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The statistical head-to-head for matchday 37 in Serie A: Marco Parolo vs. Sandro Tonali

An in-depth look at the two midfielders using the data from the statistics section of the FIGC website

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The statistical head-to-head for matchday 37 in Serie A: Marco Parolo vs. Sandro Tonali

The same colours but completely differing seasons for Lazio and Brescia. The side from the capital have already qualified for next year’s Champions League, and were well in the title race until the break caused by the pandemic. Meanwhile, the Rondinelle have to stomach a bitter relegation, having been unable to escape the bottom three and losing five of their last six outings.

Ahead of matchday 37 in the league, we take a statistical look at veteran midfielder Marco Parolo and the promising young talent Sandro Tonali, two key players for Lazio and Brescia.

Inzaghi’s maestro has made 27 appearances this season, coming on midway through games on twelve occasions and playing a grand total of 1,514 minutes. Tonali on the other hand has made 33 appearances, a real constant in Brescia’s midfield with 2,839 minutes played this season.

While in possession, the former Cesena man has made 582 successful passes with a pass accuracy rate of 85.6%, completing four successful dribbles. Tonali has made more passes with 942, but holds a lower accuracy rate of 75.2% due to his nature to take more risks further up the pitch. Tonali has also completed 38 dribbles this season.

Their challenges won are 25 for the Lazio man and 23 for his younger counterpart, while Tonali pips it on interceptions with 37 to 24. Both have had 14 shots saved. The 20-year-old has been fouled on 59 occasions, while Parolo has suffered just five infringements. Both have been booked eight times, Tonali making 38 fouls and Parolo on 40.

One goal apiece for both this season, but while Parolo hasn’t registered a single assist, Tonali has created seven goals and holds a much higher total for chances created (59 to seven).