‘Iron Pillar’ Kim Min-jae (27) made an impressive debut in the tournament, showing outstanding performance in the away game in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16. Kim Min-jae played an active role in all weathers, showing not only defensive power but also an offensive appearance. Soccer statistics companies also gave Kim Min-jae high ratings and favorable reviews. Napoli increased the chances of reaching the UCL quarterfinals.메이저사이트

Napoli won 2-0 in the first leg of the UCL Round of 16 in the 2022-2023 season against Frankfurt at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany on the 22nd.

Napoli, who took the lead in the 40th minute of the first half with a goal by striker Victor Osimen, easily won the game with Giovanni DiLorenzo’s key goal in the 20th minute of the second half.

Kim Min-jae, who played as a central defender in sync with Amir Rahmani, showed an ‘iron wall’ defense on this day as well. Kim Min-jae won five times in the air ball competition that day, and recorded seven kicks. He also made 5 tackles, the most of all three teams. He also faithfully served as the starting point for attack work from the rear, attempting 132 passes, the most in the team, and recording a 94.7% success rate. He showed good defensive scenes blocking opponent attacks and accurate long passes leading to attacks several times. 

The Frankfurt attack team made several difficult appearances in the attack, such as failing to even shoot properly in front of the Napoli defense team led by Kim Min-jae. ‘Foot Mob’, a statistics company, selected Kim Min-jae as the best player of the match (Man Of The Match) and gave favorable reviews to his performance. Following Kim Min-jae, who received the highest rating with 8.7 points, Giovanni Di Lorenzo (8.5), Victor Osimen (8.3), and Irving Rossano (8.3) were highly evaluated and recognized for their contribution to Napoli’s victory. 

In the 40th minute of the first half, Napoli, which had been driven continuously, scored the opening goal with Osimen’s penetration into the back space. After Stanislav Robotka seized the ball, he immediately connected it with a penetrating pass toward the front, and Rossano, who ran on the side, passed it to Osimen in front of the goal. Osimen, who got ahead of the defender with his quick feet, shook the net first with a push.

Kvarachhelia, who received a pass in the penalty area in the 20th minute of the second half, created a shooting opportunity for DiLorenzo, who jumped into the penalty area with his heel, and DiLorenzo finished it with his left foot and wedged it.

Napoli won the away game with a two-goal difference, and the green light was turned on for the UCL quarterfinals. The second leg of the round of 16, scheduled for 5:00 am on the 16th of next month in Korean time, will be held at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Napoli’s home.

Meanwhile, in the first leg of the round of 16 between Liverpool (England) and the ‘defending champion’ Real Madrid (Spain) held on the same day, Real Madrid won 5-2.

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