Defender Dayo Upamecano (24, Bayern Munich), whom Kim Min-jae (26, Naples) had been eyeing, repeated mistakes.
In a live broadcast of the Korea Football Association (KFA) in the past, when asked by a fan, “Who is your role model?”, Kim Min-jae said, “At first, I liked Sergio Ramos and Pepe. Recently, I like Upamecano. I watched the Upamecano game, and it was really good.”
At the time, Upamecano belonged to Leipzig in the German Bundesliga. Upamecano, who was spotlighted as a world-class defender prospect, transferred to Bayern Munich in the summer of 2021 and signed a five-year contract. In his first season with Bayern Munich, he participated in 28 league games and led the championship, and also played in 25 league games this season.
Upamecano started in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2022-23 season against Manchester City held at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on the 20th (Korean time). He often bumped into Erling Haaland (Man City).
The result is a disaster. Upamecano was sent off in the 18th minute for grabbing Haaland with his hand. However, a VAR review revealed that Haaland was in an offside position prior to Upamecano’s foul, and the sending off was reversed.
In the 37th minute,안전놀이터 Upamecano committed a handball foul and awarded a penalty kick (PK). As Haaland missed a PK, Upamecano’s mistake was buried again. In addition, he gave Man City strikers a chance to score with several mistakes.
A defensive disaster occurred in the 13th minute of the second half. Upamecano fell alone while chasing at high speed next to Holland, who was breaking through. He fell alone without physical contact. Because of this, Haaland scored the opening goal with a no-mark chance. Upa Meccano bowed his head.
On this day, Upamecano recorded only one success in four aerial competitions. The statistical media’Sofa Score’ gave Upamecano 5.9 points, the lowest rating for both teams. Regarding Upamecano, ’90min’ pointed out, “It was a disastrous night for Upamecano.” Upamecano had the worst day ever.