Kim Min-jae returned to his team as a starter in the SSC Napoli match and contributed to the victory against the formidable opponent Inter Milan.
Napoli won 3-1 in a home game against Inter Milan in the 36th round of Serie A in the 2022/23 season held at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy on the 22nd (Korean time).안전놀이터
Napoli, who had already confirmed the championship in the last 33 rounds, recorded 86 points. On the other hand, Inter Milan, who lost, fell one place to fourth place with 66 points. Napoli rotated players in the last two games, leaving only the championship ceremony, but Inter Milan, as their opponent is a strong team that reached the final of the UEFA Champions League this season, put most of their key players in an all-out battle.
Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti put Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kim Min-jae, Amir Rahmani and Matthias Olivera in the back four, along with goalkeeper Alex Meret.
The midfield consisted of Andre Frank Jambo-Anguisa, Stanislav Lobotka and Piotr Zielinski. The forward three-top consisted of Elif Elmas, Victor Osimen and Hvica Kvarachhelia.
Inter Milan, who fought back, took some of their key players out of the starting lineup, such as the signature striker Lautaro Martinez. Andre Onana started as the gatekeeper, with Danilo Diambrosio, Stefan Dubry and Alessandro Bastoni forming the back three.
The midfield was formed by Raoul Bellanova, Nicolo Varela, Christian Aslani, Roberto Gagliardini and Robin Goshen. Romelu Lukaku and Joaquin Correa were the two tops.
Kim Min-jae, who returned to the starting lineup after two games, did not allow Inter Milan to score with solid defense until he was replaced by Joao Jejus in the 29th minute of the second half.
In addition, a sharp forward pass energized Napoli’s attack, and Inter Milan’s pass cut off by Kim Min-jae became the starting point for Jambo Anguisa’s opening goal.
In defense, he intercepted the ball leading to Romelu Lukaku, Inter Milan’s goal scorer, and blocked it with a physical fight to prevent a goal from being conceded. Kim Min-jae struggled to keep up with his opponent, Belgian national team, 103kg giant striker Lukaku.
In the 41st minute of the first half, Inter Milan’s Roberto Gagliardini was sent off after receiving a second yellow card, and Napoli scored a goal in the second half.
In the 22nd minute of the second half, midfielder Anguisa, who received the pass with his back to the goalpost, turned around and kicked the ball with a right-footed volley, bouncing once right in front of the goalpost and shaking the net.
Inter Milan striker Lukaku, who was tied to Kim Min-jae throughout the match, succeeded in scoring as soon as Kim Min-jae went out.
In the 37th minute of the second half, Lukaku scored the equalizer by slightly changing the direction of Federico DiMarco’s pass from the left side of the penalty area to the gate with a right-footed inside kick.
Napoli immediately got back with an extra goal and set the mood. Napoli defender Di Lorenzo regained the lead in the 40th minute of the second half with a lightning-like left-footed mid-range shot in front of the penalty area, aiming exactly at the top corner of the opposite goal.
Then, substitute Gianluca Gaetano, who did not miss the counterattack situation in the second half of extra time, scored a key goal to finish the victory 3-1.
Napoli will play an away match against Bologna on the 28th at 10pm in the 37th round.