Korean national team defender Kim Min-jae (27)’s club Napoli will be able to watch the league’s first early victory in 33 years tonight. 2nd place Lazio lost to Inter Milan away. At the same time, if Napoli wins the match against Salernitana, which starts at home at 10:00 pm (Korean time), regardless of the results of the remaining 6 games, they will win the ‘Scudetto (Serie A championship)’ on their own. Lazio has 61 points. 81 points if Napoli beat Salernitana. The difference in points will widen to 20 points and cannot be overturned with the remaining 6 matches. Kim Min-jae starts as a center back against Salernitana.
Prior to Napoli,ㅋㅋㅋ벳 Lazio lost 1-3 in a Serie A away game against Inter Milan in Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy on the 30th (Korean time). Lazio took the lead with Andersson’s goal, but Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez equalized and scored, and Gosens scored the come-from-behind goal.
The home team, Inter Milan, took the lead early in the match. Inter Milan came out with a 3-5-2 formation. They set up Lukaku-Correa at the front, DiMarco-Mikitarjan-Brozovic-Varella-Darmian at the back, Bastoni-Achervi-Diambrosio at the three-back, and Onana the goalkeeper. In the 21st minute of the first half, Inter Milan’s right-footed shot went straight to the opposing goalkeeper. Inter Milan had many shooting opportunities when the game was played smoothly. However, bone determination was lacking.
Lazio faced off with a 4-3-3 formation. Zakani-Immobile-Andersson in the forefront, Alberto-Catadi-Milinkovich Savic in the back, Hisai-Romanoli-Casalle-Marusic in the back four, and goalkeeper Provedel came out. From the beginning of the match, Lazio applied intense forward pressure with their forward and midfield lines. It interfered with Inter Milan’s rear build-up. In the process, Inter Milan’s three-back defenders were embarrassed. Lazio did not raise their last line of defense. It was to prevent Inter Milan strikers from penetrating the back space. Lazio confronted Inter Milan with real football.
Inter Milan shook Lazio’s net in the 25th minute with the help of Correa by Mikitarjan. However, it was declared ‘no goal’. Correa’s offside foul confirmed.
Rather, Lazio took the lead (1-0) in the 30th minute of the first half. Inter Milan defender Azerbi made a fatal mistake of stealing the ball in front of the goal. Lazio’s forward pressure worked. Lazio Andersson evaded the attacking Inter Milan defenders and calmly kicked in with his right foot.
Inter Milan, which was drawn 0-1, launched a series of offensive attacks. He continued to dig into the left and right flanks of Lazio. In the 40th minute of the first half, Inter Milan’s mid-range shot slightly missed the goal.
Lazio, who went ahead, was not in a hurry. In the 45th minute of the first half, Lazio’s decisive shot was blocked by Inter Milan goalkeeper Onana’s super save. Inter Milan was in danger of conceding an extra point as center back Azerbi slipped, but the goalkeeper saved the ball and did not concede. The first half ended with Lazio leading
At the beginning of the second half, Inter Milan took out Diambrosio and put Dumfries in as a joker. In the 5th minute of the second half, Lazio’s midfielder Cataldi fell to the ground with an injury. Lazio Sarri hastily put Vecino in. In the 10th minute of the second half, Barella’s sensuous shot, following DiMarco’s cross, passed next to Lazio’s goal.
Lazio countered with ‘first defense then counterattack’. After taking the ball from his waist, he aimed for an additional goal with a lightning-quick counterattack. In the 15th minute of the second half, Inter Milan, who was in a hurry to equalize, put in Chahanolu and Lautaro Martinez at the same time to change the attack. Inter Milan pounded the Lazio defense without a break, but it was not finished. Lukaku often took poses with his arms wide open as if he was frustrated.
In the 20th minute of the second half, Inter Milan’s powerful left-footed shot was blocked by the opposing goalkeeper. In the 22nd minute of the second half, Lazio took out Immobile and put Pedro in to change the attack. In the 25th minute of the second half, Inter Milan added even Gosense to tighten the reins of the attack.
In the 30th minute of the second half, Lukaku’s header missed the Lazio goal. Inter Milan finally scored an equalizer (1-1) in the 33rd minute of the second half. Lautaro stumbled and kicked the ball from Lukaku with his right foot. In the 37th minute of the second half, Inter Milan scored a comeback goal from Gosens. Gosens jumped Lukaku’s cross and kicked it with his left foot. After scoring, Gosens was immediately replaced by Debrie due to injury.
In the 45th minute of the second half, Lautaro added a key goal (3-1) for Inter Milan. In fact, the game is over. Inter Milan came from behind to win 3-1, and Napoli set the stage for a win tonight. Napoli fans roared at the news of Lazio’s defeat at Napoli’s home stadium. Now, if you beat Salernitana at home, you can enjoy the ceremony as you confirm an early championship in 33 years.Now, when Napoli win at home, you can celebrate your victory with the fans. Napoli postponed the match against Salernitana, which was scheduled to be held on the night of the 29th (Korean time), by a day to win the championship with home fans. Napoli’s last Serie A title was in 1990. At the time, Maradona was the driving force behind the championship. Napoli legend Maradona passed away on November 25, 2020, and his name remains as Napoli’s home stadium ‘Diego Armando Maradona’.