Napoli are trying to win Italian Serie A for the first time since the days of Diego Maradona. It is also the first time since Maradona that he scored five goals against his rival Juventus.
On the 14th (Korean time), Napoli, who played the 18th round of Serie A 2022-2023 at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy, won a 5-1 victory over Juventus. It was a game of great significance on the leaderboard. Napoli directly defeated Juventus, who were in second place, widening the gap to 10 points. If AC Milan, who was in 3rd place, wins the match against Lecce in the 18th round, they can maintain the gap with Napoli at 7 points, but it is also a significant difference. Napoli are cruising towards the title.
For Juventus, it was a shocking defeat in that the tradition of avoiding a crushing defeat was betrayed. Even at the beginning of the season, when Juventus was evaluated as poor this season, they conceded few goals. And they were showing the aspect of the league’s strongest defensive team by running a scoreless streak in the preceding eight games. However, I lost 5 runs in one game. It is still the smallest Serie A goal conceded (12), but it turned out that even that defensive power could not control the Napoli attack.
It is the first time in 30 years that Juventus has conceded 5 goals in a Serie A match. In May 1993, they lost 1-5 to Pescara. It is also the first time in 35 years that Napoli scored five goals against Juventus, the second time since a 5-3 win in November 1988. 먹튀검증
The 1988-1989 season was Napoli’s heyday. Thanks to the great success of Diego Maradona in the 1986-1987 season, they won the league championship, and after that, they finished runner-up for two seasons in a row and then rose to the top again in the 1989-1990 season. The 1988-1989 season is significant as it was the only time in the history of the team to win the European competition trophy by winning the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) as well as the league and Coppa Italia runner-up.
There was no goal from Maradona when he defeated Juventus at the time, but instead, he assisted Andrea Carnevale’s opening goal with a free kick. Maradona received attention both inside and outside the stadium in Gyeonggi-do.
Those who succeeded Maradona appeared simultaneously in Argentina and Naples. The Argentine national team won the ‘2022 World Cup in Qatar’ 36 years after the 1986 tournament during the days of Maradona. Following this, Napoli is also trying to win the league title for the first time in 33 years since the days of Maradona. In 2020, juniors advance toward the championship cup dedicated to the late Maradona. In the match against Juventus, the big picture of Maradona and the phrase ‘The story continues’ were written in large letters on the big break that the crowd shook.
Kim Min-jae is at the center of it. Kim Min-jae received a rating of 7.7 against Juventus, calculated by Whoscored, a soccer statistics company. It is 4th among the two team starters, and considering that there were a total of 5 players who scored goals, it was a better rating than 2 of the scorers. He ranked first in the game in several categories, including ball touches (95 times), successful passes (69 times), and tackles (5 times). In a conceding situation, the ball hit by a colleague’s foot passed through Kim Min-jae’s crotch, and he could not completely escape responsibility, but this media recorded that it was not Kim Min-jae’s ‘mistake’.