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Statistical head-to-head for matchday 12 in Serie A: Matteo Darmian vs. Giovanni Di Lorenzo

Let’s take a closer look at how the two defenders have been doing through the data provided on the stats section of our website

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Statistical head-to-head for matchday 12 in Serie A: Matteo Darmian vs. Giovanni Di Lorenzo

This evening at 20:45 CET, Inter vs. Napoli will be played in Milan, a big midweek clash in Serie A. The Nerazzurri currently occupy second place in the league, three points behind table-toppers Milan and one ahead of their opponents tonight.

The statistical head-to-head of matchday 12 (made possible by the stats section on our website) pits Matteo Darmian against Giovanni Di Lorenzo. Both occupy the right flank for their respective sides, with the former playing in Conte’s 3-5-2 formation at Inter and the latter being deployed in Gattuso’s 4-2-3-1.

So far, Darmian has made nine league appearances, starting seven of those fixtures (604 minutes played). Di Lorenzo, meanwhile, has missed just one match (against Juventus), remaining on the pitch throughout in the other ten games (900’).

In terms of the defensive side of things, the Napoli player has won more challenges (20 vs. 13) and also done better in percentage terms (74.1% vs. 68.4%). Darmian, meanwhile has made more clearances, 14 compared to ten. Both have made the same number of interceptions: nine.

When it comes to distributing play, Di Lorenzo has the better numbers: he’s made 534 successful passes (compared to Darmian’s 176), an accuracy of 88.1% (vs. 77.9%). His pass accuracy in the opposition half, meanwhile, has been 84.4%, siginifcantly higher than Darmian’s 68.5%. Notably, Di Lorenzo made 606 passes in total, the tenth highest in the league (Sassuolo’s Locatelli sits top with 937).

In terms of the attacking phase, Darmian is ahead in terms of crosses (seven vs. one), but Di Lorenzo has created more chances (13 vs. six) and had more shots (three vs. zero). Both have provided an assist.

When it comes to discipline, they have very similar records: they’ve committed the same number of fouls (eleven) and received the same amount of bookings (two). Di Lorenzo has conceded a penalty, while Darmian has been fouled on two more occasions (twelve vs. ten).