Gianluca Lapadula made his official debut in the Cagliari shirt in the Italian Cup. The striker came on in the 60th minute and 20 later converted his first goal. With this, the striker of the Peruvian team pointed the way for the locals at the Unipol Domus stadium to win and qualify.
The ‘Bambino de los Andes’ jumped onto the field in place of Gastón Pereiro and when the match was 1-2 in favor of Perugia. With the participation of ‘Lapagol’, the cast led by coach Fabio Liverani showed improvements in the offensive. So much so that the action came that determined the maximum penalty for the ‘Sardos’.
Then, with the confidence of his teammates, Lapadula squared off in front of the ball to collect the penalty. After the sound of the referee, ‘Il Peruviano’ shot low, with power, over the left post, while goalkeeper Stefano Gori chose the opposite post. In this way, Cagliari equals the account.
The best thing about the aforementioned action was, without a doubt, the reaction of the fans of the Sardinian cast. As soon as the ball hit the nets, the followers of ‘Rossoblu’ began to chant the surname of the national center forward: “Lapadula!”they repeated several times from the grandstands of the colossus.
In turn, Gianluca turned, turned his back on the rival goal and raised his hands to his ears. A way to address the Cagliari fans so that they shout the victory louder and also the name of the scorer of the second victory in a very complicated match.
“Goal obsessed”: Lapadula said later through his social networks. In the general count, the Peruvian has two goals with his new club: one against Leeds United of the Premier League, but in a friendly match. Another, the one of the day of the last Friday, against Perugia to collaborate with the pass to the next stage of the Italian Cup.
The Blanquirroja representative’s next challenge will be next week. On Saturday, August 13 (1:45 pm, Peruvian time), Cagliari debuts in the new season of Serie B against Como as a visitor.