1997–98 A.C. Milan season

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Milan
1997–98 season
PresidentSilvio Berlusconi
ManagerFabio Capello
StadiumSan Siro
Serie A10th
Coppa ItaliaRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague:
George Weah (10)

All:
George Weah (13)

A.C. Milan had a second consecutive disastrous season. Fabio Capello returned as coach, following the dismal second half of the 1996–97 league campaign, but failed to turn the corner, and Milan was a shadow of the team he had left the year before. With Capello's reputation seemingly ruined, he was sacked at the end of the season, with Milan finishing a mere 10th in the league.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Italy ITA Sebastiano Rossi
3 DF Italy ITA Paolo Maldini
4 MF Italy ITA Demetrio Albertini
5 DF Italy ITA Alessandro Costacurta
8 DF France FRA Marcel Desailly[2]
9 FW Netherlands NED Patrick Kluivert
10 MF Federal Republic of Yugoslavia YUG Dejan Savićević
12 GK Italy ITA Simone Braglia
13 MF France FRA Ibrahim Ba[3]
14 FW Liberia LBR George Weah
15 DF Brazil BRA André Cruz
16 GK Germany GER Jens Lehmann
17 DF Germany GER Christian Ziege
19 MF Italy ITA Giampiero Maini
20 MF Croatia CRO Zvonimir Boban
21 DF Italy ITA Giuseppe Cardone
22 DF Italy ITA Daniele Daino
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 GK Italy ITA Massimo Taibi
24 DF Croatia CRO Dario Smoje
25 MF Italy ITA Simone Bonomi
26 DF Italy ITA Alberto Comazzi
27 MF Italy ITA Nicola Corrent
28 FW Italy ITA Massimiliano Grego
29 MF Italy ITA Roberto De Zerbi
30 MF Brazil BRA Leonardo
31 FW Italy ITA Mirco Gasparetto
32 MF Italy ITA Roberto Donadoni
33 MF Italy ITA Nicola Padoin
34 FW Italy ITA Massimo Maccarone
35 DF Norway NOR Steinar Nilsen
36 FW Italy ITA Maurizio Ganz
37 DF France FRA Samir Beloufa
38 FW Italy ITA Filippo Maniero
39 DF Italy ITA Gianluca Zanetti

Left club during season[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
2 DF Netherlands NED Winston Bogarde (to Barcelona)
7 MF Netherlands NED Edgar Davids[4] (to Juventus)
No. Pos. Nation Player
11 FW Sweden SWE Andreas Andersson (to Newcastle United)
18 FW Italy ITA Matteo Pelatti (on loan to Como)

Results[edit]

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
8 Bologna 34 12 12 10 55 46 +9 48[a] 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
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).[5]
Notes:
  1. ^ Bologna finished ahead of Sampdoria on head-to-head points: BOL 2–2 SAM; SAM 2–3 BOL.

Matches[edit]

2 Milan 1–1 Lazio
Ba Goal 37' Signori Goal 90 + 4' (pen.)
3 Udinese 2–1 Milan
Bierhoff Goal 25, 85' Kluivert Goal 4'
6 Milan 1–2 Lecce
Cyprien Goal 76' (o.g.) Govedarica Goal 2'
Casale Goal 49' (pen.)
7 Sampdoria 0–3 Milan
Weah Goal 75, 81'
Ziege Goal 87'
8 Milan 2–1 Brescia
Leonardo Goal 7, 25' Hübner Goal 44'
9 Inter 2–2 Milan
Simeone Goal 13'
Ronaldo Goal 68'
Weah Goal 29'
André Cruz Goal 80' (pen.)
10 Milan 1–1 Juventus
Ferrara Goal 27' (o.g.) F. Inzaghi Goal 32'
11 Milan 2–0 Bari
Boban Goal 47'
Kluivert Goal 62'
12 Atalanta 1–2 Milan
Sgrò Goal 17' Lucarelli Goal 2' (o.g.)
Kluivert Goal 65'
14 Napoli 1–2 Milan
Bellucci Goal 75' Leonardo Goal 52'
Ganz Goal 71'
15 Milan 0–0 Roma
16 Parma 3–1 Milan
Chiesa Goal 33, 75'
D. Baggio Goal 44'
Ganz Goal 70'
18 Milan 1–0 Piacenza
Maniero Goal 90'
19 Lazio 2–1 Milan
Mancini Goal 6'
Bokšić Goal 90 + 3'
Kluivert Goal 90 + 4'
21 Vicenza 1–4 Milan
Otero Goal 54' Kluivert Goal 3, 74'
Ganz Goal 8'
Maniero Goal 74'
22 Milan 3–1 Empoli
Weah Goal 3'
Ganz Goal 15'
Maniero Goal 82'
C. Esposito Goal 65'
23 Lecce 0–0 Milan
24 Milan 1–0 Sampdoria
Ziege Goal 38'
25 Brescia 2–2 Milan
Hübner Goal 40' (pen.)
Bizzarri Goal 68'
Weah Goal 44, 51'
26 Milan 0–3 Inter
Simeone Goal 42, 87'
Ronaldo Goal 77'
27 Juventus 4–1 Milan
Del Piero Goal 12' (pen.)39'
F. Inzaghi Goal 60, 83'
Boban Goal 30' (pen.)
28 Bari 1–0 Milan
Masinga Goal 81'
29 Milan 3–0 Atalanta
Weah Goal 10, 53, 87'
30 Bologna 3–0 Milan
R. Baggio Goal 15'50' (pen.)
Fontolan Goal 83'
31 Milan 0–0 Napoli
32 Roma 5–0 Milan
Candela Goal 16'
Di Biagio Goal 20' (pen.)28'
Paulo Sérgio Goal 39'
Delvecchio Goal 82'
33 Milan 1–1 Parma
Weah Goal 56' André Cruz Goal 16' (o.g.)

Coppa Italia[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

2 September 1997 First leg Milan 0-0 Reggina
24 September 1997 Second leg Reggina 0–2
(0–2 agg.)
Milan
Weah Goal 34'
Boban Goal 90'

Round of 16[edit]

16 October 1997 First leg Milan 3-2 Sampdoria
Weah Goal 64'
Maini Goal 74'
Kluivert Goal 92'
Tovalieri Goal 20'
Boghossian Goal 44'
19 November 1997 Second leg Sampdoria 1-2
(3-5 agg.)
Milan
Mihajlović Goal 29' Leonardo Goal 64'
André Cruz Goal 82' (pen.)

Quarter-finals[edit]

8 January 1998 First leg Milan 5–0 Internazionale Milan
20:45 CET Albertini Goal 29' (pen.)
Ganz Goal 33'
Savićević Goal 44'
Colonnese Goal 46' (o.g.)
Nilsen Goal 60'
Stadium: San Siro
Referee: Graziano Cesari
21 January 1998 Second leg Internazionale 1–0
(1–5 agg.)
Milan Milan
20:45 CET Branca Goal 32' Stadium: San Siro
Referee: Roberto Bettin

Semi-finals[edit]

18 February 1998 First leg Milan 0-0 Parma
12 March 1998 Second leg Parma 2-2
(2–2 agg.)
Milan
Chiesa Goal 49'
Stanić Goal 87'
Kluivert Goal 47, 93'

Final[edit]

8 April 1998 First leg Milan 1–0 Lazio Milan
Weah Goal 90' Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 63,564
Referee: Livio Bazzoli
29 April 1998 Second leg Lazio 3–1
(3–2 agg.)
Milan Rome
Gottardi Goal 56'
JugovićGoal 59' (pen.)
Nesta Goal 66'
Albertini Goal 47' Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 64,189
Referee: Florenzo Treossi

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name Serie A Coppa Italia Total
1 14 FW Liberia George Weah 10 3 13
2 9 FW Netherlands Patrick Kluivert 6 3 9
3 36 FW Italy Maurizio Ganz 4 1 5
4 20 MF Croatia Zvonimir Boban 2 1 3
30 MF Brazil Leonardo 3 0 3
38 FW Italy Filippo Maniero 3 0 3
7 4 MF Italy Demetrio Albertini 0 2 2
15 DF Brazil André Cruz 1 1 2
17 DF Germany Christian Ziege 2 0 2
10 11 FW Sweden Andreas Andersson 1 0 1
13 MF France Ibrahim Ba 1 0 1
19 DF Italy Giampiero Maini 0 1 1
35 DF Norway Steinar Nilsen 0 1 1
10 MF Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Savićević 0 1 1
Own goal 4 1 5
Totals 37 15 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/italy/1997-1998/seriea/milan.htm
  2. ^ Desailly was born in Accra, Ghana.
  3. ^ Ba was born in Dakar, Senegal
  4. ^ Davids was born in Paramaribo, Suriname.
  5. ^ 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.

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