Kim Min-jae (27, SSC Napoli) played a role even when he was outnumbered.
Kim Min-jae started in the 24th round Empoli match of the ‘2022-23 Italian Serie A’ held at Carlo Castellani Stadium in Empoli, Italy on the 26th (Korean time) and led a scoreless victory (2-0) with central defender partner Amir Rahmani.
5 matches in a row, including the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16, without conceding a goal.
Kim Min-jae, who showed stable defense, added a highlight scene in attack. In the 17th minute of the first half, an own goal by an opposing defender and Victor Osimen’s additional goal (League No. 19) in the 28th minute led the team 2-0, and Min-jae Kim’s header hit the post in the 34th minute of a corner kick. It was a threatening header shot that made people expect the third goal of the season, but unfortunately it hit the crossbar. 메이저사이트
In the second half, a crisis came. In the 21st minute of the second half, left defender Mariu Hui received a red card and was sent off. Even in a numerical inferiority with one player missing, Kim Min-jae led the defensive line stably and did not allow a single goal.
Kim Min-jae, who showed off full-time defense by sparing his body, recorded a pass success rate of 92% and was ahead of both aerial competitions. Whoscored.com, a statistics company, gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 7.2, the fourth highest score on the team.
With this victory, Napoli (65 points) ran 8 consecutive victories, widening the gap with second place Inter Milan (47 points), who played one less game. Napoli, which is recording the least number of goals in the league (15 goals in 24 games), has come close to winning the league title for the first time in 33 years since 1990 with Diego Maradona.