He also made headlines that day by requiring thirty stitches after being kicked in the face by Milan defender Mauro Tassotti.
A product of the Inter youth academy, Oriali played for the Nerazzurri from 1970 to 1983, scoring 33 goals in 277 league appearances. In that time, he won two Scudettos (1971, 1980) and two Coppa Italia trophies (1978, 1982).
Inter also won the second Milan derby of the season, but finished in fifth position in the table, behind Juventus, Fiorentina, Roma, and Napoli. Milan finished 14th out of 16 teams and were relegated to Serie B.