Woodwork masterclass

Empoli and Roma are the unluckiest sides in Serie A this season, but SPAL are the only team yet to rattle the frame of the goal.

There have been a total of 206 goals in the Italian top flight so far in 2018-19, but could’ve been far more.

Newly-promoted Empoli scored only five times, but hit the woodwork on a remarkable seven occasions in eight rounds.

If not for that bad luck, the Tuscans would’ve more than doubled their goal tally.

Roma are the second most prolific side with 16 goals compared to Juventus on 18, yet have been denied by the frame of the goal five times.

The only team in Serie A this season yet to rattle the bar is SPAL.

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