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The statistical head-to-head for matchday 38 in Serie A: Francesco Caputo vs. Kevin Lasagna

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

Friday, July 31, 2020

The statistical head-to-head for matchday 38 in Serie A: Francesco Caputo vs. Kevin Lasagna

As we prepare to wrap up the league with one more round of fixtures, Sunday night sees an intriguing showdown between Sassuolo and Udinese. The two sides, coached by De Zerbi and Gotti respectively, are well on the up, with Sassuolo even dreaming of Europe this season and the Friulani comfortably clear of the relegation zone.

With the final matchday of the season fast approaching, here’s an in-depth look at the two frontmen Francesco Caputo and Kevin Lasagna, two key men up top for their teams, both full of quality and certainly capable of causing problems for opposition defences.

Both of them have made 35 appearances so far, Caputo counting 32 starts and 2,846 minutes while Lasagna has made it into the starting line-up on 27 occasions and played fewer minutes on 2,480.

Caputo is a well-rounded centre-forward who fits perfectly into De Zerbi’s tactical set-up, always involved in the team’s build-up play: he’s completed 606 successful passes with a pass accuracy rate of 79.9%, an impressive statistic for someone always under pressure from the opposition defence. Lasagna on the other hand is most deadly on the counter, having made 311 passes with a slightly lower pass accuracy rate of 70.4%. 23 and twelve successful dribbles for the two strikers respectively.

Lasagna has proven himself more than capable when not in possession, winning 13 challenges compared to his counterpart’s four. The Friulian frontman also comes out on top for interceptions (10 vs. 1) and for defensive clearances (17 vs. 7). Although Lasagna has made more fouls (43 vs. 24), he has only received one booking, while Caputo has been shown yellow on three occasions.

A season to remember for the Neroverdi striker, who has broken his Serie A scoring record with 21 goals this season, a stunning tally which only included two penalties. The Bianconeri man also hit double figures, on ten goals with none coming from the spot. Caputo’s creativity is also worth a mention with seven assists and double the number of chances created: 44 vs. 22.