1998–99 A.C. Milan season

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Milan
1998–99 season
PresidentSilvio Berlusconi
ManagerAlberto Zaccheroni
StadiumSan Siro
Serie A1st
Coppa ItaliaRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague:
Oliver Bierhoff (20)

All:
Oliver Bierhoff (20)

In the 1998–99 season, Associazione Calcio Milan returned to their previous winning ways under the guidance of new manager Alberto Zaccheroni. Hired from Udinese, Zaccheroni brought striker Oliver Bierhoff and right-wingback Thomas Helveg with him from his former club. He introduced Milan to his unorthodox 3–4–3 formation (in the latter half of the season modified to 3–4–1–2, to allow space for a creative attacking midfielder) in which Bierhoff was a perfect centre forward, scoring 20 goals in the league.

Milan had a marvelous second half of the season, in which they competed for the Serie A title with Lazio and Fiorentina. After seven straight wins in the last seven matches, Milan clinched the scudetto, becoming champions of Italy for the 16th time in their history.

Squad[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Squad no. Name Nationality Position
Goalkeepers
12 Christian Abbiati Italy GK
1 Sebastiano Rossi Italy GK
31 Giorgio Frezzolini Italy GK
Defenders
3 Paolo Maldini (Captain) Italy CB / LB
5 Alessandro Costacurta Italy CB / SW / LB / RB
14 Roberto Ayala Argentina CB
25 Bruno Ngotty France CB
17 Christian Ziege Germany LB / LM
2 Thomas Helveg Denmark RB / RM
27 Francesco Coco Italy LB / LM
26 Luigi Sala Italy CB
19 Samir Beloufa Algeria CB
Midfielders
4 Demetrio Albertini Italy CM / DM
18 Leonardo Brazil AM / LW
10 Zvonimir Boban Croatia AM / CM / LW / RW
24 Guly Argentina LM / RM / AM
23 Massimo Ambrosini Italy CM / DM
7 Ibrahim Ba France RM / LM
21 Federico Giunti Italy CM / AM / DM
30 Domenico Morfeo Italy AM / LM / RM
8 Roberto Donadoni Italy RM / LM / CM
Forwards
20 Oliver Bierhoff Germany CF
9 George Weah Liberia CF
11 Maurizio Ganz Italy CF
16 Mohammed Aliyu Datti Nigeria CF / SS
13 Alessandro Iannuzzi Italy CF

Left club during the 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
16 GK Germany GER Jens Lehmann
15 DF Brazil BRA André Cruz
21 DF Italy ITA Giuseppe Cardone
Starting line-up since Zaccheroni adopted, at the end of the first half of the season, a formation with a trequartista. Earlier, he had used a 3-4-3.

Serie A[edit]

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[a] Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ ROM 7pts. JUV 5pts. UDI 4pts.

Matches[edit]

1 Milan 3–0 Bologna
Cappioli Goal 45' (o.g.)
Bierhoff Goal 51' (pen.)
Leonardo Goal 82'
3 Milan 1–3 Fiorentina
Bierhoff Goal 69' (pen.) Batistuta Goal 6, 46, 52'
4 Venezia 0–2 Milan
Bierhoff Goal 3'
Leonardo Goal 69'
6 Milan 3–2 Roma
Leonardo Goal 45'
Ziege Goal 58'
Weah Goal 72'
Delvecchio Goal 8, 69'
7 Piacenza 1–1 Milan
S. Inzaghi Goal 44' Ganz Goal 90 + 2'
8 Milan 2–2 Inter
Weah Goal 13'
Albertini Goal 90' (pen.)
Ronaldo Goal 7'
Moriero Goal 48'
9 Bari 0–0 Milan
10 Milan 1–0 Lazio
Leonardo Goal 90'
11 Parma 4–0 Milan
Chiesa Goal 25'
Crespo Goal 36, 60'
Boghossian Goal 90'
12 Milan 3–0 Udinese
Weah Goal 22'
Leonardo Goal 41'
Bierhoff Goal 60'
13 Milan 1–0 Vicenza
Weah Goal 84'
14 Sampdoria 2–2 Milan
Palmieri Goal 58'
Ortega Goal 86'
Leonardo Goal 39'
Bierhoff Goal 73'
15 Milan 1–1 Juventus
Albertini Goal 27' (pen.) Fonseca Goal 85'
16 Empoli 1–1 Milan
Di Napoli Goal 59' Ziege Goal 84'
17 Milan 2–1 Perugia
Guly Goal 37'
Bierhoff Goal 40'
Nakata Goal 90' (pen.)
18 Bologna 2–3 Milan
Signori Goal 15, 44' Guly Goal 21'
Magoni Goal 52' (o.g.)
Ngotty Goal 90'
19 Milan 3–2 Salernitana
Bierhoff Goal 3, 60'
Weah Goal 25'
Giampaolo Goal 7'
Del Grosso Goal 14'
21 Milan 2–1 Venezia
Guly Goal 39'
Ganz Goal 53'
Tuta Goal 70'
22 Milan 1–0 Cagliari
M. Villa Goal 49' (o.g.)
23 Roma 1–0 Milan
Paulo Sérgio Goal 64'
25 Inter 2–2 Milan
Ngotty Goal 7' (o.g.)
J. Zanetti Goal 77'
Leonardo Goal 14, 52'
26 Milan 2–2 Bari
Bierhoff Goal 42'
Ganz Goal 90'
Osmanovski Goal 6, 80'
27 Lazio 0–0 Milan
28 Milan 2–1 Parma
Maldini Goal 59'
Ganz Goal 72'
Balbo Goal 39'
29 Udinese 1–5 Milan
Amoroso Goal 58' Boban Goal 15, 37'
Bierhoff Goal 45, 60'
Weah Goal 63'
30 Vicenza 0–2 Milan
Bierhoff Goal 40'
Leonardo Goal 72'
31 Milan 3–2 Sampdoria
Ambrosini Goal 17'
Leonardo Goal 79'
Castellini Goal 90' (o.g.)
Montella Goal 60'
Franceschetti Goal 86'
32 Juventus 0–2 Milan
Weah Goal 46, 62'
33 Milan 4–0 Empoli
Bierhoff Goal 32, 55, 60'
Leonardo Goal 88'
34 Perugia 1–2 Milan
Nakata Goal 79' (pen.) Guly Goal 11'
Bierhoff Goal 31'

Topscorers[edit]

References[edit]

  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.