2004–05 Serie A

Serie A
Season 2004–05
Champions Not awarded (Juventus were stripped of their title due to match fixing)
Relegated Bologna
Brescia
Atalanta
Champions League Juventus
Milan
Internazionale
Udinese
UEFA Cup Sampdoria
Palermo
Roma
Matches played 380
Goals scored 960 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Cristiano Lucarelli (24)
Highest scoring Livorno 4–6 Parma
Average attendance 26,098

In the 2004–05 season, the Serie A, the highest professional football league in Italy, was expanded to contain 20 clubs, which played 38 matches against each other, rather than the 34 matches in previous seasons. The Coppa Campioni d'Italia was presented to the winners on the pitch for the first time.

The first two teams qualified directly to UEFA Champions League, teams ending in the third and fourth places had to play Champions League qualifications, teams ending in the fifth and sixth places qualified to UEFA Cup (another spot was given to the winner of Coppa Italia), while the last three teams were to be relegated in Serie B, the Italian second division.

Juventus finished as champions, however they were later stripped of the title due to their involvement in the 2006 Serie A scandal. Runners-up Milan were also implicated in the scandal, and as a result that season's title was not awarded to any club. Udinese qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history. Palermo, in its first Serie A campaign in over 30 years, finished in sixth place, qualifying for the UEFA Cup for the first time in its history. Roma qualified for the UEFA Cup as the runners-up in the Coppa Italia because the cup winner, Internazionale, had already qualified for the Champions League.

Two teams, Brescia and Atalanta, were directly relegated to Serie B, while the third relegation place was to be decided among three teams, Fiorentina, Bologna and Parma; counting only the so-called classifica avulsa, that is the table composed solely by the six matches between the three teams, Bologna and Parma had fewer points, and played the relegation tiebreaker. The tiebreaker was won by Parma, defeated 01 at home but winning 02 away in the return match. This method of classifying teams on equal points totals was abolished for the 2005–06 season.

Personnel and Sponsoring

Team Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atalanta Andrea Mandorlini
Delio Rossi
Asics Promatech
Bologna Carlo Mazzone Macron Amica Chips
Brescia Gianni De Biasi
Alberto Cavasin
Kappa Banca Lombarda e Piemontese
Cagliari Daniele Arrigoni A-Line Terra Sarda
Chievo Mario Beretta
Maurizio D'Angelo
Joma Paluani
Fiorentina Emiliano Mondonico
Sergio Buso
Dino Zoff
Adidas Toyota
Internazionale Roberto Mancini Nike Pirelli
Juventus Fabio Capello Nike SKY Sports
Lazio Domenico Caso
Giuseppe Papadopulo
Puma Parmacotto
Lecce Zdeněk Zeman Asics Salento
Livorno Franco Colomba
Roberto Donadoni
Asics Banca Carige
Milan Carlo Ancelotti Adidas Opel
Messina Bortolo Mutti Legea Caffe Miscela D'Oro
Parma Silvio Baldini
Pietro Carmignani
Champion Champion
Palermo Francesco Guidolin Lotto Provincia di Palermo
Reggina Walter Mazzarri Asics Gicos
Roma Cesare Prandelli
Rudi Völler
Ezio Sella
Luigi Del Neri
Bruno Conti
Diadora Mazda
Sampdoria Walter Novellino Kappa ERG
Siena Luigi Simoni
Luigi De Canio
Lotto Monte Paschi Vita
Udinese Luciano Spalletti Le Coq Sportif Kia Motors

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Juventus 38 26 8 4 67 27 +40 86[lower-alpha 1] 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Milan 38 23 10 5 63 28 +35 79
3 Internazionale 38 18 18 2 65 37 +28 72 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Udinese 38 17 11 10 56 40 +16 62
5 Sampdoria 38 17 10 11 42 29 +13 61 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round
6 Palermo 38 12 17 9 48 44 +4 53
7 Messina 38 12 12 14 44 52 8 48
8 Roma 38 11 12 15 55 58 3 45[lower-alpha 2] 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round
9 Livorno 38 11 12 15 49 60 11 45
10 Reggina 38 10 14 14 36 45 9 44
11 Lecce 38 10 14 14 66 73 7 44
12 Cagliari 38 10 14 14 51 60 9 44
13 Lazio 38 11 11 16 48 53 5 44[lower-alpha 3] 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
14 Siena 38 9 16 13 44 55 11 43
15 Chievo 38 11 10 17 32 49 17 43
16 Fiorentina 38 9 15 14 42 50 8 42
17 Parma 38 10 12 16 48 65 17 42 Relegation tie-breaker
18 Bologna (R) 38 9 15 14 33 36 3 42 Relegation to Serie B after Relegation tie-breaker
19 Brescia (R) 38 11 8 19 37 54 17 41 Relegation to Serie B
20 Atalanta (R) 38 8 11 19 34 45 11 35
Source: Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio - La Storia 1898-2004, Panini Edizioni, Modena, September 2005
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Juventus were stripped of the title during the 2005–06 Serie A season, because of the 2006 Italian football scandal
  2. Roma gained entry to the 2005–06 UEFA Cup as 2004–05 Coppa Italia runners-up: champions Internazionale qualified to the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League.
  3. Lazio gained entry to the 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup after Messina and Livorno renounced.

Positions by round

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Juventus11111111111111111111111122222211221111
Milan1141143232222222222222222211111122112222
Internazionale813769656567776544444334334433333333333
Udinese152512131616121044333333333344344565445554444
Sampdoria181819161191171211111399865565655553345544455555
Palermo481085108111516161255757757877666566666666666
Messina12633256945546101411129109121314131414141312131110877777
Roma5912131412913991315111197867656677777878121213141488
Livorno1015161820201816131389151511121415131013121312131313121112987899109
Reggina14149912131518181719161416131410119878911119101113141313131413121310
Lecce93627423334687610111214121011111010891010101414141013121211
Cagliari210411687488910444968811910888101199810910988912
Lazio372581113811101281314151513101114151515151212121414117791111101113
Siena1912151516171917171818191919191818191919181818191818191918181615151616161814
Chievo75874345712651012101315161616141412141515171716171517161718171415
Fiorentina17111314151414106710111281289131215161616161616151515161818171917181916
Parma1317182018191719191917181818181919181817171717181717161617151716191515151717
Bologna16191410107101414151517171717171714151311910991188791211111210131518
Brescia2020201719151215161414141613161616171718191919171919181819201919181819191619
Atalanta616171917182020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020192020202020202020
Leader and qualification to Champions League group stage
Qualification to Champions League group stage
Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
Relegation to 2005–06 Serie B

Source: Lega Serie A

Results

Home \ Away[1] ATA BOL BRECAGCHVFIOINTJUVLAZLCELIVMESMILPALPARREGROMSAMSIEUDI
Atalanta 20 00 22 30 10 23 12 11 22 10 21 12 10 10 01 01 00 11 01
Bologna 21 12 10 31 00 01 01 12 00 00 22 02 11 31 20 31 00 11 01
Brescia 10 11 20 10 11 03 03 02 01 23 21 00 02 31 20 01 01 01 01
Cagliari 33 10 21 42 10 33 11 11 31 00 21 01 00 21 11 30 00 20 11
Chievo 10 10 31 11 12 22 01 01 21 10 10 01 21 20 00 22 02 13 00
Fiorentina 00 10 30 21 20 11 33 23 40 11 11 12 12 21 21 12 02 00 22
Internazionale 10 22 10 20 11 32 22 11 21 10 50 01 11 22 00 20 32 20 31
Juventus 20 21 20 42 30 10 01 21 52 42 21 00 11 20 10 20 01 30 21
Lazio 21 21 00 23 01 11 11 01 33 31 20 12 13 20 11 31 12 11 01
Lecce 10 11 41 31 30 22 22 01 53 32 10 22 20 33 11 11 14 22 34
Livorno 11 10 21 33 12 20 02 22 10 10 31 10 22 20 11 02 10 36 12
Messina 10 00 20 21 00 11 21 00 10 14 11 14 00 10 21 43 22 41 10
Milan 30 01 11 10 10 60 00 01 21 52 22 12 33 30 31 11 10 21 31
Palermo 10 10 33 30 22 00 02 10 33 32 12 21 00 11 11 20 20 10 15
Parma 22 12 21 32 22 00 22 11 31 21 64 00 12 33 10 21 11 00 10
Reggina 00 11 13 32 10 12 00 21 21 22 21 02 01 10 13 10 01 33 00
Roma 21 11 22 51 00 10 33 12 00 22 30 32 02 11 51 12 11 02 03
Sampdoria 12 00 01 00 10 30 01 03 01 30 20 10 01 10 10 32 21 11 20
Siena 21 11 23 22 01 10 22 03 10 11 11 22 21 00 01 00 04 21 23
Udinese 21 01 12 20 30 22 11 01 30 21 11 11 11 10 40 02 33 11 10

Source: lega-calcio.it (in Italian)
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Relegation tie-breaker

Parma 0–1 Bologna
Tare  18'
Attendance: 27,333

Bologna 0–2 Parma
Cardone  17'
Gilardino  45+2'

Bologna F.C. 1909 relegated to Serie B.

Top scorers

Place Scorer Scored Team
1 Cristiano Lucarelli 24 Livorno
2 Alberto Gilardino 23 Parma
3 Vincenzo Montella 21 Roma
4 Luca Toni 20 Palermo
5 Mirko Vučinić 19 Lecce
6 Andriy Shevchenko 17 Milan
7 Adriano 16 Internazionale
Mauro Esposito 16 Cagliari
Zlatan Ibrahimović 16 Juventus
10 David Di Michele 15 Udinese

References and sources

  • Almanacco Illustrato del Calcio 2006, Panini Edizioni, Modena, November 2006
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