Match Day 31 of Serie A has come to a close and the leader, Napoli, delivered a decisive victory against Juventus. The match ended 1-0 in favor of the home team. On this Match Day, 6 games were won by the home teams while only 3 were won by away teams. In addition, one match ended in a draw. This result leaves Napoli at the top of Serie A standings with an impressive 31 points out of 33 possible matches.
The most interesting stats of the Match Day
Rafael Leão’s 2 goals were enough to secure a win for AC Milan against Lecce. The match ended in a 2-0 score, making the total goals scored in this Match Day 26 – an increase of 34% from the previous Match Day, which usually yields around 24 goals per match. The fastest goal of the day came at minute 2 by Lazar Samardžić of Udinese who was playing against Cremonese. Ultimately, Udinese won with a 0-3 scoreline. All in all, it was an exciting day for fans with plenty of goal-scoring action and drama!
Destroyer of the Match Day:
Lecce had a tough match against Inter, but despite the eventual 2-1 defeat, they put on an impressive defensive display. The players managed to make 15 interceptions, 1 block and 25 tackles while their goalkeeper made 3 saves – a total of 44 defensive actions. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to beat Inter this time around, but the team can take pride in how hard they worked to keep their opponents at bay.
It should also be noted that this was still not enough for Lecce to become Match Day Destroyers on this occasion; that title went to Cremonese who recorded 37 defensive activities per Match Day over the course of the season.
Creator of the Match Day:
Bologna and Verona faced off in a thrilling match that ended in a 1-1 draw. Bologna were the creators of the match day, winning 114 duels and attempting 25 shots – 7 on target, 18 off target. In total they had 139 actions on the pitch. Verona still made their mark however, accumulating 124 of this kind of action per Match Day. It was an even battle between both sides with neither able to get the upper hand in what was certainly an entertaining affair.
The team with the best pass accuracy:
Bologna had the best passing accuracy this season, completing 87% of their 685 passes. Napoli were the top team in the league, successfully completing 90% of their passes per Match Day. Unfortunately, Verona had the worst passing accuracy of 63%, and were also the lowest performing team with a 78% pass accuracy per Match Day. This season was certainly a challenge for Verona and they will be looking to improve in future seasons.
On April 22, 2023, Nicola Ravaglia of Sampdoria made the most saves on Match Day with 31 during the game against Spezia. The match ended in a draw of 1-1. The match with the most cards shown was between Empoli and Monza, with 8 yellow cards and 1 red card being shown. In the end, Empoli won 1-0. It was an intense game that saw many fouls committed by both teams.
There is a top 3 of players with yellow and red cards this season:
- Mehdi_Léris, yellow + 0 red (Sampdoria)
- Sofyan_Amrabat, yellow + 0 red (Fiorentina)
- Leonardo_Sernicola, yellow + 0 red (Cremonese)
The topscorers list in the league:
- Victor Osimhen, 19 (Napoli) ( + 0).
- Lautaro Martínez, 15 (Inter) ( + 1).
- Ademola Lookman, 13 (Atalanta) ( + 0).
- MBala Nzola, 13 (Spezia) ( + 0).
- Rafael Leão, 12 (AC Milan) ( + 2).
In terms of assists — here is top 5 players:
- Khvicha Kvaratskhelia , 9 (Napoli) ( + 0).
- Sergej Milinković-Savić , 8 (Lazio) ( + 0).
- Isaac Success , 6 (Udinese) ( + 0).
- Nicolò Barella , 6 (Inter) ( + 0).
- Piotr Zieliński , 6 (Napoli) ( + 0).
The best goalkeepers:
- Bartłomiej Drągowski (Spezia) — 102 saves during the season ( + 0)
- Lorenzo Montipò (Verona) — 102 saves during the season ( + 6)
- Łukasz Skorupski (Bologna) — 96 saves during the season ( + 3)
- Wladimiro Falcone (Lecce) — 94 saves during the season ( + 3)
- Michele Di Gregorio (Monza) — 91 saves during the season ( + 2)
League table right now:
The next Match Day will start April 30 at 18:45 (UTC) at Bologna on (Stadio Renato DallAra) with the game Bologna vs Juventus.