Back in the ring: Christian Cueva and Gianluca Lapadula, the minutes they could add before the playoff

March 29 was the last time christian cave Y Gianluca Lapadula They played a game officially. They did it wearing the shirt of the Peruvian National Team in the duel against Paraguay for the last day of the South American Qualifying Qatar 2022. That night both shone on the field of the National Stadium, becoming the figures of the national cast, which ended up sealing their pass to the World Cup playoffs.

38 days have passed since that meeting, and by coincidence Friday, May 6 was the date that marked his return to the courts, this time at the club level. ‘Aladdin’ did it with him Al-Fateh in the restart of the Saudi Professional League, while the ‘Bambino’ was once again considered by benevento for the last day of Series B.

A news that surely was celebrated from Videna, taking into account the importance and relevance that these footballers have on the board of Ricardo Gareca. If nothing strange happens, Cueva and Lapadula should be in the game on June 13 in Doha, against Australia or the United Arab Emirates, in the match that will define the ticket to the World Cup.

A disputed promotion

Gianluca Lapadula he had no participation for seven consecutive dates in Benevento. Despite the fact that many dimes and diretes were generated around the absence of the Peruvian attacker, everything indicates that this was only due to the decision of coach Fabio Caserta. He even got to be part of two calls, but he ended up being sent to the stands for not being considered at least among the substitutes.

His reappearance took place on Friday, May 6, for matchday 38 of Series B, during the match against Spal. After 55 days, the ‘9’ was considered again from the initial whistle. Given the loss of Francesco Forte, Caserta decided to send ‘Lapa’ as the only point man.

He only needed 47 minutes to show all his scoring ability. After Mattia Finotto (45′) put Spal ahead, Lapadula scored the equalizer, however, the score was not enough to get a positive result

The page specialized in statistics sofascore he rated it with a score of 6.4 and collected his best numbers during the 90 minutes he was on the field, a fact that had not happened since December 10, when he scored a brace against Ternana. In addition, the perfect effectiveness of him in the passes stands out.

touches accurate passes shots at the bow land duels won
22 100% 3 1 (3)

The loss to Spal sent Benevento to the quarterfinals of the promotion playoffs. In the best of cases, if the ‘Brujos’ reach the finals, Lapadula would have the chance to play a maximum of five games. Otherwise, the worst that could happen is that they only play one game.

Date Phase Programming
05-13-2022 Quarter finals benevento vs. Ascoli
05-17-2022 Semifinals first leg (benevento / Ascoli) vs. Pisa
05-21-2022 semi-final second leg Pisa vs. (benevento / Ascoli)
05-26-2022 Final leg (Step on /benevento / Ascoli) vs. (Monza / Brescia (Perugia)
05-29-2022 lap end (Monza / Brescia (Perugia) vs. (Pisa / benevento / Ascoli)

to rub the lamp

After the recess of Arab football, christian cave will have the option to play five games until the end of the season (05/29). Then he will be free to join the work of the Peruvian National Team in European lands with a view to the playoff duel.

Date Programming
06-05 Al-Fateh 4-4 Al-Ittihad FC
14-05 Al-Fateh vs. Al Taee
19-05 Damach vs. Al-Fateh
25-05 Al-Fateh vs. Al Hilal
29-05 Al Nasr Riyadh vs. Al-Fateh

His first test came against the absolute leader of the championship, Al-Ittihad FC. In a match full of goals and emotions, both elevens tied 4-4. Our compatriot started and was on the pitch for almost the entire game. They only replaced it at discounts.

It was not one of the best matches of the man born in Huamachuco. According to the Sofascore statistics portal, Cueva obtained the penultimate worst score (6.0) of his team. Although he recorded 80% on his passing accuracy, it was below what he usually averages. There were two key passes that he signed, but none ended in scoring. This time he did not make a difference in attack.

touches accurate passes Key Passes land duels won lost possession
81 82% two 5 (15) 24

Al-Fateh’s objective will be to add the most points, enough to move away from the relegation zone. For now they are in the eighth box with 31 points, five units from the drop. However, there are six clubs that separate him from third from last place.

It should be noted that the Peruvian midfielder has been getting ready with José Neyra, his personal physical trainer, who flew back to Saudi Arabia to help him prepare for the Saudi League and the playoffs for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

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