‘Kim Min-jae proves it with his skills’, played full-time against Copenhagen + ranked 2nd in the team’s highest rating… Munich won 15 consecutive wins in the UCL group stage

‘Kim Min-jae proves it with his skills’, played full-time against Copenhagen + ranked 2nd in the team’s highest rating… Munich won 15 consecutive wins in the UCL group stage

Bayern Munich defender Kim Min-jae put on an impressive performance in the UEFA Champions League match, quelling criticism with his skills.

Munich won 2-1 in the second leg of the 2023/24 season Champions League Group A against Copenhagen held at the Falken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 4th (Korean time). Munich maintained its lead in the Champions League with two consecutive wins. Munich set a record of 15 consecutive wins and 36 games undefeated in the Champions League group stage.

Munich, who did not score in the first half, finished the first half 0-0. Munich conceded a goal to Copenhagen midfielder Lucas Leraher in the 10th minute of the second half. Munich, who suffered an unexpected blow, balanced the game with Jamal Musiala’s goal in the 22nd minute of the second half. Munich earned three points in the away game at Copenhagen thanks to a winning goal from striker Mathis Tell, who came on as a substitute in the 38th minute of the second half.

On this day, Kim Min-jae contributed to the victory with stable defense at center back. According to soccer statistics media ‘Sofa Score’, he recorded 5 clearances, 1 shot blocked, 4 interceptions, and 1 successful tackle in 90 minutes. He had a pass success rate of 92% and also completed one key pass. ‘Sofa Score’ gave Kim Min-jae 7.8 points, the second highest among Munich players after substitute Thomas Müller (7.9 points).토토사이트

Kim Min-jae played a leading role in Napoli’s Serie A victory last season and won the Serie A Best Defender Award. In recognition of this performance, he wore a Munich uniform for 50 million euros (about 71.1 billion won) this summer. After his transfer, Kim Min-jae immediately established himself as Munich’s starting central defender along with Dayot Upamecano.

Recently, Minjae Kim was in crisis. The starting point was the 6th round Bundesliga match against RB Leipzig on the 1st. Munich drew 2-2 against Leipzig held at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany. In this game, Kim Min-jae struggled against Leipzig’s attack. When giving up the first goal to Royce Offenda in the 20th minute of the first half, Offenda’s shot hit Minjae Kim’s foot and had the misfortune of entering the goal.

After the game, coach Thomas Tuchel expressed his disappointment with Kim Min-jae. According to the German media ‘Kicker’, coach Tuchel directly criticized Kim Min-jae and Upamecano in a situation where they conceded the first goal. According to this media outlet, Tuchel said, “Kim Min-jae had no reason to go one-on-one. “Instead of protecting Kim Min-jae, Upamecano went out and gave him space,” he said.

German legend Lothar Matheus also criticized Minjae Kim. He said through Germany’s Sky Sports, “Kim Min-jae’s skills are not yet close to what we expected, and he is a factor of concern for Bayern.” He added: “He needs to get used to the Bundesliga. I’m not saying Minjae Kim is bad, but considering what he did in Italy, he hasn’t lived up to the expectations I have for him yet.”

Kim Min-jae may have suffered greatly due to the direct words of coach Tuchel and Matheus, but he proved his ability through the game against Copenhagen. Munich is preparing for the 7th round Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on the 9th. It remains to be seen whether Kim Min-jae can continue the momentum from the Copenhagen game.


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