Friday May 8 2020
Football Italia calcio quiz - Serie A 1997-98

Think you know your Capocannoniere from your catenaccio? Test your Serie A knowledge with Football Italia’s calcio quiz, 1997-98 edition!

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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Have your say...
17/20 - This was the first season I followed Serie A week-in-week out
on the 13th May, 2020 at 5:08pm
@Dario Juventus were the best team that season especially after the arrival of Edgar Davids. So little is mentioned about the controversial disallowing of Inzaghi’s goal in the first match for a handball that was not clear. It was David’s debut and he was magnificent. I dunno I’ve always though that obstruction carried a punishment of indirect free kick but everyone keeps saying it should have been a direct kick ie penalty for an obstruction.
on the 10th May, 2020 at 11:39am
15/20 Not bad!
on the 9th May, 2020 at 9:07am
Please make the next quiz about 2005/06 season
on the 8th May, 2020 at 6:31pm
@ Punnochio - So you condone cheating? Please elaborate.....
on the 8th May, 2020 at 3:42pm
Clearly Dario didn't receive treatment for his burning backside, and yet he comments like a whining baby that he is....
on the 8th May, 2020 at 1:28pm
Smart way of stirring some controversy here - number of visitors went down these days without calcio?

We cannot forget how juBentus robbed another Scudetto in the season of 1997-98. April 1998 Derby d`Italia what is still alive in the football fans' memory - the infamous 'Mark Iuliano tackle' to Ronaldo. To add insult to injury, after ignoring that suspicious body check from Iuliano, referee Piero Ceccarini awarded a penalty to Juventus one minute later. Corruption kills football, stars leave.
on the 8th May, 2020 at 12:23pm

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