Italians in Serie A: Manuela Giugliano stands out on matchday 11The Roman playmaker was the standout Italian performer in the last round of Women's Serie A matches according to the Opta Index
Monday, December 13, 2021
Two assists, one disallowed goal and the most important play of the game; in the first historical derby between Roma and Lazio in Serie A. Manuela Giugliano is, according to Opta's data, the MVP of matchday 11 in Women's Serie A; a day on which the Giallorossi won the derby against the Biancocelesti 3-2, thanks to goals from Pirone, Bernauer and Glionna.
The midfielder from Veneto was undoubtedly the best player on the pitch, full of attacking threats and creating lots of chances for her teammates. Giugliano is in fact the player with the most goals scored (6) and chances created (7). Also, now with four assists in the current championship, bettered only by Yoreli Rincon, who leads the ranking with six. In short, the excellent first half of the season of the ex-Milan’s playmaker can be perfectly encapsulated by her performance against Lazio: with deadly shooting boots (she found the back of the net but it was ruled out for offside), excellent technique and a complete leader.
Two assists in the first half-hour of the game - in a derby - would already be worth, as they say, “getting your money’s worth” but Manuela Giugliano finished off the match against Lazio having displayed all her skill and potential. 95 passes completed - more than anyone else on the pitch - 100% of her duels won (5/5) and 10 balls recovered (no one recovered more in the match). Finally, the Giallorossi midfielder also boasted a 91.5% passing success rate.
Her stats from the match against Lazio
Total shots: 6
Shots on target: 3
Chances created: 7