8 aerial victories, successful man marking… KIM shone even in defeat

Kim Min-jae (26, Naples) shone even in defeat. In addition to writing a phenomenal record of victories in aerial competitions, he played his role perfectly by succeeding in man-marking Chiro Immobile (33).

Kim Min-jae started and played full-time in the 2022-2023 season Italian Serie A round 25 home game against Lazio held at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy at 4:45 am (Korean time) on the 4th.

온라인바카라 On this day, Kim Min-jae scored 11 goals in all competitions this season and received a ‘special mission’ to thoroughly block Immobile, which is active as Lazio’s ‘main gun’. In terms of results, he performed the assigned task perfectly.

He kept catching up and keeping him in check during his actual full-time run. He didn’t get pushed even in the battle for the ball in the air, and blocked the connecting pass in advance. He easily won the speed competition. As a result, Immobile remained silent without hitting a single shot that day.

Kim Min-jae reliably blocked Lazio’s attacks from the rear as well as Immobile Man-to-Man. In particular, the scene where he kicked off the shot by blowing his body inside the box was impressive enough to be included in the highlight scene of the day. He even blocked a counterattack with a clever foul.

However, despite Kim Min-jae’s great success, Napoli conceded a goal. In the 22nd minute of the second half, Hvica Kvarachhelia (22) was unable to send the ball far in the process of kicking it away, and Matthias Vesino (31) conceded a goal on a fantastic mid-range shot. After that, the game could not be returned to the original score in the remaining time and lost 0-1.

According to Whoscored.com, a soccer statistics media outlet, Kim Min-jae recorded 2 kicks, 1 shot block, and 8 aerial victories. Pass success rate was 94% (146 out of 155 attempts). In the process, he made two long passes. Despite this performance, it received a rating of 6.91. This was the second highest rating among Napoli players.

Meanwhile, Napoli’s 8-game winning streak came to an end with this defeat, and suffered their first defeat at home this season. While staying at the top of the leaderboard (21 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses, 65 points), the gap with Inter Milan (48 points) in second place became 17 points. At the same time, he failed to ‘sweep’ as he shared a victory with Lazio this season.

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