Parma, 16 March 2022 – Lecce pose the next test for the Crociati, in our fixture this coming Saturday at the Tardini stadium. Let’s take a closer look at the Salentinian’s squad.

Lecce currently sit top of tree (ahead of Pisa on goal difference). They have accumulated 55 points from their 30 league games this season: 14 wins, 13 draws, 3 defeats. They’ve scored 49 goals in total, this domestic season, and conceded 27.

Coda is the club’s leading goalscorer in Serie B, with 18 goals; the next closest to his record is Strefezza who has 12. The same man, Coda, also tops the leaderboard for assists, but shares this honour with teammate, Majer; both players have 5 assists. Fabio Lucioni is Lecce’s most used player, with 2640 league minutes under his belt this campaign.

Lecce are fresh off the back of their away match to Cosenza (it finished 2-2), where they took to the pitch as follows: Plizzari; Gendrey (81′ Calabresi), Simic, Lucioni, Gallo; Majer (66′ Blin), Hjulmand, Gargiulo (66′ Ragusa); Strefezza (81′ Asencio), Coda, Listkowski (56′ Rodriguez). Substitutes: Borbei, Samooja, Dermaku, Barreca, Bjorkengren. Coach: Baroni.

Parma lined-up like this in the teams’ meeting earlier in the season at Lecce (it finished 4-0): Buffon, Danilo, Tutino (79′ Bonny), Vazquez, Juric (79′ Traore), Delprato (61′ Busi), Benedyczak (61′ Inglese), Sohm, Osorio, Cobbaut, Coulibaly (67′ Mihaila). Substitutes: Turk, Colombi, Balogh, Iacoponi, Man. Coach: Maresca.