Surrounded by trees, in front of an absent grandstand, in the Druso stadium, Gianluca Lapadula once again won all the praise. Before the attentive gaze of thousands of fans, the The Peruvian took advantage of a rebound in the area, like a good goal scorer, after a free kick to score in his team’s 2-2 draw against Süditrol for date 12 of the Italian Serie B.
With this goal, the striker scores his second consecutive goal and the third of the season. Last week, Lapadula scored the equalizer for Cagliari against Reggina. While his first goal came at the beginning of September precisely against his former team Benevento, with whom he was close to reaching Serie A.
For now his club, Cagliari, is in the tenth position of the Italian tournament. In the first twelve days he has been able to add 16 points, product of four wins, four draws and four losses. Despite this, they do not lose hope of reaching the playoffs for promotion to Series A.
After a few difficult months with Peru not qualifying for the World Cup, Gianluca has been training hard with the aim of regaining his best physical shape and performance on the field of play. Let’s hope he’s not that far from the best version of himself. We need him for the start of the playoffs next year where he will undoubtedly be a key player.
With new friendly matches in sight, Gianluca will be one of the main absentees in the Reynoso team. The striker will not be able to play against Paraguay or Bolivia because Cagliari refused to loan him out, claiming that it is not an official FIFA date. As a result of this, his place will be occupied by Percy Liza, ex-Sporting Cristal, who plays for Marítimo de Portugal. Let us remember that Lapadula already scored a goal in the new Reynoso era in the friendly against El Salvador that our team won 4-1.
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