TMW: Milan targeting Asensio and Berardi – a comprehensive comparison of their numbers

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have been linked with two players to strengthen the attacking department, namely Marco Asensio of Real Madrid and Domenico Berardi of Sassuolo.

TMW have pitted the two against each other, starting by looking at the honours each has won. Berardi won Serie B with Sassuolo in 2013 and the European Championships with Italy, but Asensio has two Champions League victories and even scored in the final against Juve. He also has two LaLiga titles, three Spanish super cups and two UEFA Club World Cups.

Asensio’s best season is the current one with 10 goals in 35 appearances overall, while Berardi has 14 goals in 29 appearances and also has 11 assists, meaning he became the first player in the ‘top five’ European leagues to do the ‘double double’.

Looking at a per game average, the Italian has more assists (0.43 per game) and passes that lead to a shot (1.6 per game) compared to the Iberian (0.06 and 0.81 per game). Berardi tries and completes more dribbles (3.84 and 2.17 on average per game against 2.44 and 1.44), but is also more useful in defensive terms as he recovers more balls (2.56 per game against 1.88) and has almost double the interceptions (3.98 against 1.94).

On a physical level, Berardi wins many more aerial duels (0.96 against 0.13 per game), defensive duels (1.92 against 1.25) and attacking duels (4.7 against 2.13) and has almost double the interceptions (3.98 against 1.94 on average per match).

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  1. Berardi unproven in big club’ or big game. It will be gamble to bet on Berardi that cost 30m euro ( sassoulo asking price) . Asensio more easy to get with lower price than Berardi ,the obstacle only his asking salary 7m euro nett and he once got ACL injury

  2. What has Asensio proven? Nothing. He can’t even get assists even if he has one of the best goal scoring machines (Benzema) playing next to him!

    Just look at the stats. He’s mediocre at best. Does nothing even with some of the best players in the world next to him.

    Berardi unproven in big games? Well… APPARENTLY Milan needs players who score against the small teams more than others!

    1. In his younger age ,Asensio already get 2 la liga title and 2 champion league trophy. Berardi until his age 28 what are he doing? Hiding in his comfort zone in small club? Even in italy nations Berardi are reserved from chiesa ( 4 years more younger than him) . If Berardi really that good why no big club’ chasing him? Asensio are chasing by some EPL club’ . Im not on Asensio side ,but i prefer management sign Antony or raphinha but i know management only target Asensio and berardi

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