‘Uruguayan Express’ Nuñez, Kim Min-jae and face-to-face match failed… Missing the national team due to injury
The match between Uruguay’s special striker Darwin Nunez and Kim Min-jae was canceled.
The Uruguay Football Association announced on its official website on the 18th (Korean time) that “Núñez will not participate in the March A match due to an injury.” Uruguay selected Jonathan Rodriguez instead of Núñez.
As a result, the confrontation between Nunez and Kim Min-jae will no longer be seen. Uruguay was scheduled to play an A match against Japan on the 24th and Korea Republic on the 28th.
Núñez, who joined Liverpool from Benfica for 100 million euros (approximately 130 billion won) last summer, was a top-notch prospect that all of Europe was paying attention to.
It’s not as satisfying as the transfer fee, but after going through a period of adaptation at the beginning of the season, he has already recorded 14 goals and 4 assists토토사이트, establishing himself as an axis in the attacking line.
Kim Min-jae also moved to Napoli ahead of this season. He jumped to the starting lineup at once without any adaptation period and is playing an active role as a key defender.
Nunez and Kim Min-jae faced each other three times this season alone. The first match was in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Kim Min-jae, who started as a central center back at the time, tied up Nunez, who came in as a substitute in the second half. As Napoli won 4-1, Kim Min-jae also won Nunez completely.
The second match was also in the Champions League group stage. This time Núñez laughed. He was substituted in the second half and broke through Kim Min-jae and scored. Napoli also lost 0-2, so it was a perfect game for Kim Min-jae.
The third was at the World Cup. Kim Min-jae and Nunez, who started side by side in the first round of the Qatar World Cup group stage, competed fiercely throughout the game. As the game ended 0-0, Kim Min-jae, who kept the scoreless, won by decision.
After about 4 months, a return match was concluded through an A match. The confrontation between Nunez and Kim Min-jae drew attention.
Unfortunately, however, as Nuñez left the national team due to an injury, the 4th match of the season could not be seen.