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)|
|Venezia||Mattia Aramu||Francesco Forte||TBC||-||-||TBC||-||-|
|Inter Milan||Lautaro Martinez||Alexis Sanchez||Çalhanoğlu||Brozovic||Alexis Sanchez||Çalhanoğlu||TBC||-|
|AC Milan||Frank Kessie||Ibrahimovic||Ibrahimovic||Castillejo||-||Castillejo||-||-|
|Lazio||Immobile||Caicedo||Luis Alberto||Milinković-Savić||-||Luis Alberto||-||-|
|Sassuolo||Berardi||Caputo||Berardi||Junior Traore||-||Berardi||Junior Traore||-|
|Atalanta||Luis Muriel||Ilicic||Ilicic||Ruslan Malinovskiy||Ilicic||Ruslan Malinovskiy||-|
|Cagliari||João Pedro||-||João Pedro||TBC||-||TBC||-||-|
|Udinese||Roberto Pereyra||TBC||Roberto Pereyra||Gerard Deulofeu||-||Roberto Pereyra||Gerard Deulofeu||-|
|Spezia||M'Bala Nzola||Andrey Galabinov||TBC||-||-||TBC||-||-|
|Salernitana||Milan Djuric||Francesco Di Tacchio||TBC||-||-||TBC||-||-|
Set piece takers from Serie A’s newly promoted teams
Three sides made the jump to Italy’s top division, with Crotone, Benevento and Parma all relegated accordingly.
So, let’s see what the promoted sides intend to offer this season…
Leonardo Mancuso looks to be in charge of the penalty taking department despite missing from the spot twice in 2020.
He had a 50% success rate out of the 4 penalties he took, and he is in pole position to take them in the upcoming Serie A campaign.
Empoli’s other 2 penalties were taken by Ryder Matos and Marco Olivieri who both managed to dispatch theirs with relative ease.
But as the aforementioned two have left the club, it remains to be seen who the backup taker will be.
This club had a total of 8 penalties in Serie B, with duties mainly shared between Milan Djuric and Gennaro Tutino.
Interestingly enough, the two of them both netted 2 out of 3, and the remaning ones were taken by Fransesco Di Tacchio and André Anderson.
I therefore expect this role to be shared between Djuric and Francesco Di Tacchio, because Tutino and Anderson have headed back to their parent clubs – Napoli and Lazio – as they were only on loan with Salernitana in the last campaign.
Venezia’s Serie B penalty record is outstanding, as the side registered 5 goals from them in the regular season and another in the playoffs.
Mattia Aramu can be expected to take the club’s spot kicks this year due to the fact that he managed to bury all his 4 attempts last season.
His backup will most likely be Francesco Forte, who also did decently enough by netting 2 out of his assigned 3.
Which team scored the most set piece goals in the 2020-21 Serie A?
AC Milan led the charts here with both 15 set piece goals and 15 penalties converted.
When it came to set pieces they were followed by the sadly relegated Benevento – who equalled their tally with 15 – and then Torino and Sampdoria with 14 and 13 goals respectively.
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