Italy were well deserved winners of Euro 2020 but now our footballing attention must shift back towards their tactical domestic league.
This is why this article shall focus on revealing each club’s assigned set piece takers, from the order of penalties all the way to corners.
Let’s take a look at which players have this important responsibility in the table below…
Serie A competition set piece takers list
|Club||Penalties (Main)||Penalties (Alternate)||Free Kicks (Main)||Free Kicks (Alternate 1)||Free Kicks (Alternate 2)||Corners (Main)||Corners (Alternate 1)||Corners (Alternate 2)|
|Juventus||Dušan Vlahović||Leonardo Bonucci||Angel Di Maria||Juan Cuadrado||Federico Chiesa||Angel Di Maria||Juan Cuadrado||Federico Chiesa|
|Inter Milan||Lautaro Martinez||Hakan Çalhanoğlu||Hakan Çalhanoğlu||Marcelo Brozović||Nicolò Barella||Hakan Çalhanoğlu||Nicolò Barella||-|
|Torino||Saša Lukić||TBC||Saša Lukić||-||Saša Lukić||Saša Lukić||-||-|
|Napoli||Victor Osimhen||TBC||Fabián Ruiz||Piotr Zielinski||-||Fabián Ruiz||Piotr Zielinski||-|
|AC Milan||Olivier Giroud||Theo Hernandez||Sandro Tonali||Rafael Leão||Theo Hernández||Sandro Tonali||-||-|
|AS Roma||Tammy Abraham||Lorenzo Pellegrini||Lorenzo Pellegrini||Paulo Dybala||Nicolò Zaniolo||Lorenzo Pellegrini||Paulo Dybala||Nicolò Zaniolo|
|Hellas Verona||Antonín Barák||Giovanni Simeone||Miguel Veloso||Lazovic||-||Miguel Veloso||-||-|
|Lazio||Ciro Immobile||Sergej Milinković-Savić||Luis Alberto||Sergej Milinković-Savić||Pedro||Luis Alberto||Pedro||Mattia Zaccagni|
|Fiorentina||Nicolás González||Cristiano Biraghi||Nicolás González||-||-||Nicolás González||-||-|
|Sassuolo||Domenico Berardi||TBC||Domenico Berardi||Junior Traore||-||Domenico Berardi||Junior Traore||-|
|Atalanta||Duván Zapata||Luis Muriel||Josip Iličić||Ruslan Malinovskiy||-||Josip Iličić||Ruslan Malinovskiy||-|
|Bologna||Marko Arnautović||Riccardo Orsolini||Riccardo Orsolini||Nicola Sansone||-||Riccardo Orsolini||Nicola Sansone||-|
|Monza||Mattia Valoti||Christian Gytkjær||TBC||Gianluca Caprari||-||TBC||Gianluca Caprari||-|
|Udinese||Roberto Pereyra||Gerard Deulofeu||Roberto Pereyra||Gerard Deulofeu||-||Roberto Pereyra||Gerard Deulofeu||-|
|Spezia||Daniele Verde||M'Bala Nzola||TBC||Daniele Verde||-||TBC||Daniele Verde||-|
|Sampdoria||Antonio Candreva||Fabio Quagliarella||Manolo Gabbiadini||Antonio Candreva||-||Manolo Gabbiadini||Antonio Candreva||-|
|Cremonese||Daniel Ciofani||Samuel Di Carmine||TBC||-||-||TBC||-||-|
|Salernitana||Federico Bonazzoli||Franck Ribéry||Franck Ribéry||-||-||Franck Ribéry||-||-|
Set piece takers from Serie A’s newly promoted teams
Three sides made the jump to Italy’s top division, with Cagliari, Genoa and Venezia all relegated accordingly.
So, let’s see what the promoted sides intend to offer this season…
At the moment, we have no idea who will be on penalty taking duty for newly promoted side Lecce.
Their spot kick taker in Serie B – Massimo Coda – now plays for Genoa who were relegated in the previous season.
He scored six times out of 8 attempts from the penalty spot for them, so it remains to be seen who will assume this responsibility.
This club had a total of 8 penalties in Serie B, with duties mainly shared between Mattia Valoti and Danish player Christian Gytkjær.
Interestingly enough, both of them netted all their penalties, and the remaining one which was taken by Luca Mazzitelli was also slotted away.
I therefore expect this role to be shared between Valoti and the Dane.
This team was comfortably promoted to Serie A even though they never spent a single week holding first spot in the Serie B table, at any point last season.
Naturally, you’d expect them to struggle to make the step up in a tougher division.
Their penalty taker is set to be none other than Daniel Ciofani – who scored two out of three from the spot in the previous campaign (i.e. 66.7% conversion rate).
And Samuel Di Carmine should deputize in the absence of Ciofani.
Which team scored the most set piece goals in the 2021-22 Serie A?
Udinese and Roma led the charts here with both getting 17 set piece goals.
It’s quite surprising to see Udinese at the top of this list because they lost their best dead ball specialist – Rodrigo De Paul – who transferred to Atletico Madrid for 35 million euros.
Following behind these two teams were Inter Milan and Napoli, with 16 goals a piece here.
When it came to penalties, Napoli came top of the pile with 10 conversions, with Fiorentina right behind them with 9 successful penalties taken.