1992–93 A.C. Milan season

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Milan
1992–93 season
PresidentSilvio Berlusconi
ManagerFabio Capello
StadiumSan Siro
Serie A1st
Supercoppa ItalianaWinners
Coppa ItaliaSemi-finals
UEFA Champions LeagueRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague:
Marco van Basten
Jean-Pierre Papin
(13 each)

All:
Marco van Basten
Jean-Pierre Papin
(20 each)

Associazione Calcio Milan won two trophies in the 1992–93 season, which was crowned when it reached the European Cup final and won the domestic league for the second year running.

None of the other Serie A teams came close to challenging Milan in the league, with new signing Jean-Pierre Papin playing a vital role in the absence of lethal striker Marco van Basten,[1] who albeit scored 13 goals in just 15 matches. Some defensive slips were redeemed by the 65 goals scored, which was the most of all teams in the league, and enough to clinch the title in front of city rivals Internazionale by four points. The season also saw memorable displays against Pescara, Fiorentina and Lazio in the beginning of the season. Against Pescara, Milan won 5–4 away from home, then beat Fiorentina 7–3 and Lazio at home by 5–3. In those three matches, van Basten totaled seven goals. Milan also crushed Napoli 5–1 at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples, with van Basten scoring four goals in Serie A for the first (and only) time.

The season also saw Milan set the world transfer record following an intensive bidding battle against Juventus to sign Gianluigi Lentini from 1992's surprise Torino team.[2] Lentini did not perform to expectations, and was considered a disappointment, especially following a car accident in 1993, from which he recovered,[3] but never rediscovered his form prior to the accident.

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 Sebastiano Rossi
GK Italy ITA Francesco Antonioli
GK Italy ITA Carlo Cudicini
DF Italy ITA Franco Baresi
DF Italy ITA Alessandro Costacurta
DF Italy ITA Filippo Galli
DF Italy ITA Enzo Gambaro
DF Italy ITA Paolo Maldini
DF Italy ITA Stefano Nava
DF Italy ITA Mauro Tassotti
MF Italy ITA Demetrio Albertini
MF Croatia CRO Zvonimir Boban
MF Italy ITA Fernando De Napoli
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Italy ITA Roberto Donadoni
MF Italy ITA Stefano Eranio
MF Italy ITA Alberigo Evani
MF Netherlands NED Ruud Gullit
MF Netherlands NED Frank Rijkaard
MF Federal Republic of Yugoslavia YUG Dejan Savićević
MF Italy ITA Gianluigi Lentini
FW Italy ITA Daniele Massaro
FW France FRA Jean-Pierre Papin
FW Netherlands NED Marco van Basten
FW Italy ITA Aldo Serena
FW Italy ITA Marco Simone

Competitions[edit]

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Milan (C) 34 18 14 2 65 32 +33 50 Qualification to European Cup
2 Internazionale 34 17 12 5 59 36 +23 46 Qualification to UEFA Cup
3 Parma[a] 34 16 9 9 47 34 +13 41 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup
4 Juventus 34 15 9 10 59 47 +12 39 Qualification to UEFA Cup
5 Lazio 34 13 12 9 65 51 +14 38
Source: 1992–93 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.(Note:[4]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Parma qualified to 1993–94 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup as defending champions.

Matches[edit]

6 September 1992 1 Milan 1–0 Foggia Milan
Grandini Goal 59' (o.g.) Report Stadium: San Siro
13 September 1992 2 Pescara 4–5 Milan Pescara
Allegri Goal 1'
Baresi Goal 12' (o.g.)14' (o.g.)
Massara Goal 23'
Report Maldini Goal 3'
Lentini Goal 5'
Van Basten Goal 37'39'72'
Stadium: Stadio Adriatico
20 September 1992 3 Milan 2–0 Atalanta Milan
Massaro Goal 56'
Van Basten Goal 68'
Report Stadium: San Siro
4 October 1992 5 Fiorentina 3–7 Milan Florence
Baiano Goal 13'
Effenberg Goal 48'
Di Mauro Goal 89'
Report Massaro Goal 25'45'
Lentini Goal 33'
Gullit Goal 41'86'
Van Basten Goal 79'90'
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi
18 October 1992 6 Milan 5–3 Lazio Milan
Gullit Goal 13'
Papin Goal 14'
Van Basten Goal 35' (pen.)60' (pen.)
Simone Goal 80'
Report Winter Goal 21'
Fuser Goal 52'
Signori Goal 65'
Stadium: San Siro
25 October 1992 7 Parma 0–2 Milan Parma
Report Papin Goal 61'
Eranio Goal 90'
Stadium: Stadio Ennio Tardini
1 November 1992 8 Milan 0–0 Torino Milan
Report Stadium: San Siro
8 November 1992 9 Napoli 1–5 Milan Naples
Zola Goal 83' Report Van Basten Goal 6'26'68'74'
Eranio Goal 60'
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo
22 November 1992 10 Milan 1–1 Internazionale Milan
Lentini Goal 40' Report De Agostini Goal 74' Stadium: San Siro
29 November 1992 11 Juventus 0–1 Milan Turin
Report Simone Goal 69' Stadium: Stadio delle Alpi
6 December 1992 12 Milan 1–1 Udinese Milan
Albertini Goal 33' Report Balbo Goal 43' Stadium: San Siro
13 December 1992 13 Milan 2–0 Ancona Milan
Papin Goal 14'51' Report Stadium: San Siro
23 December 1992[5] 4 Sampdoria 1–2 Milan Genoa
Bonetti Goal 45' Report Simone Goal 28'
Gullit Goal 58'
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris
3 January 1993 14 Roma 0–1 Milan Rome
Report Gullit Goal 30' Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
10 January 1993 15 Milan 1–0 Cagliari Milan
Papin Goal 54' (pen.) Report Stadium: San Siro
17 January 1993 16 Brescia 0–1 Milan Brescia
Report Massaro Goal 21' Stadium: Stadio Mario Rigamonti
24 January 1993 17 Milan 1–0 Genoa Milan
Savićević Goal 78' (pen.) Report Stadium: San Siro
31 January 1993 18 Foggia 2–2 Milan Foggia
Bresciani Goal 36'
Seno Goal 79'
Report Papin Goal 56'
Rijkaard Goal 59'
Stadium: Stadio Pino Zaccheria
7 February 1993 19 Milan 4–0 Pescara Milan
Savićević Goal 13'
Papin Goal 17'34'
Donadoni Goal 90'
Report Stadium: San Siro
14 February 1993 20 Atalanta 1–1 Milan Bergamo
Ganz Goal 86' Report Papin Goal 85' Stadium: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia
28 February 1993 21 Milan 4–0 Sampdoria Milan
Lentini Goal 7'69'
Papin Goal 21'88'
Report Stadium: San Siro
7 March 1993 22 Milan 2–0 Fiorentina Milan
Savićević Goal 66'88' Report Stadium: San Siro
14 March 1993 23 Lazio 2–2 Milan Rome
Gascoigne Goal 38'
Bergodi Goal 86'
Report Papin Goal 9'
Winter Goal 37' (o.g.)
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
21 March 1993 24 Milan 0–1 Parma Milan
Report Asprilla Goal 58' Stadium: San Siro
28 March 1993 25 Torino 1–1 Milan Turin
Mussi Goal 2' Report Gullit Goal 57' Stadium: Stadio delle Alpi
4 April 1993 26 Milan 2–2 Napoli Milan
Lentini Goal 62'66' Report Careca Goal 15'
Policano Goal 37'
Stadium: San Siro
10 April 1993 27 Internazionale 1–1 Milan Milan
Berti Goal 44' Report Gullit Goal 84' Stadium: San Siro
18 April 1993 28 Milan 1–3 Juventus Milan
Simone Goal 6' Report Möller Goal 13'20'
R. Baggio Goal 65'
Stadium: San Siro
25 April 1993 29 Udinese 0–0 Milan Udine
Report Stadium: Stadio Friuli
8 May 1993 30 Ancona 1–3 Milan Ancona
Vecchiola Goal 59' Report Gullit Goal 20'
Van Basten Goal 37'
Albertini Goal 46'
Stadium: Stadio del Conero
16 May 1993 31 Milan 0–0 Roma Milan
Report Stadium: San Siro
23 May 1993 32 Cagliari 1–1 Milan Cagliari
Francescoli Goal 5' Report Massaro Goal 32' Stadium: Stadio Sant'Elia
30 May 1993 33 Milan 1–1 Brescia Milan
Albertini Goal 82' Report Brunetti Goal 84' Stadium: San Siro
6 June 1993 34 Genoa 2–2 Milan Genoa
Caricola Goal 14'
Fortunato Goal 90'
Report Simone Goal 59'
Papin Goal 63'
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris

Top scorers[edit]

Coppa Italia[edit]

Second round[edit]

26 August 1992 First Leg Milan 4–0 Ternana San Siro, Milan
20:30 Savicević Goal 23' (pen.)60'
Gullit Goal 51'
Massaro Goal 69'
Referee: Luciano Luci
2 September 1992 Second Leg Ternana 2–6 Milan Stadio Libero Liberati, Terni
20:30 Negri Goal 45'
Ghezzi Goal 85' (pen.)
Massaro Goal 20'
Cavezzi Goal 22' (o.g.)
Savicević Goal 25'
Gullit Goal 59'77'
Evani Goal 66'
Referee: Pasquale Rodomonti

Third round[edit]

7 October 1992 First Leg Milan 3–0 Cagliari San Siro, Milan
20:30 Papin Goal 25'26'
Lentini Goal 63'
Referee: Roberto Bettin
28 October 1992 Second Leg Cagliari 0–0 Milan Stadio Sant'Elia, Cagliari
20:30 Referee: Pasquale Rodomonti

Quarter-finals[edit]

27 January 1993 First Leg Milan 0–0 Internazionale San Siro, Milan
20:30 Referee: Gianni Beschin
10 February 1993 Second Leg Internazionale 0–3 Milan San Siro, Milan
20:30 Papin Goal 5'12'
Gullit Goal 35'
Referee: Fabio Baldas

Semi-finals[edit]

10 March 1993 First Leg Roma 2–0 Milan Stadio Olimpico, Rome
20:30 Muzzi Goal 12'
Caniggia Goal 89'
Referee: Pierluigi Pairetto
31 March 1993 Second Leg Milan 1–0 Roma San Siro, Milan
20:30 Eranio Goal 37' Referee: Arcangelo Pezzella

Supercoppa Italiana[edit]

30 August 1992 Milan 2–1 Parma San Siro, Milan
20:30 Van Basten Goal 14'
Massaro Goal 70'
Report Melli Goal 45' Referee: Pierluigi Pairetto

European Cup[edit]

First round[edit]

16 September 1992 First Leg Milan Italy 4–0 Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana San Siro, Milan
20:30 Van Basten Goal 5'50'
Albertini Goal 7'
Papin Goal 64'
Report Attendance: 14,324
Referee: Roman Steindl (Austria)
30 September 1992 Second Leg Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 0–3 Italy Milan Bežigrad Stadium, Ljubljana
20:30 Report Massaro Goal 33'
Rijkaard Goal 48'
Tassotti Goal 85'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Jiří Ulrich (Czechoslovakia)

Second round[edit]

21 October 1992 First Leg Slovan Bratislava Czechoslovakia 0–1 Italy Milan Tehelné pole, Bratislava
20:15 Report Maldini Goal 61' Attendance: 33,467
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
4 November 1992 Second Leg Milan Italy 4–0 Czechoslovakia Slovan Bratislava San Siro, Milan
20:30 Boban Goal 28'
Rijkaard Goal 29'
Simone Goal 49'
Papin Goal 71'
Report Attendance: 26,798
Referee: Antonio Martin Navarrete (Spain)

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Italy Milan 6 6 0 0 11 1 +10 12 Advance to final
2 Sweden IFK Göteborg 6 3 0 3 7 8 −1 6
3 Portugal Porto 6 2 1 3 5 5 0 5
4 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6 0 1 5 4 13 −9 1
Source: UEFA
25 November 1992 Round 1 Milan Italy 4–0 Sweden IFK Göteborg San Siro, Milan
20:30 Van Basten Goal 33'52' (pen.)61'62' Report Attendance: 55,697
Referee: Frans van den Wijngaert (Belgium)
9 December 1992 Round 2 PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 1–2 Italy Milan Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
20:30 Romário Goal 66' Report Rijkaard Goal 19'
Simone Goal 62'
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Alexey Spirin (Russia)
3 March 1993 Round 3 Porto Portugal 0–1 Italy Milan Estádio das Antas, Porto
19:30 Report Papin Goal 71' Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Aron Schmidhuber (Germany)
17 March 1993 Round 4 Milan Italy 1–0 Portugal Porto San Siro, Milan
20:30 Eranio Goal 31' Report Attendance: 67,389
Referee: Philip Don (England)
7 April 1993 Round 5 IFK Göteborg Sweden 0–1 Italy Milan Ullevi, Gothenburg
20:30 Report Massaro Goal 70' Attendance: 40,323
Referee: Karl-Josef Assenmacher (Germany)
21 April 1993 Round 6 Milan Italy 2–0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven San Siro, Milan
20:30 Simone Goal 5'18' Report Attendance: 56,862
Referee: Sándor Puhl (Hungary)

Final[edit]

26 May 1993 Marseille France 1–0 Italy Milan Olympiastadion, Munich
20:15 Boli Goal 43' Report Attendance: 64,400
Referee: Kurt Röthlisberger (Switzerland)

Statistics[edit]

Players statistics[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Serie A
Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Italy Sebastiano Rossi 27 -25 25+2 -25
DF Italy Mauro Tassotti 27 0 26+1 0
DF Italy Alessandro Costacurta 31 0 31 0
DF Italy Franco Baresi 29 0 29 0
DF Italy Paolo Maldini 31 2 31 2
MF Italy Roberto Donadoni 20 1 15+5 1
MF Italy Demetrio Albertini 29 2 23+6 2
MF Netherlands Frank Rijkaard 22 2 22 2
MF Italy Gianluigi Lentini 30 7 28+2 7
FW Italy Daniele Massaro 29 5 14+15 5
FW France Jean-Pierre Papin 22 13 22 13
GK Italy Francesco Antonioli 9 -7 9 -7
GK Italy Carlo Cudicini 0 0 0 0
DF Italy Filippo Galli 1 0 0+1 0
DF Italy Enzo Gambaro 11 0 6+5 0
DF Italy Stefano Nava 14 0 12+2 0
MF Croatia Zvonimir Boban 13 0 12+1 0
MF Italy Fernando De Napoli 4 0 1+3 0
MF Italy Stefano Eranio 21 2 13+8 2
MF Italy Alberigo Evani 18 0 8+10 0
MF Netherlands Ruud Gullit 15 7 13+2 7
MF Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Savićević 10 4 10 4
FW Netherlands Marco van Basten 15 13 14+1 13
FW Italy Aldo Serena 1 0 0+1 0
FW Italy Marco Simone 13 5 8+5 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bandini, Paolo (14 December 2007). "How Capello won his nine league titles". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 23 January 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Oliver Irish (2 September 2001). "The 10 biggest wastes of money in football history". The Observer. Retrieved 28 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Lentini 'will recover' from car crash injuries". The Independent. 4 August 1993. Retrieved 10 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Suspended on 27 September 1992 due to rain.