Min-jae Kim’s Napoli, AC Milan over Tottenham clash in the UCL quarterfinals
Napoli (Italy), where “monster defender” Kim Min-jae plays, advances to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) with AC Milan (Italy), who defeated Son Heung-min’s Tottenham (England) quarrel with
Napoli faced AC Milan as a result of the 2022-2023 UCL quarterfinal draw held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on the 17th (Korean time).
In the round of 16, Napoli advanced to the quarterfinals by beating last season’s Europa League (UEL) champion Frankfurt 5-0 on aggregate in the first and second games.
This is the first time Napoli has reached the UCL quarterfinals this season.
AC Milan, who defeated Tottenham 1-0 in the first leg of the round of 16, also drew without a goal in the away game in the second leg, and took a ticket to the quarterfinals with a one-goal difference.
The two teams meeting in the quarterfinals also competed for the lead until the middle of the season in Italian Serie A.
However, AC Milan (14 wins, 6 draws, 6 losses, 48 points) fell to 4th place while Napoli accumulated 68 points with 22 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.
In the regular league match that took place on September 19 last year, Napoli laughed 2-1.
At the time, Napoli was able to secure 3 points thanks to Kim Min-jae’s perfect performance, such as kicking the ball 11 times and blocking the opponent’s shots 4 times.
During AC Milan’s final attack during extra time in the second half, the scene where Kim Min-jae roared as he blocked Braim Dias’ decisive header with a physical defense became a hot topic among local fans.
The player who will take charge of AC Milan’s front line and face Kim Min-jae is French national team striker Olivier Giroud.
At a press conference held in Korea during the A match (national team) in September of last year, Kim Min-jae said, “The player who was the most difficult to block among the opponents in Serie A was Olivier Giroud (AC Milan). He also evaluated that he was a well-rounded veteran.
In addition, Manchester City (England) will face Bayern Munich, a prestigious German soccer team, and Real Madrid (Spain), who won the UCL last season, will face Chelsea (England), the champion team two seasons ago.
Inter Milan (Italy) meet Benfica (Portugal).
If Napoli beat AC Milan, they will face the winner between Inter Milan and Benfica.
The first leg of the quarterfinals will be held on the 12th and 13th of the following month, and the second leg will be held on the 19th and 20th of the following month.
In UEL, Manchester United (England) and Sevilla (Spain) clash in the quarterfinals.
Juventus (Italy) will face Sporting (Portugal), AS Roma (Italy) will face Feyenoord (Netherlands), and Leverkusen (Germany) will face Union Saint-Giloise (Belgium).
The first leg of the UEL quarterfinals will be held on the 14th of the following month, and the second leg will be held on the 21st of next month.
KAA Gent (Belgium), where Hong Hyun-seok plays, has been confirmed as West Ham United of the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) in the quarterfinals of the Europa Conference League (UECL).
Gent is in 5th place (14 wins, 6 draws, 9 losses, 48 points) in the Belgian Jupiler League.
Hong Hyun-seok, who scored 5 goals and 5 assists in the Jupiler League, contributed 1 goal and 3 assists in the UECL, helping the team advance to the quarterfinals메이저사이트.
With two goals in the Belgian Cup, Hong Hyun-seok is recording 8 goals and 8 assists in the official match this season.
West Ham (6 wins, 6 draws, 14 losses), which has accumulated 24 points this season, is 17th in the EPL relegation zone.
The difference between the lowest ranked Leeds United (5 wins, 8 draws, 13 losses, 23 points) is only 1 point.
The first leg of the UECL Quarterfinals will be held on April 14th, and the second leg will be played on the 21st.