1988–89 Serie A


The 1988–89 Serie A was won by Internazionale, who won the title comfortably by an 11-point margin over runners-up Napoli. Milan's triumph in the European Cup meant Italy would be entering two teams – both the two giant Milan sides – into the European Cup for the 1989–90 season. Relegated to Serie B were Torino, Pescara, Pisa and Como.

Serie A
Season1988 (1988)–89
ChampionsInternazionale
13th title
RelegatedTorino
Pescara
Pisa
Calcio
European CupInternazionale
Milan
Cup Winners' CupSampdoria
UEFA CupNapoli
Juventus
Atalanta
Fiorentina
Matches played306
Goals scored645 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorerAldo Serena
(22 goals)
Longest winning run26 matches
Inter Milan
Longest unbeaten run21 matches
Milan
Longest winless run5 wins
Lazio
Longest losing run18 matches
Como

Teams


Bologna, Lecce, Lazio and Atalanta had been promoted from Serie B.

Events


Following the expansion of the league, a fourth relegation was added.

Final classification


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Internazionale (C) 34 26 6 2 67 19 +48 58 Qualification to European Cup
2 Napoli 34 18 11 5 57 28 +29 47 Qualification to UEFA Cup
3 Milan[lower-alpha 1] 34 16 14 4 61 25 +36 46 Qualification to European Cup
4 Juventus 34 15 13 6 51 36 +15 43 Qualification to UEFA Cup
5 Sampdoria 34 14 11 9 43 25 +18 39 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup
6 Atalanta 34 11 14 9 37 32 +5 36 Qualification to UEFA Cup
7 Fiorentina 34 12 10 12 44 43 +1 34
8 Roma 34 11 12 11 33 40 7 34
9 Lecce 34 8 15 11 25 35 10 31
10 Lazio 34 5 19 10 23 32 9 29
11 Hellas Verona 34 5 19 10 18 27 9 29
12 Ascoli 34 9 11 14 30 41 11 29
13 Cesena 34 8 13 13 24 39 15 29
14 Bologna 34 8 13 13 26 43 17 29
15 Torino (R) 34 8 11 15 37 49 12 27 Relegation to Serie B
16 Pescara (R) 34 5 17 12 28 34 6 27
17 Pisa (R) 34 6 11 17 17 39 22 23
18 Como (R) 34 6 10 18 24 49 25 22
Source: 1988–89 Serie A, RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw.[1]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Milan qualified for the 1989–90 European Cup as the 1988–89 European Cup defending champions.

Results


Home \ Away ASC ATA BOL CES COM FIO INT JUV LAZ LEC MIL NAP PES PIS ROM SAM TOR VER
Ascoli 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–3 2–2 1–0 3–0
Atalanta 1–0 2–0 5–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–2
Bologna 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–6 3–4 0–0 2–1 1–4 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–0
Cesena 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 0–0
Como 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–2 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–3 1–1
Fiorentina 2–1 1–1 0–0 4–1 3–1 4–3 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–2 3–0 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–1
Internazionale 3–1 4–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Juventus 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–0 0–0 3–5 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0
Lazio 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–1
Lecce 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0
Milan 5–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 4–0 0–1 4–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 6–1 0–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 1–1
Napoli 4–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–2 2–0 0–0 2–4 1–1 4–0 4–1 8–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–0
Pescara 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–0
Pisa 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0
Roma 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 0–0
Sampdoria 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 4–1 2–0 0–2 5–1 2–1
Torino 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–3 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–3 1–1
Hellas Verona 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0
Source: [citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

UEFA Cup qualification


Fiorentina1–0Roma
Pruzzo  11'
Referee: Arcangelo Pezzella (Frattamaggiore)

Fiorentina qualified for 1989–90 UEFA Cup.

Top goalscorers


Rank Player Club Goals
1 Aldo Serena Internazionale 22
2 Marco van Basten Milan 19
Careca Napoli
4 Roberto Baggio Fiorentina 15
5 Stefano Borgonovo Fiorentina 14
Gianluca Vialli Sampdoria
7 Andrea Carnevale Napoli 13
8 Ramón Díaz Internazionale 12
Rui Barros Juventus
10 Massimo Agostini Cesena 11
Müller Torino
12 Rudi Völler Roma 10
Bruno Giordano Ascoli
Pietro Paolo Virdis Milan
Evair Atalanta
  • Capocannonieri

References and sources


  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,