Kim Min-jae was a wall this time too.
Napoli defeated Sassuolo 2-0 in the 23rd round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo, Italy on the 18th at 4:45 am (Korean time). With this, Napoli continued its solo run with 20 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss 바카라(62 points), and was 18 points behind second place Inter Milan (44 points), who played one less game.
Napoli used a 4-3-3 formation. Hvica Kvarachhelia, Victor Osimen and Matteo Politano built the top three. The midfield was played by Elif Elmas, Stanislav Robotka and Jambo Angusha. The four backs were paired with Matthias Olivera, Kim Min-jae, Amir Rahmani, and Giovanni Di Lorenzo, and the goalkeeper gloves were worn by Alex Meret.
Napoli took the lead with two goals in the first half. In the 12th minute of the first half, Kvarachhelia caught the ball in the center circle and ran through the forward dribble. Then, in the penalty arc, he shook the net with an exquisite shot aimed between the defender’s legs. It was a perfect solo goal.
The second goal came in the 33rd minute of the first half. Rahmani passed a roving pass towards the penetrating Osimen. Osimen overcame a duel with two defenders and fired a surprise shot from the outside of the penalty box with little angle. The ball was sucked into the near post.
While the strikers played a big role, Napoli’s defense solidly supported it through a clean sheet. At the center was Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae did not dedicate an attacking opportunity through safe clearing and a high contention success rate. He also baffled Sassuolo with a surprise forward dribble. In particular, in the 32nd minute of the second half, he passed to Simen Oh, and when his number of attacks was insufficient, he jumped up himself. And when Osimen lost the ball, he rushed back to the defensive area and threw his body to block the opponent’s shot.
Kim Min-jae had a pass success rate of 89% (92/103) on the day, 9 passes in the attack area, 2 long passes, 1 tackle, 1 ball interception, 5 kicks, 2 header clears, 1 interception, He recorded 6 recoveries, 3 successes on the ground (100%), and 6 successes on the air (100%).
After the game, Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport gave Kim Min-jae 6.5 points. He said, “Kim Min-jae is an idol who makes fans cheer with his progressiveness. He gave Gregory Defrel a space to run in the beginning, but later showed an overwhelming figure.” It received good reviews from media famous for weaving.
The highest ratings were Kvarachhelia (Excellent Player) and Osimen with 7.5 points. 7 points had a robot car. Next was Kim Min-jae with 6.5 points.