On This Day In 1984: Goals Prove Scarce On Quite Possibly The Dullest Day In Serie A History

Martin Cloake

21st, October 2015


We all know that a lack of goals doesn’t necessarily mean a lack of excitement, but still 21st October 1984 proved to be quite possibly the dullest game in Serie A history.

On that day, Napoli-Milan; Ascoli-Atalanta and Roma-Verona all produced barren 0-0 draws, while Fiorentina-Avellino; Inter-Como; Torino-Lazio and Udinese-Sampdoria all ended in similarly unentertaining 1-0 wins for the home side.

That’s just four goals in seven matches. Yeesh.

Imagine the sheer overdose of unbridled joy that broke out after the Cremonese-Juventus game, which not only produced an exotic away win, but also more goals than all the other fixtures put together – with the Old Lady running out 3-1 winners thanks to an inspirational performance by Michel Platini.

At least somebody was on song that day.