14 May 2000. The Scudetto, the Italian league titles, Lazio won. Descent had the Torino Calcio AC Venice, Cagliari Calcio Piacenza Calcio as well. Scorer with 24 goals was the beginning of the season committed Andriy Shevchenko from AC Milan.
Course of the season
The title fight, a long time Pentathlon between Lazio, AS Roma, AC Parma, the reigning champions AC Milan and the old lady Juventus, was only decided on the last match day. Juventus was after the bad season last year with the new Carlo Ancelotti again. Return among the title contenders, but the playful seemingly secure championship by a 0-1 defeat in Perugia Lazio, which was overtaken shortly before the round end of last season from AC Milan was, this time, despite an intervening residue of 9 points, the happier winner.
At last year's champions AC Milan the euphoria and harmony of the Championship season was quickly dispelled. Misunderstandings and mistrust in some parts of the team and the coach Alberto Zaccheroni Executive Board before making a title defense almost impossible. The sporty Miss Success was not long in coming: The early blow came in the first round of the Champions League and the League proved the team after a good start to the season to little Constance, until finally buried after interim 13 points behind top of the table, any title dreams were. City rivals Inter Milan was started, also with great expectations for the new season. From giants Juventus had Marcello Lippi committed and slammed on the transfer market. The most expensive commitment of club chief Massimo Moratti was Christian Vieri from Lazio, who could meet the high expectations but only conditionally. Only on the last match Inter Milan made the qualification for the Champions League perfect. The AC Parma, who was still a lap to go in fourth place, was still caught by Inter Milan and had to settle for the UEFA Cup participation. The Fiorentina, who missed the participation in the European Cup, ran into financial difficulties. After the failure in the Champions League qualifiers and the resulting lack of revenue from the Champions League, the debt of the traditional club continued to rise. The Fiorentina was forced to sell their best players in order to survive financially able. In the end they were still without a coach there because Giovanni Trapattoni left the club to inherit Dino Zoff as Italy's national team coach.
The relegation battle, however, was decided early. The AC Venice, Cagliari Calcio Piacenza Calcio and already relegated early. Torino Calcio had a theoretical chance to avoid relegation, but was relegated after a 1-2 defeat at AC Siena and a simultaneous success of the AS Bari in Venice on 33 matchday.
In case of equality, the direct comparison decides
The cross table presents the results of all games this season represents the home team is listed in the left column and the visiting team in the top row.
Scorer in his first season, was Andriy Shevchenko from AC Milan with 24 goals. Followed closely by the Argentine Gabriel Batistuta and Hernan Crespo with 23, or 22 Goals. Both changed after the season for Proud transfer fees to Rome. Crespo to Lazio Rome Masters, Batistuta for Roma. Vincenzo Montella was with 18 goals not only the best newcomer of the Roma, but also at the same time the best Italian scorer in Serie A. His reward was the European Championship participation in 2000 in Belgium and the Netherlands. Also placed with 18 goals, Marco Ferrante from Torino, whose goals could not prevent relegation to Serie B. Ninth -placed with 13 goals from Christian Vieri Inter Milan, who remained as his entire team behind expectations. Tenth with 12 goals were Marcelo Salas, is by far the best scorer in champions Lazio, and Roberto Muzzi, who narrowly failed in the UEFA Cup with Udinese Calcio.
(in brackets the matches and goals are specified)
- Goalkeepers: Marco Ballotta (9 / - ); Luca Marchegiani (28 / -)
- Defense: Fernando Couto (14 / - ); Giuseppe Favalli (18 / - ); Guerino Gottardi (5 / - ); Siniša Mihajlovic (26/ 6); Paolo Negro ( 26/2 ); Alessandro Nesta (28 / - ); Giuseppe Pancaro (28/ 3); Roberto Néstor Sensini (23 /1)
- Midfielders: Matías Almeyda (19/ 1); Sérgio Conceição (30/ 2); Attilio Lombardo (10/ 1); Pavel Nedvěd (28/ 5); Diego Simeone (28/ 6); Dejan Stanković (16/ 3); Juan Sebastián Verón (31/ 7)
- Storm: Alen Bokšić (19/ 4); Simone Inzaghi (22/ 7); Roberto Mancini (20 / - ); Fabrizio Ravanelli (16/ 2); Marcelo Salas (28 /12)
- Coach: Sven -Goran Eriksson
Coach dismissals / change
The first coaching change saw the young season already when they had not even started yet. Francesco Guidolin has its summer flirtation with Betis Sevilla undoing. His employer dismissed him seven weeks before start of the season and replaced him with Luigi De Canio. In the relegation battle continued only the AC Turin on confidence in his coaching team, but even that could not prevent relegation. Cagliari Calcio and AC Venice worn several coaches in one season. The AC Venice brought the feat to dismiss Luciano Spalletti equal to two times within a season. Piacenza Calcio broke up shortly after the second half of Luigi Simone, who was succeeded by interim coach Maurizio Braghin. After a disappointing season, at the end of the Champions League participation was playful, Giovanni Trapattoni announced his departure end of the season. He succeeds the retired after Euro 2000 Dino Zoff.
- Serie B 1999/2000
- Coppa Italia 1999/2000