This article will tell you about the 10 greatest moments that have ever happened in the history of Serie A
The Serie A, Italy’s top professional football league, has a rich history spanning over a century. From legendary players to unforgettable moments.
These are just a few of the countless unforgettable moments that have taken place in Serie A over the years, and they serve as a testament to the league’s enduring appeal and legacy.
Here are ten of the greatest Serie A moments of all time.
1. AC Milan’s dominance (1988-1994)
AC Milan’s period of dominance in the late 1980s and early 1990s is one of the greatest eras in Serie A history. The team won five Serie A titles in seven seasons, including three consecutive championships from 1991 to 1993.
They also won the European Cup twice during this period. AC Milan was led by legendary players such as Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, and Franco Baresi, who are still considered among the greatest players in the history of the game.
2. Diego Maradona’s Napoli (1987-1990)
Diego Maradona is widely considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, and his time with Napoli in the late 1980s and early 1990s was one of the most successful periods in the club’s history.
Maradona led Napoli to two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990, ending Juventus and AC Milan’s dominance of the league. His performances for Napoli are still revered by fans to this day.
3. Roma’s Scudetto (2001)
In the 2000-01 season, Roma won their first Serie A title in 18 years. The team was led by talismanic captain Francesco Totti, who scored 13 goals and provided 13 assists.
The title was a result of a collective effort from a talented team, which included the likes of Gabriel Batistuta and Walter Samuel. The moment when Roma secured the Scudetto after a 3-1 victory over Parma is one of the greatest moments in the club’s history.
4. Calciopoli scandal (2006)
The Calciopoli scandal rocked Italian football in 2006, revealing widespread match-fixing and corruption in Serie A. Juventus were stripped of their titles, and several high-profile figures in Italian football were banned. The scandal had a profound impact on Italian football, leading to a period of uncertainty and change in the league.
5. Inter Milan’s Treble (2010)
In the 2009-10 season, Inter Milan won the Serie A title, the Coppa Italia, and the Champions League under the guidance of manager Jose Mourinho. This was the first time an Italian team had won the treble.
The team was led by a core of world-class players, including Samuel Eto’o, Wesley Sneijder, and Diego Milito. Inter Milan’s victory in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich was one of the greatest moments in the club’s history.
6. Juventus’ unbeaten season (2011-2012)
In the 2011-2012 season, Juventus went the entire Serie A campaign without losing a single game, winning the league title by a comfortable margin.
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The team was led by Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon, and their unbeaten run in the league is one of the greatest achievements in the history of Serie A.
7. AC Milan’s Derby della Madonnina comeback (2004)
In the 2004 Derby della Madonnina, AC Milan trailed rivals Inter Milan 2-0 at halftime. However, a second-half hat-trick from Andriy Shevchenko secured a thrilling 4-2 comeback victory for Milan. The win was one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the Milan derby and is still celebrated by AC Milan fans today.
8. Baggio’s Scudetto-winning penalty (1995)
In the 1994-1995 season, Roberto Baggio led Juventus to the Serie A title with a dramatic penalty in the final game of the season against Fiorentina. The penalty secured a 1-0 victory and the Scudetto for Juventus.
9. AS Roma’s comeback against Barcelona (2018)
In the Champions League quarter-finals of the 2017-2018 season, Roma produced an incredible comeback against Barcelona, overturning a 4-1 first-leg deficit to win 3-0 at home and progress to the semi-finals on away goals.
10. Napoli’s 4-3 win over Lazio (2016)
In a thrilling encounter in the 2016-2017 season, Napoli defeated Lazio 4-3 in a back-and-forth game that featured stunning goals from both sides. The game is widely regarded as one of the best Serie A matches in recent memory.