‘Monster defender’ Kim Min-jae (Napoli)’s first European Champions League (UCL) experience was until the quarterfinals.
While Kim Min-jae could not play due to accumulated warnings, Napoli (Italy) had to be content with being pushed to the quarterfinals of the tournament for the first time in history by being pushed by AC Milan in the same league.
Napoli drew 1-1 with AC Milan in the 2022-23 season UCL quarterfinal second leg home game held at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy on the 19th (Korean time). Napoli, who lost 0-1 in the first leg of the away game, failed to advance to the semifinals after falling 1-2 on aggregate in the first and second leg.
Napoli, which is running overwhelmingly in first place in Serie A this season, reached the UCL quarterfinals for the first time in the club’s history, but was caught by AC Milan and left a regret.
Napoli won 2-1 in the first half of Serie A, but lost 0-4 in the second half of the last 3 days, and then lost 1 draw and 1 loss in the following two UCL confrontations. In particular, it was even more regrettable that Kim Min-jae was unable to participate in the second game due to the accumulation of warnings after receiving the third yellow card of the tournament after excessively protesting against the referee’s decision in the first game.
AC Milan enjoyed the joy of reaching the semifinals 16 years after winning the 2006-07 season. In the semifinals, they will face off against the winner of the match between Inter Milan (Italy) and Benfica (Portugal).
On this day, in addition to Kim Min-jae,안전놀이터 midfielder Jambo Anguisa was also absent due to an exit from the first game, but Victor Osimen, the top scorer in Serie A, who left due to injury, returned. Osimen was sidelined for two matches against AC Milan due to an injury sustained during the Africa Cup of Nations.
Napoli raised the mood in the 22nd minute when goalkeeper Alex Meret saved Olivier Giroud’s penalty. But in the end, the opening goal was AC Milan’s. In the 43rd minute of the first half, Napoli’s Tanguy Ndombele accidentally missed a pass, and Rafael Leang, who took possession of the ball, hit the goal line to the left of the goal and turned the cutback. Giroud, who missed the penalty kick, finished. Napoli was awarded a penalty in the 36th minute of the second half for a handball foul, but Hvica Kvarachhelia’s shot was blocked by Mike Menan. With 4 minutes of extra time given, Napoli equalized with Osimen’s header following Jaco Raspadori’s cross in the 48th minute of the second half, but that was it.
Real Madrid (Spain) defeated Chelsea 2-0 thanks to Rodrygo’s multi-goal in London, England, and advanced to the semifinals with a total lead of 4-0 in the first and second games. Real Madrid has won the UCL for the 15th time in their career and is challenging for a second straight title. In the semifinals, we will meet the winner of the Manchester City (England)-Bayern Munich (Germany) game.