Statistical head-to-head for matchday 23 in Serie A: Alessio Romagnoli vs Alessandro BastoniUsing data provided in the stats section of our website, we compare the two Azzurri players who will play central roles in the Milan Derby
Friday, February 19, 2021
The 23rd matchday of Serie A puts the spotlight on AC Milan VS. Inter, a top of the table clash that will be played on Sunday afternoon (15:00 CET). Pioli's team is second in the standings and one point away from first place, currently occupied by Antonio Conte's Inter.
The statistical head-to-head for matchday 23 (made possible by the stats section on our website, Figc.it) pits Alessio Romagnoli against Alessandro Bastoni.
The two starters have collected a similar number of minutes, in a confrontation that sees the Inter star with 19 games played, 1,676 minutes of play and zero goals, compared to 17 for his rival, 1,530 minutes on the pitch, and one goal.
Based on purely defensive parameters, Bastoni is the player with the highest number of tackles won (12) and percentage of tackles won (63.2%), compared to the five won by the Rossonero, with a percentage of 38.5%. The situation is reversed when it comes to blocked shots, with the 26-year-old from Anzio boasting an total of 89, against 44 for the Nerazzurro. The pair have a similar output in regard to interceptions: 21 to 19 in favour of Bastoni.
Characteristics that are common to both Azzurri are their visions of play, controlling the game from the back, and their playing attitude (dribbling). However, this head-to head battle leans heavily towards the 21-year-old from Casalmaggiore, who has completed 500 more passes than the Rossonero (1200 to 700), with an accuracy of 90.1%, as well as boasting twelve successful dribbles and five opportunities created compared to zero, in both categories, for the AC Milan defender.
On a disciplinary level, Bastoni is more harassed than Romagnoli (15 fouls suffered vs 8), but he also commits more fouls than his colleague (26 vs 14). So far, the AC Milan defender has received six yellow cards, while there have been four yellow cards shown to his Nerazzurri counterpart. Neither player has been sent off.