‘Dilemma’ Naples… Red light for Champions League quarterfinals

Napoli (Italy) failed to overcome the numerical inferiority due to the sending off and lost in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League against AC Milan (Italy). Napoli was given a red light to advance to the semifinals as Kim Min-jae (27) could not play in the next game due to accumulated warnings.

Napoli lost 0-1 in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg away match against AC Milan held at Stadio San Siro in Milan, Italy on the 13th. Napoli, who advanced to the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time in the history of the club, can write a new record of advancing to the quarterfinals for the first time if they win with a two-goal difference in the second leg played at home on the 19th. In the event of a 1-goal difference, an overtime match is played.메이저사이트

From the beginning of the first half, Napoli aimed for a quick lead with strong forward pressure. However, in the 40th minute of the first half, in a counterattack situation, Ismael Benasser gave the opening goal.

Napoli also revealed problems with teamwork. After the first half, there was an altercation between Andre Franck Jambo Angusa and Mario Hui. The turbulent atmosphere continued into the second half. Anguisa received a yellow card in the 25th minute of the second half while blocking opponent Theo Hernandez’s dribble breakthrough. Four minutes later, he was cautioned and sent off for another foul on Hernández.

Amidst the inferiority, Napoli sought change by replacing three people at once, including a winger, midfielder, and left fullback, but could not turn the game around.

In the 35th minute of the second half, Kim Min-jae reacted furiously by waving his arms at the referee’s foul decision, and received a yellow card. After receiving the third warning from the group stage, he was unable to play on the 19th due to the accumulation of warnings.

It was more disappointing because he showed good performance. Kim Min-jae won all 7 aerial competitions, showed solid defense, including 3 interceptions and 1 shot block, and received a high rating of 7 points from soccer statistics media such as Sofa Score.

Napoli can hope to advance to the semifinals only if they win the second leg at home. However, a difficult match is expected with the absence of key players such as Kim Min-jae and Angwisa.

Napoli is pinning its hopes on the return of main gun Victor Osimen, who was out of action due to an injury during the A match in March. After the game, Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti said, “Osimen can play 100% in the second game. He will be at Maradona Stadium,” he said. Osimen is the top scorer in Serie A this season with 21 goals.

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