Napoli retreats towards the ‘Champions semifinals’, draws 0-0 with Verona in the ‘relegation zone’

SSC Napoli started the rotation. It is to prepare for the Champions League match that is three days away.

Napoli, led by coach Luciano Spalletti, met Ellas Verona in the 2022-2023 Italian Serie A round 30 home game held at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona at 1 am (Korean time) on the 16th. The two teams drew 0-0 without scoring and took one point each.

Spalletti was rotated in preparation for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final against AC Milan scheduled for the 19th. Napoli, who lost 0-1 in the first leg, shifted their focus to the Champions League, which succeeded in reaching the quarterfinals for the first time in history, instead of the league, which was almost confirmed to win.메이저사이트

As a result, many of the existing 11 starters started the game from the bench. As many players have changed, some have started for the first time this season, such as midfielder Diego Demme.

Victor Osimen, who returned from injury, ace Hvita Kvarachhelia, and midfielder Piotr Zielinski were excluded from the selection. Kim Min-jae, who could not play against Milan due to the accumulation of warnings, kept the center of the defensive line as before. It was a step back for the first ever Champions League ‘four-final’.

Napoli played an aggressive game at home, but struggled against the solid defense of Ellas Verona. Even after recording close to 80% possession and a pass success rate of 90%, it was not easy to score a goal. In the 19th minute of the first half, Matteo Politano hit a strong shot, but Matthias Olivera’s foot hit and went in, and the goal was canceled for offside.

In the 19th minute of the second half, coach Spalletti hurriedly put in Kvarachhelia and Zielinski and threw the game. Winger Irving Lozano and midfielder Demme are missing. About 25 minutes left. It wasn’t enough time to give a twist. In the 28th minute of the second half, Osimen and Stanislav Robotka were put in, and most of the starting players came on the pitch.

Spalletti’s expression as he watched the game was dark throughout. Osimen’s shot did make the atmosphere go up. After the middle of the second half, I tried to pull the reins strongly, but in the end there was no income. The result of the confrontation with ‘relegation zone’ Verona, which was played before an important match with Milan, was not good.

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