After playing with the Peruvian National Team, Gianluca Lapadula returned to Italy to join the squad of the Benevento. Due to a long journey, coach Filippo Inzaghi decided that the forward should not be a first baseman against Fiorentina.
Lapadula, born in Turin in 1990 to an Italian father and a Peruvian mother, started on the bench and entered the last thirteen minutes of the match at the Franchi stadium in Florence, when Benevento was leading 1-0 thanks to a goal from Riccardo Improta, who it would end up being decisive.
The new Peruvian international striker touched the target of the possible 2-0 with a great direct free kick stopped by the Fiorentina goal, Bartlomiej Dragowski. Also, he had a heads up that went over the arch.
Lapadula made his debut with Peru in the lost matches, both 2-0, against Chile and Argentina and wore the number 9, owned by the injured Paolo Guerrero, the captain and historical top scorer of the Peruvian team.
His Benevento met again this Sunday with victory after four consecutive league losses and reached thirteenth position with nine points, the result of three wins and five setbacks.
Next week, Benevento will face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus.
Fiorentina vs. Benevento: technical ficha
Fiorentina: Dragowski, Milenkovic, Pezzella, Igor (11 ‘st Lirola), Biraghi, Amrabat (27’ st Valero), Duncan (11 ‘st Pulgar), Kouame (11’ st Cutrone), Castrovilli, Ribery (43 ‘Saponara), Vlahovic.
Benevento: Montipò, Letizia (21 ‘st May), Caldirola, Glik, Barba, Schiattarella, Hetemaj, Ionita, Improta (38’ st Tello), Sau (1 ‘st Insigne), Moncini (33’ st Lapadula).
Gol: 7′ ST Improta (B)