1998–99 Serie A


The 1998–99 Serie A saw Milan win their 16th Scudetto, led by coach Alberto Zaccheroni. Lazio finished second, losing the title on the last day. Internazionale, with an often injured or rested Ronaldo, had a disastrous season, finishing in 8th position, whereas Juventus' impressive start was cut short by a bad injury to Alessandro Del Piero, and they wound up having an unimpressive season.

Serie A
Season1998–99
ChampionsMilan
16th title
RelegatedSalernitana
Sampdoria
Vicenza
Empoli
Champions LeagueMilan
Lazio
Fiorentina
Parma
UEFA CupRoma
Udinese
Bologna
Intertoto CupJuventus
Perugia
Matches played306
Goals scored845 (2.76 per match)
Top goalscorerMárcio Amoroso
(22 goals)

Teams


Salernitana, Venezia, Cagliari and Perugia had been promoted from Serie B.

Personnels and Sponsoring


Team Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Bari Eugenio Fascetti Lotto TELE +
Bologna Carlo Mazzone Diadora Granarolo
Cagliari Gian Piero Ventura Biemme Pecorino Sardo
Empoli Mauro Sandreani
Corrado Orrico
Errea Sammontana
Fiorentina Giovanni Trapattoni Fila Nintendo
Inter Luigi Simoni
Mircea Lucescu
Luciano Castellini
Roy Hodgson
Nike Pirelli
Juventus Marcelo Lippi
Carlo Ancelotti
Kappa D+ Liberta Digitale
Lazio Sven-Göran Eriksson Puma Cirio
Milan Alberto Zaccheroni Adidas Opel
Parma Alberto Malesani Lotto Parmalat
Perugia Ilario Castagner
Vujadin Boškov
Galex No Sponsor
Piacenza Giuseppe Materazzi Lotto Copra
Roma Zdenek Zeman Diadora INA Assitalia
Salernitana Delio Rossi
Francesco Oddo
Asics Exigo Jeans & Casual
Sampdoria Luciano Spalletti
David Platt
Asics Daewoo
Udinese Francesco Guidolin Diadora Telital
Venezia Walter Novellino Kronos Emmezeta
Vicenza Franco Colomba
Edoardo Reja
Biemme Belfe

Number of teams by region


Region Number of teams Teams
1  Emilia-Romagna3Bologna, Parma and Piacenza
2  Lazio2Lazio and Roma
 Lombardy2Internazionale and Milan
 Tuscany2Empoli and Fiorentna
 Veneto2Venezia and Vicenza
6  Apulia1Bari
 Campania1Salernitana
 Friuli-Venezia Giulia1Udinese
 Liguria1Sampdoria
 Piedmont1Juventus
 Sardinia1Cagliari
 Umbria1Perugia

League table


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Milan (C) 34 20 10 4 59 34 +25 70 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Lazio 34 20 9 5 65 31 +34 69
3 Fiorentina 34 16 8 10 55 41 +14 56 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Parma 34 15 10 9 55 36 +19 55
5 Roma 34 15 9 10 69 49 +20 54[lower-alpha 1] Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
6 Udinese[lower-alpha 2] 34 16 6 12 52 52 0 54
7 Juventus[lower-alpha 3] 34 15 9 10 42 36 +6 54 Qualification to Intertoto Cup third round
8 Internazionale 34 13 7 14 59 54 +5 46
9 Bologna[lower-alpha 4] 34 11 11 12 44 47 3 44 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
10 Bari 34 9 15 10 39 44 5 42[lower-alpha 5]
11 Venezia 34 11 9 14 38 45 7 42[lower-alpha 5]
12 Piacenza 34 11 8 15 48 49 1 41[lower-alpha 6]
13 Cagliari 34 11 8 15 49 50 1 41[lower-alpha 6]
14 Perugia[lower-alpha 7] 34 11 6 17 43 61 18 39 Qualification to Intertoto Cup second round
15 Salernitana (R) 34 10 8 16 37 51 14 38 Relegation to Serie B
16 Sampdoria (R) 34 9 10 15 38 55 17 37
17 Vicenza (R) 34 8 9 17 27 47 20 33
18 Empoli[lower-alpha 8] (R) 34 4 10 20 26 63 37 22
Source: 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. ROM 7pts. JUV 5pts. UDI 4pts.
  2. Udinese gained entry to the 1999-2000 UEFA Cup winning the UEFA Cup qualification match against Juventus
  3. Juventus qualified to the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round.
  4. Bologna gained entry to the 1999-2000 UEFA Cup winning the cup third place UEFA Cup qualification match against Internazionale
  5. BAR 1-0 VEN, VEN 2-1 BAR
  6. CAG 3-2 PIA, PIA 2-0 CAG
  7. Perugia gained entry to the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round after the renounce of several teams.
  8. Empoli were docked two points due to attempted bribery of referee during a match against Sampdoria on 25 October 1998.

Results


Home \ Away BAR BOL CAG EMP FIO INT JUV LAZ MIL PAR PER PIA ROM SAL SAM UDI VEN VIC
Bari 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–4 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–0
Bologna 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 4–2
Cagliari 3–3 0–1 5–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–2 4–3 3–1 5–0 1–2 0–1 1–0
Empoli 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–5 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–3 2–2 1–0
Fiorentina 2–2 1–0 4–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 5–1 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–0
Internazionale 2–3 3–1 5–1 5–1 2–0 0–0 3–5 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–0 4–1 2–1 3–0 1–3 6–2 1–1
Juventus 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–4 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–0
Lazio 0–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 3–0 4–1 3–3 6–1 5–2 3–1 2–0 1–1
Milan 2–2 3–0 1–0 4–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 3–2 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–0
Parma 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 0–0
Perugia 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–4 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 3–1
Piacenza 3–2 5–0 2–0 0–0 4–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–6 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 4–3 0–1 2–0
Roma 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 4–5 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 5–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–0
Salernitana 2–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–1
Sampdoria 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–2 4–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0
Udinese 4–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–3 1–5 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–1
Venezia 2–1 0–2 1–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–2
Vicenza 1–0 0–4 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 1–0 2–3 0–0
Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

UEFA Cup qualification


6th and 7th of Serie A:

Juventus1–1Udinese
Inzaghi  23' (pen.) Poggi  71'
Coppa Italia Third place:
Internazionale1–2Bologna
Baggio  59' Andersson  7'
Paramatti  49'
Referee: Robert Boggi (Salerno)

Udinese and Bologna qualified to 1999–2000 UEFA Cup, while Juventus qualified for the 1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Top goalscorers


Rank Player Club Goals
1 Márcio Amoroso Udinese 22
2 Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina 21
3 Oliver Bierhoff Milan 20
4 Marco Delvecchio Roma 18
5 Hernán Crespo Parma 16
Roberto Muzzi Cagliari
7 Simone Inzaghi Piacenza 15
Marcelo Salas Lazio
Giuseppe Signori Bologna
10 Ronaldo Internazionale 14

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, Modena, September 2005