The summer of 1988 it was like the whole city was in mourning, almost like a wake, with locals remembering this summer just as vividly as the summer before it. Napoli did not match Inter in the domestic league, but recorded a second place, its fourth consecutive podium finish in the final standings. The film doesn’t, however, cover much of the season after the first Serie A triumph (the 1987/88 season). From the outset, the media tycoon had declared he was going to create the greatest team in Italy and Europe. Investigative journalist Simone Di Meo told ‘The Guardian’ in 2019 that “if Napoli had won that season, the Camorra would have had to pay out 200 billion lire in bets. Aveva affrontato, anche segnando, più volte l’Ascoli che in quegli anni militava in Serie A. After a long war of words, Maradona made up with the club and helped them to win the UEFA CUP in 1988/89. The Camorra works a bit different to other organized crime groups, its organisational structure is made up by a number of ‘clans’ who run and oversee certain areas of Naples, as they all work individually. They had lost only 2 games all season before the run-in and remarkably in the last 5 games, they drew one and lost four, handing the title to AC Milan. If you stare deeply enough at the many graffitied walls within the city you will be sure to find his name plastered somewhere. Juventus, Inter, Verona y Milan clasificados a la Copa UEFA. Astonishingly, Napoli would be pitched up against the European super-power of Real Madrid in the first round. Il 10 maggio del 1987 il Napoli di Maradona è campione d'Italia per la prima volta nella sua storia. S.S.C. They were clear favourites to retain their title, with only AC Milan seen as a potential threat after they had just been purchased by Silvio Berlusconi. After all, this could happen to his Milan side one day. It began to fall to bits in Turin, at the home of their fearsome rivals Juventus, with a 3-1 defeat. The partying that engulfed the city of Naples after their title was confirmed in 1987 have been hard for any team to match. After their title triumph in 1986/87, Napoli would be playing in the European Cup, for the first time in their history. It is said nearly everyone in the city of Naples had placed bets on the 1987-88 title staying in Naples. Attendance Statistics of Serie A 1987-1988 : Statistiche Spettatori Serie A 1987-1988 Analysis Season Il 10 maggio 1987 il Napoli vince lo scudetto, il primo della sua storia. Le 20 septembre 1987, les deux Maradona s’affrontent au Stade San Paolo (victoire 2-1 du Napoli). 18 I 1987 2-1: Avellino-Fiorentina: 0-2 0-1: Brescia-Napoli: 1-2 1-0: Empoli-Inter: 1-2 0-1: Milan-Ascoli: 0-1 0-0: Roma-Como: 0-0 1-0: Sampdoria-Atalanta: 0-1 2-1: Torino-Verona: 1-2 0-2: Udinese-Juventus: 1-2 Nel novembre 1987,infatti, l’argentino fu “prestato” dal Napoli per una domenica al Granada. Ez volt egyébként a bajnokság utolsó 16 csapatos szezonja, a következő szezonban már 18 csapatosra bővítették. Napoli won its first Serie A title with recently crowned World Cup winner Diego Maradona as their most influential player. With Careca joining Maradona and the Italian forward Bruno Giordano, Napoli had the most feared front three in Italy, better known as ‘MA-GI-CA’. Guagliu! Disastroso il girone di andata ascolano, chiuso all'ultimo posto con 8 punti in classifica, nel girone di ritorno ha raddoppiato il bottino, portando a casa 16 punti, gettando con questo recupero le premesse del mantenimento della massima categoria. If we want to avoid all the sinister routes to explain Napoli’s capitulation in the 1987/88 season then we have to address the fact that some of the team hated their head coach. Napoli only just failed to defend its inaugural Serie A title, finishing three points behind A.C. Milan.Napoli proved to be the most offensive team in the entire league, with Careca and Diego Maradona dominating the scoring charts. Could a man that fearful of his teams downfall influence his domestic league as well? Ez volt a klub első bajnoki címe. 30a GIORNATA 17 mag 1987 MARCATORI Ascoli - Napoli 1-1 10' Carnevale I (NA), 54' Barbuti Avellino - Roma 2-1 3' Conti B. However, he ended up staying, and Napoli strengthened their squad ahead of the 1987-88 season, signing Brazillian forward Careca who was the star of the 1986 World Cup. With five matches remaining, remembering that it was 2 points for a win, Napoli were 4 points clear. Maradona’s old driver Pietro Pugliese would eventually be the main instigator in Maradona’s demise in Naples. Aveva affrontato, anche segnando, più volte l’Ascoli che in quegli anni militava in Serie A. He didn’t like the idea of two teams who could provide so much excitement and such a televisually lucrative match going head to head so early. Sembra una favola, ma invece è tutto vero. This was the start of the tensions between the senior players and their manager coming to the boil. S.S.C. It also showed his fall from grace as he battled with drug abuse and scandals, as well as how the whole nation turned on him during the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Less than a year earlier the Napoli fans were celebrating with ‘death notices’ baring the name of Juventus. - Art. Italy Championship 1987/88. 1986/87|1988/89. I gol del Napoli con telecronaca faziosa avversaria (1'parte) Locals ‘taxed themselves’ to cover the costs as John Foot outlines in his book ‘Calcio’. E che ve sit pers! He claimed the president of Napoli, Corrado Ferlaino had promised him a transfer to Marseille. Napoli e Real Madrid al San Paolo per la gara di Coppa Campioni del 30 settembre 1987 La vittoria del 1º Scudetto significò l'esordio in Coppa dei Campioni , torneo il cui … Although he took no blame for the open letter, he refused to return to training for the new season 1988/89. "Norme organizzative interne della F.I.G.C. This would be Maradona’s most prolific season in the ‘Azzurri’ of Napoli, yet his team would remarkably miss out on retaining the title that they were pretty much guaranteed to win before a ball was kicked. But president, we have to let someone else win, otherwise, it gets boring.” This could just be the way it looks, the star player in the midst of celebrating a gruelling title-winning season, an off the cuff comment. At the end of the season, four players were sacked by Napoli after writing an open letter of protest against their manager. Central defender Ciro Ferrara got his breakthrough, helping out the team to win the trophy. Serie A 1986/1987: actualités, Dates et résultats, Classement, Équipes, Buteurs. 15° giornata: Napoli – domenica 11 gennaio 1987 - Stadio “San Paolo” NAPOLI – ASCOLI 3-0 When the deal didn’t happen Maradona refused to play and missed the first 4 games of the season. It a frequent occurrence that feuds or gang wars break out, although effectively they are all part of the same team. Pugliese, who released all this info in 1991 at the time, also dragged up the story of how he knew Napoli had thrown away the league title after pressure from the Camorra. ... Ascoli: Napoli… E' il 1987-88, l'anno della delusione. He replies with something along the lines of it being amazing but he would have loved to have won the two previous titles too. Napoli proved to be the most offensive team in the entire league, with Careca and Diego Maradona dominating the scoring charts. Berlusconi hired Arrigo Sacchi to manage the team and brought in Ruud Gullit and Marco Van Basten to boost the playing squad. However, taking into account the team, the city and the player involved with the comment, there might be something deeper to his claim especially if we cut out and only use the “We have to let someone else win.” Maybe they had to. Inter and Juventus, in fact, had several issues. ... Bianchi gli concede la passerella l'ultima giornata ad Ascoli (1-1). Napoli still had one game left to play that season an away game at Ascoli, but it meant nothing and Napoli played as if they had one hell of a hangover, which they most certainly had after a week of partying. Maybe they themselves felt like the only way to get rid of him, was to make him fail. Cette saison 1987-1988, le Napoli terminera 2e, Ascoli 12e. Diego Armando Maradona. Ebben a szezonban a Napoli duplázott, ugyanis a bajnoki cím mellé a kupagyőzelmet is begyűjtötték. Napoli were beaten 2-0, with Maradona was marked out of a game which turned out to be quite a dull affair, with plenty of fouls and battles but not much fluent football. In the changing rooms, Ferlaino is asked about how he feels after winning the league. Napoli were unseeded going into the competition, which is why the heavyweight clash came about so early. 1a GIORNATA 13 set 1987 MARCATORI Ascoli - Roma 1-1 30' Scarafoni (AS), 74' rig. It is economic nonsense that a club such as Milan might be eliminated in the first round. Stagione. NAPOLI, 1987-88 1987-88 was a sad season for Napoli. Due to Milan's strong defence that was not enough for the title, and due to a 3-2 defeat at home to the eventual champions, the title defence got out of reach. Il Napoli neocampione d'Italia conduce in testa per tutto il campionato e sembra agevolmente destinato a confermare il suo titolo. Serie A 1986/1987 Schedule: Here you will find all matches in the overview Classifica: Inter, NAPOLI 20 – Milan, Juventus 18 – Roma, Verona 16 – Sampdoria 15 – Como 14 – Torino, Avellino 13 – Fiorentina, Empoli 11 – Brescia 10 – Atalanta, Ascoli 8 – Udinese 4. Chants from the dressing room after the game appeared to call for his resignation and Bianchi himself had even offered to step down. The celebrations from the previous summer were most certainly over. A slow start from Milan and with a lack of contenders coming from the other big clubs, the title looked odds on to be returning to Campania, if only there was somewhere to put a bet on it. Serie A 1986/1987 Calendario: Qui trovi una visione generale su tutte le partite. However, he ended up staying, and Napoli strengthened their squad ahead of the 1987-88 season, signing Brazillian forward Careca who was the star of the 1986 World Cup. This was then accompanied with another 3-2 defeat, this time in Florence, then on the last day of the season a 2-1 defeat at home to Sampdoria handed the title to Milan. La diffusione del calcio in Italia risale alla fine del XIX secolo ed è dovuta all'esperienza di alcuni appassionati che ebbero la possibilità di conoscere questo sport in Inghilterra, terra in cui il football aveva assunto i primi caratteri definiti, innanzitutto distinguendosi dal rugby. Napoli-Ascoli 1986-1987: al “San Paolo” scambio di gagliardetti tra Maradona e Liam Brady capitano dell’Ascoli. He is an eternal god of the city, where murals can be found on 40ft buildings. ... Ascoli-Napoli 1-3 (pen.) Today. Due to Milan's strong defence that was not enough for the title, and due to a 3-2 defeat at home to the eventual champions, the title defence got out of reach. The first leg was played behind closed doors at the Bernabeu, due to the trouble Madrid had caused in the previous season’s semi-final against Bayern Munich. Nella stagione 1986-1987 l'Ascoli ottiene una sofferta salvezza, raccogliendo 24 punti. He became a snitch for the state, his evidence eventually got Maradona done for drug dealing and pimping, also claiming that Maradona had slept with over 8,000 women during his time in Naples.