Kim Min-jae (Napoli)’s defense was an iron wall. Napoli, the team they belonged to, secured an easy victory against Torino, who was in the mid-table안전놀이터, and had the Scudetto (Italian Serie A championship) at hand.
Napoli won 4-0 thanks to Victor Osimen’s multi-goal performance in the 2022-23 Italian Serie A away match against Torino held at the Olimpico Grande Torino in Turin, Italy on the 20th (Korean time).
After losing 0-1 against Lazio, Napoli, which had two consecutive wins, maintained a 19-point gap with Lazio (15 wins, 7 draws, 5 losses, 52 points) in second place with 23 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses and 71 points. With 11 regular league games left in the future, even if Lazio wins all the remaining games, it will have 85 points, so Napoli can rise to the top even if it adds only 14 points. 14 points can be accumulated by winning 4 wins, 2 draws or just 5 wins (15 points).
Napoli easily scored the first goal in the 9th minute when Osimen finished off Piotr Zielinski’s cross with a header.
Napoli, who took a 2-0 lead in the first half with Hvica Kvarachhelia’s second goal from a penalty kick in the 35th minute of the first half, took a 3-0 lead in the 6th minute of the second half when Osimen finished Matthias Olivera’s cross with a header once again. went.
In the 23rd minute of the second half, Kvaraz Helia’s assist followed by Danggu Ndombele finished and scored his fourth goal.
In the meantime, Min-jae Kim’s central defense also perfectly blocked Torino’s attack. In fact, in terms of ball possession, Napoli was slightly ahead at 52-48, and the number of shots was the same at 12-12, but it was the strength of the defense that made the big difference of 4 goals.
Torino’s power was so low that only 2 of 12 shots went inside the goal, and one of Antonio Sanabria’s 4 shots that day hit the post. It cannot be denied that Kim Min-jae was at the center of it.
In addition, the four-back defense, including Kim Min-jae, had an excellent transition from defense to attack. All four defenders, including Kim Min-jae’s 89% pass success rate, showed a pass success rate of over 85%, and the process of passing the ball to fellow players after the defense was smooth.