Naples has become smaller when they meet Juventus. This is why expectations are focused on Min-jae Kim, the “monster” who has grown into a key defender.
Napoli and Juventus will face each other in the 18th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy at 4:45 am (Korean time) on the 14th. Currently, Napoli is in 슬롯사이트 first place with 44 points (14 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss, 39 goals, 13 losses), and Juventus is second with 37 points (11 wins, 4 draws, 2 losses, 26 goals, 7 losses).
Naples has stagnated after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The league undefeated march that lasted for 15 games ended with Inter Milan (0-1 loss). As much as the mood was reversed by catching Sampdoria (2-0 win) in the last round, they are challenging for a winning streak again.
Juventus is the opposite. Before and after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he is on a five-game winning streak in the league. At the beginning of the season, he fell to the middle ranks with a lethargic appearance, but he succeeded in reviving and leaped to the top ranks. By winning this game, we want to lay the foundation for recapturing the lead.
His career record is also on the side of Juventus. According to the football statistics media ‘Transfer Markt’, the two teams have faced each other 178 times so far. Juventus showed an overwhelming advantage with a record of 84 wins, 50 draws and 44 losses. Napoli’s win rate against Juventus is only 24.7%.
Coach Luciano Spalletti is looking forward to Kim Min-jae. After entering Naples last summer, he is quickly conquering the Italian stage without any adaptation period. Kim Min-jae, who completely replaced Kalidou Koulibaly, responded by winning the Italian Serie A ‘September Player of the Month’ award.
Napoli is trying to recapture the ‘Scudetto’ (Italian Serie A championship) this season. At the center are Kim Min-jae, Kvaratz Helia, Andre-Frank Jambo Anguisa, and Victor Osimen. This match against Juventus is expected to be a very decisive match that will determine the championship competition. Kim Min-jae was replaced during the halftime match against Sampdoria last year, so he saved up his stamina. Spalletti is planning to block Juventus’ attack by starting Kim Min-jae.