The Top Performers of Serie A Round 24: Unstoppable Lukaku!

The Round 24 of Serie A had served its fans another great weekend full of intriguing fixtures involving teams at the top and bottom of the table. A Sunday night clash between Roma and Milan wrapped of the weekend, with the Rossoneri returning to winning ways after a 2-1 win, while Inter have come away winners for the fifth consecutive matchday as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Genoa.

So here we take a look at the best performers of Serie A Round 24, with the help of some key statistical metrics.

Goalkeeper – Lukasz Skorupski (Bologna)

The Polish goalkeeper had an outstanding game as Bologna managed to cause the biggest upset of the weekend by beating Lazio 2-0, thus denting their top-four aspirations.

Against Lazio, Skorupski made 8 saves, of which 7 were from inside the box, which accumulated a total of 1.8 Post-Shot Expected Goals (PSxG). One of those saves proved to be match-defining when the Polish goalkeeper denied Ciro Immobile’s attempt from the penalty spot.

Full-Back / Wing-Back – Robin Gosens (Atalanta)

Our first outfield player on the list is Atalanta’s left wing-back Robin Gosens. The 26-year-old German international had a terrific game bombing up and down the left flank – the position that he has not been playing regularly but made his own on Sunday afternoon.

In a 2-0 win over Sampdoria, Gosens contributed with a crucial second goal which killed the game off and brought Atalanta three more points. Additionally, the German completed 73% of his passes (41/56) and won 8 out of 9 duels (88.9% success).

Center-Back – Diego Godin (Cagliari)

The 35-year-old Uruguayan defensive wall showed once again that age is just a number after a brilliant defensive display against Crotone. It was Cagliari’s first win after three consecutive defeats in the Serie A, and the Uruguayan veteran played a big part in keeping a clean sheet.

Against Crotone, Godin made 4 successful tackles, 3 clearances, of which one was off the line, 2 ball interceptions and blocked one shot. Additionally, he won all 9 ground duels and completed 82% of his passes (32/38).

Midfielder – Nicolò Barella (Inter)

The Italian midfield wunderkind has burst onto the scene this season, performing at the highest level week after week with no signs of slowing down. Inter sealed yet another Serie A win on Sunday, and Barella was the main conductor in midfield for the Nerazzurri.

The 24-year-old did not score nor assisted, but his overall contribution was more than outstanding. Against Genoa, Barella made 44 accurate passes out of 52 (85% accuracy), of which 7 were key passes as he managed to feed Lukaku on numerous occasions. Furthermore, the Italian created one big goal-scoring chance, completed 9 shot-creating actions, and hit the woodwork once with a sublime left-footed strike from outside the box.

Winger / Wide Forward – Emmanuel Gyasi (Spezia)

Our first player on the list coming from a non-winning team is Spezia’s left forward Emmanuel Gyasi. The saying of “one-man team or one-man show” perfectly suits the occasion as the Ghanaian international single-handedly won his team a point in a game against Parma.

Gyasi scored Spezia’s both goals as he helped his team to come from 2-0 down and rescue a point. The Ghanaian forward recorded a 100% conversion rate, scoring both of his goals from two shots he had throughout the 90 minutes.

Striker – Romelu Lukaku (Inter)

There is no other way to describe it – the Belgian beast is simply unstoppable this Serie A season. Lukaku has netted a remarkable 6 goals in his last four Serie A matches, including one against Genoa on the weekend.

The 27-year-old Belgian was the outstanding performer of Round 24, adding a goal and an assist, as well as contributing to Inter’s 3-0 win with his brilliant all-round performance. In addition to the most important stats, he also completed 9 shot-creating and 2 goal-creating actions, plus created one big-scoring chance and made 4 key passes.