Migliori della Serie A

Italians in Serie A: Guglielmo Vicario stands out on matchday 11

The Empoli goalkeeper is the best Italian player in the last round of Serie A according to the Opta Index

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Italians in Serie A: Guglielmo Vicario stands out on matchday 11

Another great performance that tops off an excellent start to the championship. Guglielmo Vicario, Empoli’s goalkeeper on loan from Cagliari, is the MVP according to the Opta data from the last round of the championship. Andreazzoli's side secured a crucial victory at the Mapei Stadium and the 25-year-old shot-stopper was called upon on a number of occasions, once again confirming his reliability between the posts. In the 35th minute, he made his first key save of the match, denying Traoré – who was through on goal – the chance to take the lead. It was no coincidence that the goal which he did concede took an unexpected deflection off his team-mate Tonelli, as he always appeared safe and secure against the efforts of Berardi and co In the 78th minute, Boga skipped past the Empoli defence, made his way into the box and unleashed a powerful effort, but it was no match for Vicario who held firm and made a spectacular save to Sassuolo a second. Empoli's comeback was only made possible thanks to that save.

Guglielmo Vicario is the goalkeeper with the most saves in the league at this moment (39). Furthermore, among the goalkeepers who have started in all 11 rounds of Serie A thus far, only Audero and Milinkovic-Savic are younger.


Vicario’s statistics against Sassuolo

Minutes played 90

Passes completed 2

Saves made 5

Saves percentage 83.3%