Will Kim Min-jae, who leads SSC Napoli’s leading run, break Juventus’ winning streak?
At dawn on Saturday the 14th, in the 18th round of the 2022-2023 Italian Serie A, 1st place Napoli and 2nd place Juventus will face off. Napoli, who recorded 14 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, has 44 points, and Juventus, who is winning 8 consecutive league games, is in fierce pursuit with 37 points. With the so-called 6-point rivalry match ahead, attention is focusing on whether Kim Min-jae, who was replaced after playing the first half in the previous game, will play in this match in good condition.
Kim Min-jae, who played full-time in all matches this season, was replaced after playing 45 minutes in the first half of the last Sampdoria expedition. Coach Luciano Spalletti said, “Kim Min-jae felt his muscles stiffen,” and said he was replaced to prevent injury. Kim Min-jae’s presence is very important for Napoli, which is facing an all-out war against Juventus. As Juventus won the last two games with theatrical goals right before the end, Kim Min-jae, the ‘core of the defense’, needs to focus on the defense in the second half. Attention is focusing on whether Kim Min-jae, who said in an interview last October that “the team I want to win is Juventus,” will lead a scoreless victory in a rival match.
Napoli, whose undefeated run was interrupted by a defeat at Inter Milan, succeeded in changing the mood by defeating 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. Can Hvica Kvarachhelia, Victor Osimen, and Matteo Politano, who started all 2 matches after the restart, break through Juventus’ hard goal? 카지노
Juventus, who struggled at the beginning of the season, rose to 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 matches, it would be icing on the cake if Doosan Blahovic’s breakaway firepower revived. With only one goal each scored in two games after the restart, Ken Moise, Arcadausi Milik and Angel Di Maria should show off their explosive power.
While attention is focusing on whether Kim Min-jae will end Juventus’ scoring streak, the point to watch is which side will laugh in the shield fight between Napoli’s spear of ’39 points in 17 league matches’ and Juventus’ shield of ‘7 goals in 17 league matches’.
The rivalry between Napoli and Juventus, which can have a significant impact on the direction of Serie A championship, kicks off at 4:45 am on Saturday the 14th. Live broadcasts of Napoli matches in Serie A and Champions League, including this match, can be seen on sports OTT service SPOTV NOW and premium sports channel (SPOTV ON).