Last year was a dismal failure for the Friuli team that exited the Champions League early and hovered dangerously for too long near the relegation zone. This year is a clean beginning but the Zebrette will continue to count on the same players: Vincenzo Iaquinta, Sulley Ali Muntari, Felipe and Morgan De Sanctis.
Goal: Either a UEFA Cup or Champions League qualification spot
Prediction: A top-half of the table finish
Players In: DF Igor Ðuric (from AC Bellinzona) DF Andrea Coda (from Empoli) (co-ownership) MF Abel Aguilar (from Deportivo Cali) MF José Montiel (from Olimpia Asunción) MF Alessandro Moro (from Foggia) MF Gaetano D'Agostino (from Messina & Roma) MF Raffaele De Martino (from Treviso) FW Schumacher (from Atletico Paranaense) FW Jani Virtanen (from Turun Palloseura) FW Asamoah (return from Modena) DF Andrea Dossena (co-ownership from Treviso) GK Carlo Sciarrone FW Guilherme Siqueira (co-ownership from Internazionale) MF Flavio Lazzari (signed from A.S. Cisco Roma) Players Out: DF Valerio Bertotto (to Siena) MF Luis Vidigal (to Livorno) MF Fernando Tissone (to Atalanta B.C.) (co-ownership) MF Salvatore Masiello (on loan to Messina) (co-ownership with Palermo renewed) FW Fausto Rossini (to Catania) (co-ownership with Atalanta) DF Mirko Pieri (to U.C. Sampdoria) (co-ownership) FW Simone Pepe (on loan to Cagliari) (co-ownership with Palermo renewed) DF Vincent Candela (to Siena) DF Rodrigo Defendi (return to Tottenham) DF Juarez MF Roberto Baronio (to Lazio) (end of loan spell) GK Olivier Renard (to Standard Liège) DF Cribari (to S.S. Lazio) MF Stefano Mauri (to S.S. Lazio) MF Alberto (to A.C. Siena)