Kim Min-jae (26) and Kamada Daichi (26) met again. The European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) will fight for advancement to the quarterfinals.
Napoli (Italy) will play the second leg of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) against Frankfurt (Germany) at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy on the 16th at 5 am (Korean time). They won 2-0 in the first leg of the away game and are in an advantageous position to advance to the quarterfinals.
In the league match against Atalanta on the 12th, Kim Min-jae attempted to tackle Duvan Zapata, the opposing striker, and was replaced in the 31st minute of the second half due to discomfort in his calf. He caused concern by appearing after the match with a bandaged right calf. However, he is expected to play after recovering from his injury.
Coach Luciano Spalletti said at a press conference in preparation for the game against Frankfurt, “Kim Min-jae, Rossano, and Meret can start as starters.”
Kim Min-jae is expected to pair up with Amir Rahmani, the central defense team, to block Frankfurt’s attack. 안전놀이터
The away team Frankfurt will go on an away road without main striker Colo Mouani, who was sent off in the first game. Daichi Kamada, the UCL top scorer (three goals) in the team, is considered the number one target for alert. Kamada is having a career high season in the Bundesliga this season with 7 goals and 4 assists. At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he led Japan to the round of 16 and further raised his share price. Currently, transfer rumors are circulating with Dortmund, a prestigious German Bundesliga, as well as Manchester United and Chelsea in the English Premier League (EPL).
Although he started in the first game, he was blocked by Napoli’s strong defense led by Kim Min-jae and did not show much activity. On the other hand, Kim Min-jae led the scoreless victory and was selected as the best player of the match by ‘Foot Mob’, a soccer statistics site.