why italy? Serie A, Round of 16 1R ‘3 wins’… PL is 1 draw and 3 losses

The three Serie A teams that advanced to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League started the tournament with a victory and set a new record. 

Inter Milan won 1-0 with Romelu Lukaku’s winning goal in the home game against FC Porto in the first leg of the 2022/23 season’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 held in San Siro, Milan, Italy on the 23rd (Korean time). Reaped. 

With this victory, Inter Milan has raised their momentum by recording 5 wins and 1 draw in the last 6 official games. 

The Serie A teams that reached the round of 16 of the Champions League by winning Inter Milan set new records and proved their rise in the Champions League. 

On the 23rd (Korean time), Opta, a football statistics media, reported on the official SNS that “for the first time in the Champions League, three Serie A teams set a record to win all the first leg of the round of 16.” 

In Serie A, where Inter Milan, AC Milan, Napoli, and Juventus advanced to the Champions League this season, all but Juventus, who finished third in the group stage, advanced to the round of 16. 

AC Milan, who played the first leg of the round of 16 first, won against Tottenham thanks to Braim Dias’ winning goal. AC Milan completely blocked Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, and Raphael Leang and Olivier Giroud showed a threat several times in the attack. 

Napoli, who played the next game, overwhelmed the opponent Frankfurt with a performance suitable for leading Serie A. Napoli won 2–0 thanks to goals from Victor Osimen and Giovanni Di Lorenzo. The Napoli defense, centered on Kim Min-jae, blocked the opponent perfectly, allowing only one effective shot against Frankfurt. 먹튀검증

The 3 Serie A teams who won all the first rounds are not small, if they perform well in the remaining second rounds, they will occupy 3 spots, which is close to half of the 8 spots in the quarterfinals. However, it is not a situation where you can be optimistic about winning the second leg, as the two teams related to Milan, excluding Napoli, have won their home games. 

Meanwhile, unlike Serie A, which won all victories, Premier League teams in the Champions League round of 16 did not win a single team in the first leg, and joy and sorrow were mixed with Serie A. 

Both Liverpool and Man City, who commanded the European stage, recorded disappointing results of 1 loss and 1 draw against Real Madrid and Leipzig, respectively, and Tottenham and Chelsea, which showed a recent sluggish appearance, also lost to AC Milan and Dortmund. 

With Serie A teams seizing the opportunity to regain the glory of the early 2000s when they commanded the Champions League, attention is paid to whether the rise of Serie A and the decline of the Premier League will continue in the second leg of the round of 16.

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