Italians in Serie A: Gianluca Caprari stands out on matchday 20The Hellas forward is the standout Italian player in the last round of the championship according to the Opta Index
Friday, January 7, 2022
It was a real leader’s performance with two decisive goals and plenty of moments that spurred Hellas Verona onto victory in La Spezia. The MVP from Serie A matchday 20, according to the Opta data, is Gianluca Caprari, who started 2022 with a bang.
The dynamic Hellas forward has already scored six goals and provided five assists in the first 20 rounds of league football, already equaling his tally from the whole of last season with Benevento (five goals and six assists).
In particular, Caprari is one of just three Italians in Serie A with at least five goals and five assists this season, alongside Domenico Berardi and Antonio Candreva.
Against Spezia, the former Benevento man showed that he is the key player in Igor Tudor’s side. He is both able to set up his teammates and score himself. In fact, he had the most passes in the opposition half (32) of any player on the pitch yesterday, as well as the most chances created (three) and also had two shots on target. Furthermore, in demonstration of his hunger and ability to recover possession, Caprari was the Hellas player with the most duels throughout the game against Spezia (15).
Caprari’s stats against Spezia
Shots on target: 2
Chances created: 3
Passes in the opposition half: 32