Lee Kang-in and Kubo Takefusa meet as enemies.
UEFA held a drawing ceremony for the round of 16 matches of the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League in Nyon, Switzerland, on the 18th (Korea time). The round of 16 teams will be played by the eight teams ranked first in the group and the eight teams ranked second in the group. If there is any peculiarity, teams that were in the same group cannot meet, and teams belonging to the same national soccer association cannot be matched.
The eight teams ranking first in the group will be as follows: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Real Sociedad, and Atletico Madrid. The teams ranking second in the group will be Inter Milan, PSV, Lazio, Napoli, FC Porto, RB Leipzig and Copenhagen, including Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
There was a lot of attention on which team PSG Lee Kang-in would play against. This is because it was evaluated as having the strongest power in Port 2. PSG narrowly confirmed its advance to the round of 16 as the second-ranked team in Group F, which was considered the group of death. PSG was able to clash with all seven other teams except Dortmund, which was in the same group.
As a result, PSG reached a matchup with Sociedad in the round of 16. Lee Kang-in vs. Kubo will face off. Kubo and Lee Kang-in are already famous as best friends. Kubo gained experience by playing for Real Castaya, a second-tier team, after wearing a Real uniform in 2019. However, he failed to make his debut in the first division. La Liga’s non-EU policy was a big reason.
In the end, he decided to rent. Kubo has gained experience by loaning to Mallorca, Villarreal, and Getafe. During their second lease to Mallorca in the 2021-22 season, they shared a room with Lee Kang-in. The two players, who became close at the time, often showed off their friendship through social media. Kubo posted a picture taken together on Lee Kang-in’s birthday in February on his personal SNS, writing, “Happy birthday” in Korean. In addition, he said, “hermano (brother),” expressing special relationship between the two players.
This is the fourth time that the two players meet as enemies. In the 2022-23 season, Lee Kang-in wore a Mallorca uniform, and Kubo moved to Sociedad and had two showdowns in the league. In the first face-to-face match, Kubo was replaced in the 30th minute of the second half, and Lee Kang-in played in the 24th minute of the second half. At that time, Sociedad won 1-0.
The second face-off was Copa del Rey. At that time, Lee Kang-in started and played full time, but Kubo was substituted with 20 minutes left. In the third face-off, Lee Kang-in scored. In the game in March, Lee Kang-in started and scored an equalizer in the 5th minute of the second half. Kubo, who started on the bench, was replaced in the 36th minute of the second half and took the ground. However, coincidentally, Lee Kang-in left the ground in the 37th minute of the second half. 랭크카지노
Ahead of this showdown, Kubo summoned Lee Kang-in once again. Kubo hashtacked Lee Kang-in with a picture of PSGvs Sosiedad’s face-off through his personal Instagram story. Lee Kang-in also responded by reprogramming Kubo’s story.