Will Min-jae Kim, the ‘Iron Pillar’ of Napoli, who is leading the way, end Juventus’ winning streak?
On the 14th (Sat) at 4:45 am (Korean time) 22-23 Serie A Round 18, 1st place Napoli and 2nd place Juventus will face each other.
Napoli, who recorded 14 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, is in the lead with 44 points, while Juventus, who is winning 8 consecutive league games, is in fierce pursuit with 37 points.
In the midst of a rival match with ‘six points’, attention is paid to whether Kim Min-jae, who was replaced after playing the first half in the previous game, will play in a good condition.
Kim Min-jae played all the games he played in full-time this season. However, in the last Sampdoria expedition, he digested 45 minutes in the first half and was replaced. It was the first substitution out since moving to Napoli.
Coach Luciano Spalletti said, “Kim Min-jae felt his muscles stiffen,” and “the replacement was made to prevent injury.”
Kim Min-jae’s existence is more desperate for Napoli, which has to wage an all-out war against Juventus.
As Juventus won the last two games with theatrical goals right before the end, Kim Min-jae should focus on the defense in the second half.
Kim Min-jae said in an interview in October of last year, “The team I want to win is Juventus.” Attention is focusing on whether he will lead to a scoreless victory. 스포츠토토
Napoli, whose undefeated streak was interrupted by a loss to Inter Milan, succeeded in changing the mood by beating Sampdoria. Napoli, which won a scoreless victory in three games, needs to find stability in the defense and at the same time score goals from the attacking team.
The key is whether Hvica Kvarachhelia, Victor Osimen, and Matteo Politano, who started all two matches after the season resumed, will be able to break through Juventus’ thick defensive walls.
Juventus struggled at the beginning of the season, but are now in second place in the league. In particular, they are on a hot rise with victories in all of their last 8 matches.
For Juventus, who conceded only 7 points in 17 league games, it would be icing on the cake if Doosan Blahovic’s departure and the attackers’ firepower revived.
With only one goal each scored in two games after the restart, Ken Moise, Arcadausi Milik and Angel Di Maria should also show their explosive power.
It is expected that Kim Min-jae will be able to pour cold water on Juventus’ scoring streak and further widen the gap.
’39 points in 17 league matches’ Napoli’s ‘spear’ and ‘7 points in 17 league matches’ Juventus’ ‘shield’ fight.