Mancini. Vieri. Henry. Sven. Ancelotti. Juventus v Lazio in 1998 – 99 had a bit of everything.
The Juventus shirts brings back happy memories for fans of classy kappa branded black and white Juve stripes. It brings back less happy memories for fans of Juventus. 1998-99 was the worst domestic season since 1990-91.
Alessandro Del Piero spent most of it on the side lines following a serious knee injury, whilst perennial boo-boy and French Rocastle 360-ing showpony Zinedine Zidane was on the pitch for most of the time to receive an unrelenting barracking from the fans.
Previously ultra-successful coach Marcello Lippi was gone by Feb, to be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti. The Old Lady ended up in seventh, and went out in the Champions League at the semi final stage to eventual winners, Man Utd.
In the highlights reel from Juve’s 3-1 win over Lazio in the league are a few famous faces. The mighty Sven sits alone on a bench, Ancelotti looks like he is dressed for a school trip to North Wales, and French misfit Thierry Henry is bundling them in any way he can, on his way to a record smashing total of 3 goals.
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