Italians in Serie A: Riccardo Sottil stands out on matchday 15The Fiorentina winger was the standout Italian performer in the last round of Serie A matches according to the Opta Index
Friday, December 3, 2021
After an excellent performance that saw him score a goal and provide an assist against Sampdoria, according to Opta data, Riccardo Sottil is deservedly the Italian MVP from matchday 15. After a mixed start to the season, Sottil is slowly making more of an impact under Vincenzo Italiano, thus contributing to Fiorentina’s positive Serie A campaign up to this point. Indeed, the Viola have won four successive home matches in the Italian top flight and scored at least three goals in each of these games – the first time this has happened since December 1960.
The young winger has already bagged two goals during the current Serie A campaign, the same tally he achieved at Cagliari in 21 appearances last season.
Against Sampdoria, Riccardo Sottil found the net and set up a teammate to score in the same match for the first time in Serie A. He combined well with his fellow Viola players in attack, finishing with a 93.2% pass completion rate, while he also contributed to the defensive side of things, winning the ball back on six occasions and helping Fiorentina hit the Blucerchiati on the counter quickly.
His stats from the game against Sampdoria
Minutes played: 69
Pass accuracy: 93.2%