Naples Kim Min-jae, now UCL tournament… “Come to Frankfurt”

Italy’s Serie A Napoli defender Kim Min-jae is ahead of the round of 16 of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL).

Napoli will play the first leg of the 2022-23 UCL round of 16 against Eintracht Frankfurt at Deutsche Bank Parque in Frankfurt, Germany on the 22nd at 5:00 am (Korean time). Napoli announced on the 21st that Min-jae Kim was included in the list of convocations for the first leg of the round of 16 through the club’s official social network service (SNS).

Kim Min-jae is participating in all games this season except for one league game. He also appeared in all group stage matches in the Champions League. Of course, he is highly likely to play against Frankfurt.

Upon transfer, Kim Min-jae established himself as the team’s key defender. He contributed to the team’s victory by going 5 scoreless games during the recent 7-game winning streak. In the match against Cremonese on the 13th, he also helped Victor Osimen score in the 20th minute of the second half. As of the 21st, Kim Min-jae has appeared in 22 league games and is recording 2 goals and 1 assist.

The previous record is 2 losses, Napoli is inferior. In the 1994-95 season, Frankfurt beat Napoli 2-0 on aggregate in the UEFA Cup round of 16 and advanced to the quarter-finals.

Frankfurt ranked 11th in the Bundesliga last season, but won the Europa League (UEL) and earned the right to participate in the UCL. This season, they are on the rise, finishing 6th in the league. 온라인바카라

Frankfurt were wary of Napoli despite their overall advantage. On the 20th, Il Martino, an Italian media outlet, reported that Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner mentioned Kim Min-jae at a press conference ahead of the match against Napoli. Head coach Glaster highly praised the Napoli defense, saying, “Napoli defends aggressively with Kim Min-jae and Amir Rahmani,” and said, “It is different from other Italian teams.”

Napoli, who are leading Serie A, are very likely to win this season. As of the 21st, Five 38, an American data media, analyzed Napoli’s probability of winning the league as 97%. This season, Napoli maintains the lead after the opening with 21 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, with 62 points. Napoli is running at the top of the table with a large gap to 2. 2nd place Inter Milan has 15 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses with 47 points, 15 points behind Napoli.

Last season, Napoli stayed in 3rd place with 24 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses, with 79 points, but this season, Napoli has been dominating with a stable defense. It cannot be denied that the recruitment of Kim Min-jae is playing a decisive role.

The second leg of the UCL Round of 16 between the two teams will be held on March 16 at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Italy.

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