Vito Doria Date: 16th June 2020 at 6:50pm
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A see more penalties awarded than their European counterparts in the five leagues.

An analysis covering the whole 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons as well as what has been played of the 2019/20 campaign so far shows Serie A on top of the list.

reports the study undertaken by statistics organisation, CIES Football Observatory, highlighting that Serie A referees have awarded 367 penalties in 1016 matches, with a penalty being given every 249 minutes.

Second on the list is French with a penalty awarded every 262 minutes and while is third with 268 minutes for a referee to award one in .

Lazio are the team that have been awarded penalties more than anyone else in Italy and the rest of Europe, earning one every 296 minutes.

French giants Paris Saint-Germain are second with 320 minutes and Italian side Sampdoria with penalties awarded every 325 minutes are third overall.

Serie A giants Juventus are seventh in Europe with a penalty given once every 383 minutes.