1997–98 Serie A


The 1997–98 Serie A saw Juventus win their 25th national title, with Internazionale placing second; both teams qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League. Udinese, Roma, Fiorentina, Parma qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup. Lazio qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners Cup courtesy of winning the Coppa Italia. Bologna and Sampdoria qualified for the 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Brescia, Atalanta, Lecce and Napoli were relegated to Serie B.

Serie A
Season1997–98
ChampionsJuventus
25th title
RelegatedBrescia
Atalanta
Lecce
Napoli
Champions LeagueJuventus
Internazionale
Cup Winners' CupLazio
UEFA CupUdinese
Fiorentina
Roma
Parma
Intertoto CupBologna
Sampdoria
Matches played306
Goals scored835 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorerOliver Bierhoff
(27 goals)

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 Diadora Granarolo
Brescia Giuseppe Materazzi
Paolo Ferrario
Edigio Salvi
Erreà Ristora
Empoli Luciano Spalletti Erreà Sammontana
Fiorentina Alberto Malesani Fila Nintendo
Internazionale Luigi Simoni Umbro Pirelli
Juventus Marcello Lippi Kappa Sony Minidisc
Lazio Sven-Göran Eriksson Umbro Cirio
Lecce Cesare Prandelli
Angelo Pereni
Nedo Sonetti
Asics Banca 121
Milan Fabio Capello Lotto Opel
Napoli Bortolo Mutti
Carlo Mazzone
Giovanni Galeone
Vincenzo Montefusco
Nike Polenghi
Parma Carlo Ancelotti Puma Parmalat
Piacenza Vincenzo Guerini Lotto No Sponsor
Roma Zdeněk Zeman Diadora INA Assitalia
Sampdoria César Luis Menotti
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

(*) Promoted from Serie B.

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 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Internazionale 34 21 6 7 62 27 +35 69 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
3 Udinese 34 19 7 8 62 40 +22 64 Qualification to UEFA Cup
4 Roma 34 16 11 7 67 42 +25 59
5 Fiorentina 34 15 12 7 65 36 +29 57[lower-alpha 1]
6 Parma 34 15 12 7 55 39 +16 57
7 Lazio 34 16 8 10 53 30 +23 56 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup
8 Bologna 34 12 12 10 55 46 +9 48[lower-alpha 2] Qualification to Intertoto Cup third round
9 Sampdoria 34 13 9 12 52 55 3 48 Qualification to 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 Piacenza 34 7 16 11 29 38 9 37
13 Empoli 34 10 7 17 50 58 8 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 Napoli (R) 34 2 8 24 25 76 51 14
Source: 1997–98 Serie A, RSSSF.com, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw. (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played).[1]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Fiorentina finished ahead of Parma on head-to-head points: FIO 1–1 PAR; PAR 1–2 FIO.
  2. Bologna finished ahead of Sampdoria on head-to-head points: BOL 2–2 SAM; SAM 2–3 BOL.

Results


Home \ Away ATA BAR BOL BRE EMP FIO INT JUV LAZ LCE MIL NAP PAR PIA ROM SAM UDI VIC
Atalanta 2–0 4–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–3
Bari 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–5 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–3 0–1 0–0 0–0
Bologna 0–0 4–3 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–4 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–0 5–1 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 3–1
Brescia 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 0–4 4–0
Empoli 1–0 2–3 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 5–1 0–1 5–0 2–0 2–3 1–3 4–1 1–0 3–2
Fiorentina 5–0 3–1 1–1 5–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–3 5–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1
Internazionale 4–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 5–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 2–1
Juventus 3–1 1–0 3–2 4–0 5–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–0 4–1 2–0
Lazio 0–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–4 3–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–3 4–0
Lecce 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–5 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–2 0–1
Milan 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1
Napoli 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–4 1–2 0–4 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0
Parma 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–1
Piacenza 3–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–3 1–0 0–2 1–1
Roma 3–0 2–1 2–1 5–0 4–3 4–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 3–1 5–0 6–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–2
Sampdoria 2–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–3 6–3 5–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 2–1
Udinese 1–0 2–0 4–3 3–1 2–2 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 6–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 3–2 3–0
Vicenza 1–0 1–2 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–5 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–3 1–4 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3
Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers


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
6 Vincenzo Montella Sampdoria 20
7 Filippo Inzaghi Juventus 18
8 Dario Hübner Brescia 16
9 Luís Oliveira Fiorentina 15
10 Abel Balbo Roma 14
Carmine Esposito Empoli
12 Francesco Totti Roma 13
13 Paulo Sérgio Roma 12
Hernán Crespo Parma
Kennet Andersson Bologna
16 Pavel Nedvěd Lazio 11

Top assisters


Rank Player Club Assists
1 Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 12
Roberto Mancini Lazio
3 Francesco Totti Roma 10
Cafu Roma
Enrico Chiesa Parma
Francesco Moriero Internazionale
7 Ibrahim Ba Milan 9
Zinedine Zidane Juventus
Roberto Baggio Bologna
Rui Costa Fiorentina
Kennet Andersson Bologna

Hat-tricks

Player Club Against Result Date
Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina Udinese 3-2 31 August 1997
Dario Hübner Brescia Sampdoria 3-3 13 September 1997
Abel Balbo Roma Napoli 6-2 5 October 1997
Roberto Baggio Bologna Napoli 5-1 2 November 1997
Alessandro Del Piero Juventus Empoli 5-2 21 December 1997
Vincenzo Montella Sampdoria Napoli 6-3 21 December 1997
Ronaldo Internazionale Lecce 5-0 15 February 1998
Kennet Andersson Bologna Sampdoria 3-2 29 March 1998
George Weah Milan Atalanta 3-0 11 April 1998
Filippo Inzaghi Juventus Bologna 3-2 10 May 1998

Number of teams by region


Region Number of teams Teams
1  Lombardy4Atalanta, Brescia, Internazionale and Milan
2  Emilia-Romagna3Bologna, Parma and Piacenza
3  Apulia2Bari and Lecce
 Lazio2Lazio and Roma
 Tuscany2Empoli and Fiorentna
6  Campania1Napoli
 Friuli-Venezia Giulia1Udinese
 Liguria1Sampdoria
 Piedmont1Juventus
 Veneto1Vicenza

References and sources


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

References


  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.