Kim Min-jae shines with Man Utd’s most prolific passing and clearing display…’Seven-goal extravaganza’ sees Munich beat Champions 4-3
Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) had the most clearances and most passes against Manchester United. Bayern Munich conceded three goals, but it wasn’t until Kim Min-jae’s fatal mistake that the Bavarians took the lead. The game ended in a seven-goal thriller, with Bayern Munich winning. They also knocked out Gisele in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
Kim Min-jae made a full-time start against Manchester United in the first leg of their 2023-24 UCL Group A match at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, at 4:00 a.m. ET on June 21 and scored a brace in the team’s 4-3 victory. Although he was not involved in the attacking third, he made the most clearances and passes and did his part in the defense and in the buildup to the back. He completed 91.5% of his passes and made one key pass. His presence was such that he was the highest rated defender in the backline across multiple outlets 메이저놀이터.
This is the second consecutive season that Kim has played in the UCL, after last season with Napoli. Last season, he led Napoli to the Serie A title and the club’s best-ever UCL quarterfinals. However, he missed the second leg of the quarterfinals due to accumulating cautions, and coincidentally, Napoli’s UCL journey came to a halt in the quarterfinals. His new club, Bayern Munich, is challenging for the UCL title, so it’s likely that Kim will be aiming higher this season.
His performance was especially impressive given that his opponent was Manchester United. United were the favorites to sign Kim in the summer transfer window. They were so aggressive in their pursuit that local media reported that an official announcement would be made on July 1, and that they had already agreed on a transfer fee and salary. However, the deal stalled due to the club’s takeover, and Bayern Munich swooped in. United made a late push for the player, but he had already made up his mind to move to Bayern Munich. Kim made his presence felt against the Red Devils, who missed their chance to sign him.