1987–88 A.C. Milan season

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A.C. Milan
1987–88 season
ChairmanSilvio Berlusconi
ManagerArrigo Sacchi
Serie A1st
Coppa ItaliaRound of 16
UEFA CupRound of 32
Top goalscorerLeague: Paolo Virdis (11)
All: Paolo Virdis (15)
Average home league attendance72,177
All statistics correct as of 15 May 1988.

In 1987 summer, Milan bet on Dutch draft: Marco van Basten and Ruud Gullit came to brace the side.[1] Coach role was given to Arrigo Sacchi, at his debut in Serie A.[2][3] Rossoneri soon failed European aims, having - also - play home matches on neutral ground (Lecce) for San Siro disqualification (issued in 1986).[4][5] They were beaten by Espanyol, in second round.[6][7]

Domestic league gave better results, with side stable at second place in mid season.[8][9][10] Retour half never saw Milan lose a game, for a trend that let him to recover points on Napoli.[11] Reigning champions wasted a match-ball with 2 matches left, when Milan won 3–2 at their home.[12] Following draws, against Juventus and Como, insured Scudetto.[13] It was the first domestic title since 1979, the eleventh overall.[14]

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Italy ITA Giovanni Galli
GK Italy ITA Giulio Nuciari
DF Italy ITA Franco Baresi
DF Italy ITA Walter Bianchi
DF Italy ITA Alessandro Costacurta
DF Italy ITA Filippo Galli
DF Italy ITA Paolo Maldini
DF Italy ITA Roberto Mussi
DF Italy ITA Mauro Tassotti
DF Italy ITA Rufo Emiliano Verga
MF Italy ITA Carlo Ancelotti
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Mario Bortolazzi
MF Italy ITA Angelo Colombo
MF Italy ITA Roberto Donadoni
MF Italy ITA Alberigo Evani
MF Netherlands NED Ruud Gullit
FW Netherlands NED Marco van Basten
FW Italy ITA Daniele Massaro
FW Italy ITA Pietro Paolo Virdis
FW Italy ITA Massimiliano Cappellini
FW Italy ITA Graziano Mannari

Competitions[edit]

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Milan (C) 30 17 11 2 43 14 +29 45 Qualification to European Cup
2 Napoli 30 18 6 6 55 27 +28 42 Qualification to UEFA Cup
3 Roma 30 15 8 7 39 26 +13 38
4 Sampdoria 30 13 11 6 41 30 +11 37 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup
5 Internazionale 30 11 10 9 42 35 +7 32 Qualification to UEFA Cup
Source: 1987–88 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.[15]
(C) Champion.

Results by round[edit]

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
GroundHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH
ResultWLDWDWDWWDLWWWWWDWDWDDWDWWWWDD
Position168552432244222222222222222111
Source: Competitive matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss;   = 1988–89 European Cup;   = 1988–89 UEFA Cup

Matches[edit]

13 September 1987 1 Pisa 1–3 Milan Pisa
Cecconi Goal 53' Report Donadoni Goal 16'
Gullit Goal 73'
van Basten Goal 80' (pen.)
Stadium: Arena Garibaldi
Attendance: 26,728
Referee: Luigi Agnolin
20 September 1987 2 Milan 0–2 Fiorentina Milan
Report Díaz Goal 76'
R. Baggio Goal 78'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 74,880
Referee: Pietro D'elia
27 September 1987 3 Cesena 0–0 Milan Cesena
Report Stadium: Stadio Dino Manuzzi
Attendance: 29,681
Referee: Paolo Bergamo
4 October 1987 4 Milan 2–0 Ascoli Milan
Virdis Goal 35'
Evani Goal 82'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 74,928
Referee: Pierluigi Pairetto
11 October 1987 5 Sampdoria 1–1 Milan Genoa
Vialli Goal 53' Report Gullit Goal 51' Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Attendance: 16,905
Referee: Tullio Lanese
25 October 1987 6 Verona 0–1 Milan Verona
Report Virdis Goal 41' Stadium: Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi
Attendance: 44,419
Referee: Rosario Lo Bello
1 November 1987 7 Milan 0–0 Torino Milan
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 72,815
Referee: Luigi Agnolin
8 November 1987 8 Pescara 0–2 Milan Pescara
Report Virdis Goal 28'
Bortolazzi Goal 86'
Stadium: Stadio Adriatico
Attendance: 29,486
Referee: Pierluigi Pairetto
22 November 1987 9 Milan 3–0 Avellino Milan
Colombo Goal 6'
Donadoni Goal 67'
Maldini Goal 74'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 68,536
Referee: Werther Cornieti
29 November 1987 10 Empoli 0–0 Milan Empoli
Report Stadium: Stadio Carlo Castellani
Attendance: 13,955
Referee: Salvatore Lombardo
13 December 1987 11 Milan 0–2 (abd) Roma Milan
Virdis Goal 83' (pen.) Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 70,887
Referee: Pietro D'Elia
Note: The win was awarded to Roma due to a firecracker that hit the Giallorossi's goalkeeper Franco Tancredi at the start of the second half.
20 December 1987 12 Internazionale 0–1 Milan Milan
Report Ferri Goal 4' (o.g.) Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 67,545
Referee: Tullio Lanese
3 January 1988 13 Milan 4–1 Napoli Milan
Colombo Goal 19'
Virdis Goal 24'
Gullit Goal 73'
Donadoni Goal 78'
Report Careca Goal 10' Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 75,519
Referee: Luigi Agnolin
10 January 1988 14 Juventus 0–1 Milan Turin
Report Gullit Goal 62' Stadium: Stadio Comunale di Torino
Attendance: 59,376
Referee: Carlo Longhi
17 January 1988 15 Milan 5–0 Como Milan
Donadoni Goal 30'
Virdis Goal 49'
Gullit Goal 61'88'
Ancelotti Goal 73'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 68,947
Referee: Werther Cornieti
24 January 1988 16 Milan 1–0 Pisa Milan
Colombo Goal 27' Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 70,523
Referee: Pierluigi Pairetto
31 January 1988 17 Fiorentina 1–1 Milan Florence
Di Chiara Goal 49' Report Baresi Goal 74' (pen.) Stadium: Stadio Comunale (Florence)
Attendance: 52,068
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta
7 February 1988 18 Milan 3–0 Cesena Milan
Gullit Goal 13'
Evani Goal 72'
Massaro Goal 83'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 68,512
Referee: Luciano Luci
14 February 1988 19 Ascoli 1–1 Milan Ascoli Piceno
Destro Goal 47' Report Massaro Goal 66' Stadium: Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca
Attendance: 22,678
Referee: Werther Cornieti
28 February 1988 20 Milan 2–1 Sampdoria Milan
Virdis Goal 7'
Maldini Goal 70'
Report Bonomi Goal 16' (pen.) Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 72,568
Referee: Luigi Agnolin
6 March 1988 21 Milan 0–0 Verona Milan
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 71,208
Referee: Salvatore Lombardo
13 March 1988 22 Torino 1–1 Milan Turin
Bresciani Goal 77' Report Ancelotti Goal 78' Stadium: Stadio Comunale di Torino
Attendance: 38,857
Referee: Rosario Lo Bello
20 March 1988 23 Milan 2–0 Pescara Milan
Massaro Goal 2'
Gullit Goal 47'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 71,336
Referee: Fabio Baldas
27 March 1988 24 Avellino 0–0 Milan Avellino
Report Stadium: Stadio Partenio
Attendance: 39,898
Referee: Carlo Longhi
10 April 1988 25 Milan 1–0 Empoli Milan
van Basten Goal 61' Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 72,763
Referee: Rosario Lo Bello
17 April 1988 26 Roma 0–2 Milan Rome
Report Virdis Goal 25'
Massaro Goal 85'
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 59,455
Referee: Pierluigi Pairetto
24 April 1988 27 Milan 2–0 Internazionale Milan
Gullit Goal 43'
Virdis Goal 53'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 75,503
Referee: Carlo Longhi
1 May 1988 28 Napoli 2–3 Milan Naples
Maradona Goal 45'
Careca Goal 78'
Report Virdis Goal 36'68'
van Basten Goal 76'
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo
Attendance: 82,824
Referee: Rosario Lo Bello
8 May 1988 29 Milan 0–0 Juventus Milan
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 75,505
Referee: Tullio Lanese
15 May 1988 30 Como 1–1 Milan Como
Giunta Goal 46' Report Virdis Goal 2' Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Sinigaglia
Attendance: 25,036
Referee: Sergio Coppetelli


Coppa Italia[edit]

First round

23 August 1987 1 Milan 5-0 Bari Milano
Donadoni Goal 3'
Virdis Goal 21'
van Basten Goal 55'
Gullit Goal 57'
Massaro Goal 70'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 27 962
Referee: Pairetto
26 August 1987 2 Como 1-2 Milan Como
Borgonovo Goal 67' Goal 8' Gullit
Goal 36' van Basten
Stadium: Giuseppe Sinigaglia
Attendance: 17 000
Referee: Bergamo
30 August 1987 3 Monza 0-2 Milan Milano
Goal 12'83' van Basten Stadium: San Siro[16]
Attendance: 44 568
Referee: Luci
2 September 1987 4 Milan 2-2
(3-4 p)
Parma Milano
van Basten Goal 15'
Gullit Goal 80'
Goal 42' Zannoni
Goal 58' (aut.) F. Galli
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 44 179
Referee: Coppetelli
Penalties
van Basten Penalty scored
Bortolazzi Penalty missed
Donadoni Penalty missed
Baresi Penalty scored
Ancelotti Penalty scored
Penalty scored Zannoni
Penalty scored Carboni
Penalty scored Pasa
Penalty missed Di Fabio
Penalty scored Fiorin
6 September 1987 5 Barletta 1-1
(3-5 p)
Milan Bari
Bonaldi Goal 87' Goal 59' Donadoni Stadium: Stadio della Vittoria[17]
Attendance: 10 000
Referee: Baldas
Penalties
Di Sarno Penalty missed
Cossato Penalty scored
Mazzaferro Penalty scored
Rovani Penalty scored
Penalty scored van Basten
Penalty scored Baresi
Penalty scored Ancelotti
Penalty scored Colombo
Penalty scored Donadoni

Eightfinals

6 January 1988 Milan 0-1 Ascoli Milano
Goal 59' Destro Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 13 808
Referee: Paparesta
20 January 1988 Ascoli 0-1
(4-2 p)
Milan Ascoli Piceno
Goal 9' Virdis Stadium: Cino e Lillo Del Duca
Attendance: 14 910
Referee: D'Elia
Penalties
Giovannelli Penalty scored
Casagrande Penalty missed
Greco Penalty scored
Benetti Penalty scored
Destro Penalty scored
Penalty missed Virdis
Penalty scored Bortolazzi
Penalty missed Donadoni
Penalty scored Baresi

UEFA Cup[edit]

First round

16 September 1987 SpainSporting Gijon 1-0 Milan Gijón
Jaime Goal 69' Report Stadium: El Molinon
Attendance: 26 000
Referee: WalesBridges
30 September 1987 Milan 3-0 SpainSporting Gijon Lecce
Virdis Goal 21' (rig.)45' (rig.)
Gullit Goal 43'
Report Stadium: Stadio Via del Mare[18]
Attendance: 35,488
Referee: Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPetrović

Second round

21 October 1987 Milan 0-2 SpainEspanyol Lecce
Report Goal 40' Zubillaga
Goal 49' Pichi Alonso
Stadium: Stadio Via del Mare[18]
Attendance: 29 102
Referee: ScotlandSyme
4 November 1987 SpainEspanyol 0-0 Milan Barcelona
Report Stadium: Sarria
Attendance: 30 000
Referee: BelgiumPonnet

Statistics[edit]

Players statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals in domestic league.[19]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Serie A
Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Italy Giovanni Galli 30 -12 30 -12
DF Italy Mauro Tassotti 28 0 28 0
DF Italy Filippo Galli 30 0 30 0
DF Italy Franco Baresi 27 1 27 1
DF Italy Paolo Maldini 26 2 26 2
MF Italy Roberto Donadoni 29 4 29 4
MF Italy Carlo Ancelotti 27 2 27 2
MF Italy Angelo Colombo 26 3 26 3
MF Italy Alberigo Evani 27 2 27 2
MF Netherlands Ruud Gullit 29 9 29 9
FW Netherlands Marco van Basten 11 3 11 3
GK Italy Giulio Nuciari 0 0 0 0
DF Italy Walter Bianchi 3 0 3 0
DF Italy Alessandro Costacurta 7 0 7 0
DF Italy Roberto Mussi 11 0 11 0
DF Italy Rufo Emiliano Verga 3 0 3 0
MF Italy Mario Bortolazzi 13 1 13 1
FW Italy Daniele Massaro 26 4 26 4
FW Italy Pietro Paolo Virdis 25 11 25 11
FW Italy Massimiliano Cappellini 2 0 2 0
FW Italy Graziano Mannari 1 0 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fabrizio Bocca (July 1, 1987). "Milan, Juve e Roma sconvolte Hanno già prenotato i migliori". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 23.
  2. ^ Gianni Mura (July 3, 1987). "E un giorno Sacchi giocò in difesa". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 45.
  3. ^ Gianni Mura (July 28, 1987). "Straordinari per il Milan". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 20.
  4. ^ Licia Granello (September 17, 1987). "Il Milan è un gigante smarrito". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 18.
  5. ^ Licia Granello (October 1, 1987). "È un Milan preciso". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 20.
  6. ^ Licia Granello (October 22, 1987). "Il Milan è già disperato". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 25.
  7. ^ Licia Granello (November 5, 1987). "Un Milan senza attacco Una partita senza storia". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 33.
  8. ^ Gianni Brera (November 24, 1987). "Caro Napoli, vai troppo forte". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 33.
  9. ^ Licia Granello (January 20, 1988). "Il mio calcio è come un look". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 30.
  10. ^ Gianni Brera (January 26, 1988). "Ma anche le grandi sentono la fatica". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 24.
  11. ^ Massimo Bucchi (March 22, 1988). "E l' algebra decide il campionato". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 22.
  12. ^ Licia Granello (May 3, 1988). "Ma non è ancora scudetto". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 34.
  13. ^ Gianni Mura (May 17, 1988). "1988, anno del mio calcio". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 23.
  14. ^ Gianni Brera (May 17, 1988). "Cari campioni, vi vedo così..." la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 24.
  15. ^ "Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. - Art. 51.6" (PDF) (in Italian). Italian Football Federation. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  16. ^ Stadium chosen due to is more attendance-capacity than Stadio Brianteo: Nino Sormani (31 August 1987), "Primi fischi per il Milan olandese", La Stampa, p. 20
  17. ^ Due to no authorized Barletta: Panini, p. 482.
  18. ^ a b Due to San Siro was suspended, Milan has played the match in Lecce; cfr. Luca Argentieri (10 July 1987), "Real - Napoli è già finale", la Repubblica, p. 31
  19. ^ Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio 1989 (in Italian). Modena: Panini Group. 1988.

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