Instead of Kim Min-jae and Angusa, Jesús and Ndombele are on the substitute list for the second leg of the Napoli UCL quarterfinals.
- on Apr 17, 2023
Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti has set up an alternate list for the 2022-2023 European Champions League (UCL) quarterfinals.
Napoli will play the UCL quarterfinal home second leg against AC Milan at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Italy on the 19th (hereinafter Korean time).
Napoli, who lost 0-1 in the first leg on the 13th, must win by scoring two or more goals to qualify for the semifinals.
However, after the first game, the power plummeted. Andre-Frank Jambo Anguisa was sent off for accumulated warnings in the 25th and 29th minutes of the second half. Kim Min-jae also received a warning in the 33rd minute of the second half, and three warnings accumulated, making him unable to play in the second leg of the UCL semifinals.
The warning against Kim Min-jae was highly controversial. Opponent Alexi Salemakiers pushed from behind, but the referee did not call a foul. When Kim Min-jae raised his arm and showed dissatisfaction, the referee pulled out a yellow card. Controversy arose over the decision of Istvan Kovac, who saw the match referee that day. Then, the European Football Federation said, “We decided to exclude the referee Kovac from the UCL game for the rest of the season.”
But it was already spilled water. Napoli must play the second leg of the quarterfinals without Kim Min-jae, the “nucleus of the defense,” and Angwisa, the “nucleus of the midfield.” On the 17th, the Italian media ‘Corriere dello Sport’ said, “Director Spalletti is contemplating how to replace Kim Min-jae and Anguisa. The most likely replacements will be Joao Jesús and Tanguy Ndombele.”
Spalletti is using Amir Rahmani as a partner for Kim Min-jae in the four-back defense line. However, this time, Jesus and Rahmani have to work together as center backs. Jesus raised the sense of the game. On the 16th, against Verona, he started as a central defender along with Kim Min-jae and helped the team to score zero.
On the other hand,먹튀검증 Ndombele did not play against Verona after being substituted in the 35th minute of the second half in the first leg of the quarterfinals against AC Milan on the 13th. I am physically fit, but I am worried about the sense of the game.