Tuesday July 7 2020
Penalties galore in Serie A 2019-20

There have been 152 penalties awarded in Serie A 2019-20, demolishing the previous record of 140 spot kicks in 1949-50.

Another year and another record broken in the Italian League and with VAR having direct influence on the refereeing decisions during games, you won’t get away with anything inside the area anymore.

Serie A has set a new record of 152 penalties and that is with eight games remaining. So far the Italian League averages five penalties every round of fixtures and if it continues at the same pace for the rest of the season the final number would be 192 spot kicks at the end of the campaign.

Last year saw a decrease in penalties, with only 122 given in the 2018-19 season, compared to 126 the year before.

The 2017-18 season had already decreased by 11, as the 2016-17 is the highest in recent years with 137 penalties awarded in Serie A.

Udinese haven’t been awarded a single penalty this term, but despite leaving one side out of the equation in 2019-20, the number of spot kicks have exploded into a tally never seen before in Serie A.

With 152 penalties awarded ahead of Week 31, we look at who’ve benefitted the most and who have been at the wrong end of the decisions.

Penalties awarded/scored in 2019-20:

Lazio: 15/12

Genoa: 14/10

Lecce: 12/10

Juventus: 10/10

Inter: 10/9

Sampdoria: 10/9

Fiorentina: 9/8 

Roma: 9/7 

Atalanta: 9/7

Torino: 8/7

Verona: 7/6

SPAL: 7/5

Milan: 6/6 

Bologna: 6/5

Cagliari: 6/4

Sassuolo: 5/4

Brescia: 3/3

Napoli: 3/3

Parma: 3/1

Udinese: 0/0


Penalties against/conceded in 2019/20

Lecce: 12/11

Brescia: 10/9 

Parma: 10/6

Torino: 9/8 

Sassuolo: 9/8 

Fiorentina: 9/7 

Udinese: 9/7 

Juventus: 9/6

Roma: 8/7 

Genoa: 8/7 

Cagliari: 8/7 

Bologna: 8/6

Milan: 7/4

SPAL: 6/6 

Verona: 6/6 

Sampdoria: 6/6

Napoli: 5/4

Lazio: 5/4

Atalanta: 4/4 

Inter: 4/3

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