Kim Min-jae and Napoli avoided the worst confrontation… Inter or Benfica opponents in the UCL semifinals
SSC Napoli, who reached the stage of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time ever, avoided the worst matchup.
The draw for the 2022-2023 season UEFA Champions League quarterfinals was held on the 17th at 8:00 pm at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
SSC Napoli, to which Kim Min-jae (27) 안전놀이터belongs, defeated Eintracht Frankfurt with an aggregate score of 5-0 in the round of 16 and succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals for the first time in the club’s history. Napoli face AC Milan, a club in the same Serie A, in the quarterfinals.
Match draw results The winner of the quarter-final 1 match (Real Madrid-Chelsea) will play from the quarter-final to the winner of the quarter-final 3 match (Man City-Munich), and the winner of the quarter-final 4 match (AC Milan-Napoli) will advance from the semi-final to the quarter-final 2 match (Inter Milan-Benfica) Face the winner.
As a result, Napoli avoided facing strong players such as Real Madrid and Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals, and then did not face them in the semifinals.
If Napoli beat AC Milan in the quarterfinals, they will face either Inter Milan or SL Benfica in the semifinals. The worst confrontation is avoidance.
Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti, who conducted an interview with Italy’s ‘Kiss Kiss Napoli’ right after the match draw, was not vigilant. Reportedly, he said: “I didn’t want to face 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.”