1997-98 was the year Ronaldo came to Serie A – but the Brazil star couldn’t bring the Scudetto to San Siro. Instead, after a titanic battle with Inter, it was Juventus celebrating.
The Old Lady and the Nerazzurri went toe-to-toe for the duration of the season but arguably the pivotal moment came in April, when Juve beat their Milanese rivals in a game so controversial it led to a debate – and a scuffle – in the Chamber of Deputies. It wasn’t the first or last title race to go down in infamy.
At the other end of the table, Napoli succumbed to the drop with only 14 points, winning just twice in the entire campaign. Eight years on from their last Scudetto, the Azzurri had to rebuild from Serie B.
Milan were in the midst of their own rebuilding process but the return of Fabio Capello proved to be a step in the wrong direction. Instead it was upwardly-mobile clubs such as Udinese, Lazio and Parma threatening to break the hegemony of Juve and the Milan clubs, with the Zebrette in particular taking 1997-98 by storm.
But what do you remember about the 1997-98 season? Click the quiz to get started, post your score in the comments below – and buona fortuna!
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