The statistical head-to-head of Serie A matchday 30: Gianluigi Buffon vs. Salvatore SiriguThe two Italian shot-stoppers put under the microscope using the data provided on the statistics section of our website
Friday, July 3, 2020
The Derby della Mole is always a story in itself, with the contrasting fortunes currently being experienced by Juventus and Torino counting for very little. It could be the game where Gianluigi Buffon breaks the record for all-time appearances in Serie A. Meanwhile, his goalkeeping counterpart, Salvatore Sirigu, is a real bastion guarding the Granata’s goal. These are the two players whose numbers we’re analysing ahead of matchday 30 using the statistics from the FIGC’s dedicated webpage.
After spending a year in Paris, Buffon returned home to the Bianconeri, where he is now the understudy toSzczesny. So far, the Italian shot-stopper has played seven matches, a total of 630 minutes. Meanwhile, Sirigu has been a constant in Torino’s starting line-up: he’s made 29 appearances and played 2160 minutes in total.
Despite the fact he’s conceded 52 goals (one every 41 minutes), the importance of Sirigu to his side remains unquestionable given that he’s made 112 saves up to this point. On average, Buffon has conceded every 90 minutes and produced 15 stops. The Granata man has held 22 of his saves and punched four away compared to Buffon’s tally of three and two respectively.
While Buffon is yet to pick up a yellow card this season, Sirigu has entered the referee’s notebook on five occasions.