Kim Min-jae, who led Napoli’s scoreless performance on the stage of the UEFA Champions League, showed outstanding ability in the build-up.
Kim Min-jae played full-time in the 2022-23 season UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg away game against Frankfurt held in Frankfurt, Germany on the 22nd (Korean time) and played a key role in Napoli’s 2-0 victory
. WhoScored.com, a European soccer statistics media, paid attention to Kim Min-jae’s record against Frankfurt.
The media said, ‘Kim Min-jae succeeded in making 30 long passes from the Naples camp to the opponent’s camp against Frankfurt. He introduced it as the record for the most matches in a single UEFA Champions League match this season. Kim Min-jae energized the team’s offense by steadily attempting forward passes that penetrated the opponent’s camp as well as stable defense. Kim Min-jae tried 128 passes against Frankfurt and succeeded 123 times, recording a pass success rate of 96%, boasting high pass accuracy.
Napoli, led by Kim Min-jae in defense, is leading the league in Serie A this season, conceding only 15 goals in 23 Serie A games, recording the lowest number of goals in the league. Napoli, along with the clean sheet against Frankfurt, continued to scoreless in four consecutive matches in the recent official match. Napoli is also showing off stable defense with Kim Min-jae on the stage of the UEFA Champions League.