2. Gianluca Scamacca
Gianluca Scamacca is only 22, but his goalscoring record suggests otherwise. Last year, he was on loan at Genoa, for whom the sharpshooter went on to log eight goals from 13 league starts. The tally included one goal against Juventus that increased the competitiveness of the match between Genoa and the Bianconeri last April.
This season, the Rome-born striker has earned nine appearances in the league, mostly as a substitute. The last two of those nine appearances came as starts for the striker. And one of the last two starts includes one against Genoa, his former side.
Now, why are we making a fuss about his game against Genoa? Not only was it a match against his former teammates, but also Scamacca ended up racking up a brace, his first brace for Sassuolo since returning to the club in the summer.
Considering the form of the Italian in front of the goal, it’s likely that the 22-year-old will make Alessio Dionisi’s starting XI. With a frame of 6ft 4.5in, Scamacca could be deadly from set-piece situations.
Furthermore, the forward is considered one of the main elements that make Sassuolo an unpredictable side. It is not as if Scamacca’s gigantic stature holds back his penetrating ability.
Despite being heavily built, he is a fox in the box and is always cognizant of balls put inside the penalty area. If not marshalled properly, he could well be the cause of destruction for Juventus. Players like him are indeed built for the big occasion.