Calculation day, and at the same time of formation, that of today, for the millions of Italian fantasy coaches. In a few hours the 5th day of Fantasy Football Serie A TIM begins, and it will already be time to look forward. But, in light of last night’s delayed trend, there are many questions inherent to our choices that are coming to us.
But let’s go in order: Udinese-Napoli 0-4, a game dominated by Spalletti’s boys (see the highlights here), who unlock the game with Osimhen’s touch to the door wide open. The attacker finds himself having only to push Insigne’s lob into the net, which had mocked Silvestri at the exit. But let’s get into the merits, starting from what for years and years has been the only and official reference for the assignment of passing bonuses: our Assist Analysis.
Mario Rui launches Insigne in the open field, the number 24 with a lob overtakes Silvestri, Osimhen reaffirms on the net from a few steps. Contribution to the goal for Insigne, his was a clear shot.
In order for the pass to be considered an assist, it must satisfy two indispensable requirements:
- give the scorer an advantage
- be voluntary
The assessment of the existence of the aforementioned criteria is the exclusive and subjective competence of the editorial staff of Fantacalcio.it.
On Insigne’s touch, which undoubtedly produces a great advantage to his teammate (point 1. above), it is equally evident that there is no willingness to make a pass, but to score with a lob. As per regulation, when one of the two conditions for the assignment of the assist is missing, the [NUOVO] contribution to the goal, optional in Serie A TIM Fantasy Football Leagues. In summary: if the passage is not voluntary but it is decisive, or it is not decisive but it is voluntary, the assist becomes a contribution to the goal, which we recommend to value, not surprisingly, in our leagues, at 0.5.
The dynamic was different on the occasion of Rrahmani’s goal who in turn scored into an empty net after a touch, once again, in a lob, by Koulibaly. In this case, as above, point 1 is evidently configured. We cannot, however, with the same certainty, affirm that Koulibaly’s is a shot, indeed: it is no coincidence that we define it as “cross shot” in our Assist Analysis of the day:
Perfect pattern of Napoli from set football. Ruiz launches Koulibaly, Koulibaly’s cross shot for Rrahmani who bags into an empty net. Standard assist for Koulibaly.
In this case, and in general in cases where an ambiguous nature of the defender’s touch is found, and given that, by regulation, “The evaluation of the existence of the aforementioned criteria is the exclusive and subjective competence of our editorial staff”, the line is that of favor the voluntary nature of the passage.
This is obviously not applicable in the case of Insigne, who at the moment he receives the ball from Rui did not even have the opportunity to see Osimhen’s movement, unlike Koulibaly, who finds himself in the opponent’s area having to continue a pattern obviously studied at the table. and, in retrospect, also perfectly successful.