DEFINITION OF ASSIST: An assist is considered to be the pass or play that allows the scorer of a goal to score.
In order to be considered assists, the pass or play must meet two requirements: – provide an advantage to the scorer – be voluntary
The scorer gains an advantage from theassistwhen the pass or the play of his teammate allows him to finish towards the opponent’s goal without having to overtake opponents’ defenders, except for the goalkeeper. The advantage obtained must be considered from the moment in which the scorer comes into possession of the ball and regardless of the number of touches made before the conclusion or the distance from the goal.
The voluntariness of the passage is to be found in a play that is not the result of chance or error. It can also be recognized voluntariness in plays which, although not qualifying as passes, have the incontrovertible aim of making the ball useful for oneself or, intentionally, for one’s teammates and which end up procuring an indisputable advantage for the scorer. However, the obvious attempts to shoot towards the goal are excluded from this series.
QUALITY ASSIST AND TRADITIONAL ASSIST Fantacalcio.it allows the choice for each league between two bonus systems for assists: – Quality assists – Traditionalassists
QUALITY ASSIST For those who choose the Quality assists, Fantacalcio.it will assign a different assessment of the assists based on their incisiveness in the action that leads to the goal and the advantage obtained over the scorer. The greater the advantage provided by the
assist, the greater the bonus awarded by Fantacalcio.it.For thepurpose of awarding the bonus, three levels of assists are considered: – ‘Low Quality assist’, with a default bonus of 0.5 – ‘ Medium Quality assist ‘, with a default bonus of 1 -‘ High Quality assist ‘, with a default bonus of 1.5 The default bonus values can still be customized before the start of the related competitions on Leagues.Fantacalcio.it.
LOW QUALITY ASSIST The Low Quality assistbonusis assigned to those bets that give the scorer an advantage that can be considered as a minimum, i.e. when the scorer makes a particularly incisive play for the purpose of making the mark or when the assist man’s bets can be defined as voluntary and provides an advantage to the scorer but is not considered a pass.
It is therefore to be understood as ‘Low Quality assist’ the assist that presents the two requirements of art. 1, but either or both are compressed to some extent.
4 BIS. TYPICAL CASES OF LOW QUALITY ASSIST Here are some typical cases of Low Quality assist. However, the cases are not to be considered mandatory nor exhaustive with regard to the assignment of the aforementioned assists, for which the criteria previously described in point 4 continue to apply exclusively:
– Pass or play that allow a particularly demanding conclusion for the scorer due to the position being significantly distant or away from the opponent’s goal; – Cross or deflected pass. The deviation of an opponent or the involuntary one of a teammate that slightly alters the trajectory of the pass must not prevent the ball from reaching a probable recipient; – Pass for a marker who, before concluding, disorientates or keeps the defender at a distance without overcoming him; – Pass by scorer who, with the opposing defense deployed, receives the ball away from the goal and reaches the shot without the opposing defenders facing it; – Voluntary play, albeit not qualifying as a pass, which puts a partner, in any case intentionally, in a position to finish towards the opponent’s goal. However, obvious attempts to shoot towards the goal are excluded from this category.
4 TER. SHOOTING AND PASSINGShots towards the goal are never considered assists.
A ball kicked by a player is considered a shot towards the opponent’s goal when it is evident and beyond any reasonable doubt that the player’s sole intention was to make an exclusive attempt to go directly to the target.
On the other hand, passages, and therefore potentially assists, are considered cases in which the intentionality of the player is doubtful or when the dynamics of the action indicate that the player has sought in the same way an attempt towards the goal as a possible intervention by a partner (for example eg: cross-shots, spikes towards the far post, etc.).
MEDIUM QUALITY ASSIST The Medium Quality Assist bonusis assigned to those passes that provide a decisive advantage to the scorer but without putting him in a position to finish easily and without any opposition from the opponent [art. 6].
It is therefore to be understood as ‘Medium Quality assist’ the assist in which the two requirements of art. 1.
5 BIS. TYPICAL CASES OF MEDIUM QUALITY ASSIST Below are listed some typical cases of Medium Quality assist. However, the cases are not to be considered mandatory nor exhaustive with regard to the assignment of the aforementioned assists, for which the criteria previously described in point 5 continue to apply exclusively:
– Pass with an invitation to shoot by the scorer, thus being able to conclude with relative ease towards the goal with a covered or semi-covered trajectory due to the opposing defenders; – Support in a free but tight position, which allows the marker to finish with relative ease towards the goal; – Passing on the run to avoid the defender from momentum: support to the scorer who, using the momentum at the moment of reception, avoids the opponent, without him coming to counter him; – Support for advancing in open field, as in the case in which a player receives the ball in front of the last defender before the goalkeeper and arrives at the shot, regardless of the meters covered.
HIGH QUALITY ASSIST The High Quality assist bonusis awarded to those passes that give the scoring player a maximum advantage, i.e. when he is placed in the best possible condition to finish without any opposition from the opponent and without the need for other decisive plays or particular precision in finishing at the net.
It is therefore to be understood as ‘High Quality assist’ the assist that has both the requirements of point 1 and that provides a more incisive advantage compared to the Medium Quality assist.
6 BIS. TYPICAL CASES OF HIGH QUALITY ASSIST Here are some typical cases of High Quality assist. However, the cases are not to be considered mandatory nor exhaustive with regard to the assignment of the aforementioned assists, for which the criteria previously described in point 6 continue to apply exclusively:
– Passage that overcomes and eliminates the intervention of the defenders opponents and that allows the scorer to score by placing the ball on the net with relative simplicity; – Crosses or rooks that put out the intervention of the opposing defenders and allow the scorer to place the ball on the net with relative simplicity.
STANDING ASSIST AND QUALITY ASSIST Standing assists are the passes for the scorer that come from free kicks, corner kicks, goal kicks, throw-ins and penalties, ie from all set-piece situations.
The general rules and the level classification of the previous articles also apply to standing assists.
Exclusively for the purposes of assigning the bonus from High Quality assist, the maximum benefit pursuant to art. 6, but it is also necessary that the pass is the result of a precise and deliberate play by the batter from a standstill and not a simple ball kicked towards the area that accidentally finds the marker in a comfortable position to finish at the net.
ASSIST ANALYSIS AND DECISION The editorial staff of Fantacalcio.it is solely responsible for analyzing and deciding the assignment of assist bonuses based on this regulation.
The assist analysis will be updated live during the races in progress and will be visible in the appropriate section. In the analysis for each Serie A goal, the motivation of the decision regarding the assignment or not of the assist and its level will be published.