By Ha Geun-soo Reporter= Romelu Lukaku has been dropped in front of ‘iron pillar’ Kim Min-jae.
Napoli defeated Inter Milan 3-1 in the 36th round of the 2022-23 Italian Serie A at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy, at 1 a.m. (KST) on the 22nd. With the win, Napoli avenged their previous defeat.
Napoli won the Scudetto (Italian Serie A title) for the first time in 33 years. They had their heads down in the last round when they were swept aside by Monza. This match was highly anticipated. Especially since their opponent was Inter Milan, who had just reached the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final.
Napoli brought out their best lineup. Hvitsa Kvarachelia, Victor Osimhen, Piotr Zielinski, Stanislav Lobotka, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, and Giovanni Di Lorenzo were all on the field. South Korea international center back Kim Min-Jae also returned to the starting lineup.
Inter Milan made some rotations. They needed to prepare for the upcoming Coppa Italia final and UCL final. Joaquin Correa, Romelu Lukaku, Nicolo Varela, Robin Gozens, Roberto Gagliardini, Christian Aslani, and Raul Belanova started.
Things went badly for Inter at halftime. Galliardini, who had received a yellow card 41 minutes earlier, was sent off for accumulating cautions. Simone Inzaghi responded by bringing on Marcelo Brozovic and Francesco Acerbi for the start of the second half. 먹튀검증
Napoli were the first to bear fruit. They took the lead in the 22nd minute through Anguissa. Inter Milan responded with a Lukaku equalizer in the 36th minute. But the celebrations were short-lived. Napoli sealed the win with a 40th-minute goal from Di Lorenzo and a Gianluca Gaetano strike in stoppage time.
Kim Min-jae was subbed off in the 29th minute for João Jesus. He was all over the pitch for 74 minutes, tying up Lukaku. His key stats included two clearances, one shot block, one interception, two tackles, and a 97% pass completion rate (69 of 71). It’s also worth noting that Lukaku scored shortly after Kim came off the bench.
Kim has been getting offers from all over Europe lately. The English Premier League (EPL) BIG6, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have all been linked to him. In today’s game, Kim proved himself by completely shutting down Lukaku before being subbed off.