Napoli (Italy), who reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) for the first time in history, is aiming for a ticket to the quarterfinals against AC Milan.
As a result of the 2022-2023 UCL quarterfinal draw held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on the 17th (Korean time), Napoli, which Min-jae Kim holds out, will face AC Milan, the same Serie A club.
It is evaluated that it is a match that Naples can do.
He avoided the quarterfinalists Manchester City메이저놀이터 (England), the English Premier League leader, the tournament leader Bayern Munich (Germany), and the defending champion Real Madrid (Spain).
And even if Napoli advances to the semifinals, they will not face these three teams. If Napoli beat AC Milan, they will face Inter Milan or Benfica.
The striker that Napoli four-back Kim Min-jae needs to block in AC Milan is Olivier Giroud, who is also a striker for the French national team.
Regarding Giroud, Kim Min-jae said in September of last year, “He was the most difficult player to block among the opposing teams in Serie A.
Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti told Italian media: “I didn’t want to meet the Italian team. Only incompetent people would rate this as a good matchup.”
He continued, “The Champions League is Milan’s main stage. They have won this competition seven times,” he said.
Looking at the current league performance of the two teams, Napoli is overwhelmingly leading with 68 points from 22 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. AC Milan (14 wins, 6 draws, 6 losses, 48 points) is in 4th place.
The first leg of the UCL quarterfinals will be held on the 12th and 13th of the following month, and the second leg will be held on the 19th and 20th of the following month.