2003–04 A.C. Milan season

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Milan
2003–04 season
PresidentSilvio Berlusconi
ManagerCarlo Ancelotti
StadiumSan Siro
Serie A1st
Coppa ItaliaSemi-finals
Supercoppa ItalianaRunners-up
UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finals
UEFA Super CupWinners
Intercontinental CupRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague:
Andriy Shevchenko (24)

All:
Andriy Shevchenko (29)
Average home league attendance63,245[1]

In 2003–04, Associazione Calcio Milan managed to claim their first Serie A title since 1998–99. Arguably, this was the pinnacle of Carlo Ancelotti's Milan side, as the players proved they had the ability to perform effectively for the whole season.

Roma both scored more and conceded fewer goals than Milan, but the effectiveness the Milanese showed in tight matches ensured their winning margin was edged out to a stable 11 points. The title was sealed against Roma at home, with a goal by Andriy Shevchenko proving enough for a 1–0 win.

In the Champions League, Milan failed to defend their European title, as they were knocked out in the quarter-finals, losing 4–0 to Deportivo La Coruña in the second leg, after they had won 4–1 at home.

Individually, the biggest surprise was how the Brazilian trequartista Kaká seamlessly found his way into the Italian game, being a key player in Milan's success. The other two arrivals, Cafu and Giuseppe Pancaro, also integrated well with the team. Andriy Shevchenko was crowned as European Footballer of the Year on the back of his successful season. Tactically, Ancelotti used two different formations throughout the season; the 4–4–2 diamond (or 4–1–2–1–2) and the 4–3–2–1.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]
Squad no. Name Nationality Position
Goalkeepers
12 Dida Brazil GK
77 Christian Abbiati Italy GK
1 Valerio Fiori Italy GK
Defenders
3 Paolo Maldini (Captain) Italy CB / LB
2 Cafu Brazil RB / RM
13 Alessandro Nesta Italy CB
4 Kakha Kaladze Georgia (country) LB / CB / DM / LM
19 Alessandro Costacurta Italy CB / SW / LB / RB
14 Dario Šimić Croatia CB / RB / SW
27 Serginho Brazil LB / LM / LW
26 Giuseppe Pancaro Italy LB / RB
24 Martin Laursen Denmark CB
Midfielders
21 Andrea Pirlo Italy CM / AM / DM
8 Gennaro Gattuso Italy CM / DM / RM
10 Rui Costa Portugal AM
22 Kaká Brazil AM
20 Clarence Seedorf Netherlands CM / AM / RM / LM
23 Massimo Ambrosini Italy CM / DM
5 Fernando Redondo Argentina DM / CM
32 Cristian Brocchi Italy CM / DM / RM
Forwards
7 Andriy Shevchenko Ukraine CF
9 Filippo Inzaghi Italy CF
15 Jon Dahl Tomasson Denmark CF / SS
18 Marco Borriello Italy CF


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
11 FW Brazil BRA Rivaldo (on loan to Cruzeiro)
25 DF Brazil BRA Roque Junior (on loan to Leeds United and Siena)

Reserve 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
40 GK Italy ITA Giuseppe Dei Forti
41 MF Italy ITA Mattia Dal Bello
42 MF Italy ITA Roberto Bortolotto
43 FW Italy ITA Alessandro Matri
44 GK Italy ITA Marco Taddonio
45 DF Italy ITA Ignazio Abate
46 MF Italy ITA Davide Canini
No. Pos. Nation Player
47 DF Italy ITA Elia Legati
48 MF Italy ITA Patrick Kalambay
50 GK Italy ITA Davide Gobbato
51 MF Brazil BRA Claiton
52 FW Italy ITA Michele Piccolo
86 FW Italy ITA Nicola Pozzi

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Supercoppa Italiana[edit]

Serie A[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Milan (C) 34 25 7 2 65 24 +41 82 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Roma 34 21 8 5 68 19 +49 71
3 Juventus 34 21 6 7 67 42 +25 69 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Internazionale 34 17 8 9 59 37 +22 59
5 Parma 34 16 10 8 57 46 +11 58 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio – La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) tiebreaker for relevant positions 3) head-to-head points and goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Results summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Matches[edit]

1 September 2003 1 Ancona 0–2 Milan Ancona
20:30 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report Shevchenko Goal 30'75' Stadium: Stadio del Conero
Attendance: 22,746
Referee: Pierluigi Collina
13 September 2003 2 Milan 2–1 Bologna Milan
20:30 CEST (UTC+02:00) Shevchenko Goal 9'
Inzaghi Goal 85'
Report Nervo Goal 32' Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 57,835
Referee: Roberto Rosetti
21 September 2003 3 Perugia 1–1 Milan Perugia
15:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Vryzas Goal 30' Report Gattuso Goal 19' Stadium: Stadio Renato Curi
Attendance: 17,551
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta
28 September 2003 4 Milan 3–0 Lecce Milan
15:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Shevchenko Goal 21'69'
Tomasson Goal 90'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 57,710
Referee: Roberto Rosetti
5 October 2003 5 Internazionale 1–3 Milan Milan
20:30 CEST (UTC+02:00) Martins Goal 78' Report Inzaghi Goal 39'
Kaká Goal 46'
Shevchenko Goal 77'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 75,831
Referee: Massimo De Santis
19 October 2003 6 Milan 1–0 Lazio Milan
20:30 CEST (UTC+02:00) Pirlo Goal 37' Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 62,122
Referee: Salvatore Racalbuto
26 October 2003 7 Sampdoria 0–3 Milan Genoa
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Tomasson Goal 38'
Shevchenko Goal 59'90+2'
Stadium: Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Attendance: 34,424
Referee: Roberto Rosetti
1 November 2003 8 Milan 1–1 Juventus Milan
20:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Tomasson Goal 65' Report Di Vaio Goal 84' Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 77,921
Referee: Salvatore Racalbuto
9 November 2003 9 Parma 0–0 Milan Parma
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Stadium: Stadio Ennio Tardini
Attendance: 23,663
Referee: Pierluigi Collina
23 November 2003 10 Chievo 0–2 Milan Verona
20:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Shevchenko Goal 45+1'50' Stadium: Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi
Attendance: 30,186
Referee: Stefano Farina
30 November 2003 11 Milan 2–0 Modena Milan
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Shevchenko Goal 24'67' Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 59,577
Referee: Domenico Messina
6 December 2003 12 Empoli 0–1 Milan Empoli
18:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Kaká Goal 81' Stadium: Stadio Carlo Castellani
Attendance: 12,791
Referee: Salvatore Racalbuto
21 December 2003 14 Milan 1–2 Udinese Milan
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Cafu Goal 70' Report Fava Goal 2'
Sensini Goal 51'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 53,381
Referee: Paolo Bertini
6 January 2004 15 Roma 1–2 Milan Rome
20:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Cassano Goal 45+3' Report Shevchenko Goal 24'63' Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 73,383
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta
11 January 2004 16 Milan 3–1 Reggina Milan
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Kaká Goal 8'55'
Pirlo Goal 71' (pen.)
Report Torrisi Goal 2' Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 55,604
Referee: Roberto Rosetti
18 January 2004 17 Brescia 0–1 Milan Brescia
20:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Pancaro Goal 81' Stadium: Stadio Mario Rigamonti
Attendance: 19,972
Referee: Paolo Bertini
25 January 2004 18 Milan 5–0 Ancona Milan
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Shevchenko Goal 64' (pen.)
Rui Costa Goal 71'
Tomasson Goal 78' (pen.)
Kaká Goal 84'90'
Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 53,266
Referee: Luca Palanca
28 January 2004 13 Milan 2–1 Siena Milan
20:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Kaká Goal 38'
Tomasson Goal 54'
Report Flo Goal 87' Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 54,428
Referee: Daniele Tombolini
Note: Rescheduled because of Milan's participation in the 2003 Intercontinental Cup.
1 February 2004 19 Bologna 0–2 Milan Bologna
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Shevchenko Goal 19'
Tomasson Goal 89'
Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara
Attendance: 30,149
Referee: Emilio Pellegrino
8 February 2004 20 Milan 2–1 Perugia Milan
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Rui Costa Goal 74'
Pirlo Goal 78' (pen.)
Report Fresi Goal 84' (pen.) Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 55,229
Referee: Matteo Trefoloni
15 February 2004 21 Lecce 1–1 Milan Lecce
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Chevantón Goal 19' Report Shevchenko Goal 53' Stadium: Stadio Via del Mare
Attendance: 31,967
Referee: Tiziano Pieri
21 February 2004 22 Milan 3–2 Internazionale Milan
20:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Tomasson Goal 56'
Kaká Goal 57'
Seedorf Goal 85'
Report Stanković Goal 15'
C. Zanetti Goal 40'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 78,334
Referee: Roberto Rosetti
29 February 2004 23 Lazio 0–1 Milan Rome
20:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Ambrosini Goal 75' Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 54,632
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta
7 March 2004 24 Milan 3–1 Sampdoria Milan
15:00 CET (UTC+01:00) Pirlo Goal 17'
Inzaghi Goal 35'
Kaká Goal 49'
Report Doni Goal 27' Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 64,967
Referee: Matteo Trefoloni
14 March 2004 25 Juventus 1–3 Milan Turin
20:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Ferrara Goal 81' Report Shevchenko Goal 25'
Seedorf Goal 63'75'
Stadium: Stadio delle Alpi
Attendance: 52,300
Referee: Pierluigi Collina
20 March 2004 26 Milan 3–1 Parma Milan
20:30 CET (UTC+01:00) Tomasson Goal 33'52'
Shevchenko Goal 65'
Report Gilardino Goal 82' Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 63,433
Referee: Stefano Farina
28 March 2004 27 Milan 2–2 Chievo Milan
15:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Pirlo Goal 80'
Shevchenko Goal 90+7'
Report Sculli Goal 22'
Perrotta Goal 39'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 64,862
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta
4 April 2004 28 Modena 1–1 Milan Modena
15:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Amoruso Goal 52' Report Tomasson Goal 42' Stadium: Stadio Alberto Braglia
Attendance: 18,575
Referee: Massimo De Santis
10 April 2004 29 Milan 1–0 Empoli Milan
15:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Pirlo Goal 86' (pen.) Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 61,964
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta
17 April 2004 30 Siena 1–2 Milan Siena
18:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Chiesa Goal 38' (pen.) Report Shevchenko Goal 26'
Kaká Goal 80'
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi – Montepaschi Arena
Attendance: 13,090
Referee: Pierluigi Collina
25 April 2004 31 Udinese 0–0 Milan Udine
15:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report Stadium: Stadio Friuli
Attendance: 29,819
Referee: Massimo De Santis
2 May 2004 32 Milan 1–0 Roma Milan
15:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Shevchenko Goal 2' Report Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 76,911
Referee: Domenico Messina
9 May 2004 33 Reggina 2–1 Milan Reggio Calabria
15:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Di Michele Goal 7'
Cozza Goal 30' (pen.)
Report Shevchenko Goal 51' Stadium: Stadio Oreste Granillo
Attendance: 23,513
Referee: Nicola Ayroldi
16 May 2004 34 Milan 4–2 Brescia Milan
15:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Tomasson Goal 36'59'
Shevchenko Goal 37'
Rui Costa Goal 66'
Report Matuzalém Goal 53'69' Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 77,618
Referee: Antonio Danilo Giannoccaro

Coppa Italia[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Italy Milan 6 3 1 2 4 3 +1 10 Advance to knockout stage
2 Spain Celta Vigo 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9
3 Belgium Club Brugge 6 2 2 2 5 6 −1 8 Transfer to UEFA Cup
4 Netherlands Ajax 6 2 0 4 6 7 −1 6
16 September 2003 1 Milan Italy 1–0 Netherlands Ajax Milan, Italy
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Inzaghi Goal 67'
Gattuso Red card 90+1'
Report Van der Vaart Yellow card 39'
Escudé Yellow card 45'
Ibrahimović Yellow card 90+1'
Stadium: San Siro
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)
1 October 2003 2 Celta Vigo Spain 0–0 Italy Milan Vigo, Spain
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Vágner Yellow card 66' Report Cafu Yellow card 28'
Ambrosini Yellow card 47'
Maldini Yellow card 63'
Pirlo Yellow card 79'
Stadium: Balaídos
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
22 October 2003 3 Milan Italy 0–1 Belgium Club Brugge Milan, Italy
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report Mendoza Goal 33'
De Cock Yellow card 47'
Stadium: San Siro
Referee: Tom Henning Øvrebø (Norway)
4 November 2003 4 Club Brugge Belgium 0–1 Italy Milan Bruges, Belgium
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Rozehnal Yellow card 31' Report Nesta Yellow card 29' Yellow-red card 37'
Pancaro Yellow card 42'
Kaká Goal 86'
Stadium: Jan Breydel Stadium
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)
26 November 2003 5 Ajax Netherlands 0–1 Italy Milan Amsterdam, Netherlands
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Yakubu Yellow card 36'
Galásek Yellow card 43'
Report Inzaghi Yellow card 34'
Shevchenko Goal 52'
Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)
9 December 2003 6 Milan Italy 1–2 Spain Celta Vigo Milan, Italy
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Kaká Goal 40'
Brocchi Yellow card 86'
José Ignacio Yellow card 35', Goal 71'
Jesuli Goal 42'
Juanfran Yellow card 45+1'
Berizzo Yellow card 81'
Giovanella Yellow card 90+1'
Stadium: San Siro
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]
24 February 2004 First leg Sparta Prague Czech Republic 0–0 Italy Milan Prague, Czech Republic
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Report Gattuso Yellow card 78'
Cafu Yellow card 83'
Stadium: Stadion Letná
Attendance: 20,640
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
10 March 2004 Second leg Milan Italy 4–1
(4–1 agg.)
Czech Republic Sparta Prague Milan, Italy
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Inzaghi Goal 45+2'
Shevchenko Goal 66'79'
Gattuso Goal 85', Yellow card 86'
Report Sivok Yellow card 7'
Pergl Yellow card 25'
Jun Goal 59'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Quarter-finals[edit]
23 March 2004 First leg Milan Italy 4–1 Spain Deportivo La Coruña Milan, Italy
20:45 CET (UTC+01:00) Kaká Goal 45'49'
Shevchenko Goal 46'
Pirlo Goal 53'
Costacurta Yellow card 59'
Report Pandiani Goal 11'
Scaloni Yellow card 48'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 60,335
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)
7 April 2004 Second leg Deportivo La Coruña Spain 4–0
(5–4 agg.)
Italy Milan A Coruña, Spain
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Pandiani Goal 5', Yellow card 83'
Valerón Goal 35'
Luque Goal 44'
Víctor Yellow card 67'
Fran Goal 76'
Report Pirlo Yellow card 55' Stadium: Estadio Riazor
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attendance Statistics of Serie A 2003–2004". StadiaPostcards.com.
  2. ^ "FootballSquads - Milan - 2003/04". www.footballsquads.co.uk.