As everyone expected, the tie against Ecuador took place (2-2). Gianluca Labatula not only scored his first goal and moved the fans of the Peruvian team, but also did it with his father, who followed the whole game with his family.
“I really liked my son’s scoring and Andre Carrillo. Peru has formed a strong team with Ricardo Carreca. We are all very happy, my wife and my daughter. I speak because I respect Silvio Valencia so much.”Gianluca’s father, Gianfranco Labatula, said in an interview with Exitosa Deportes.
Gianluca scored his first goal with the Peruvian team in 7 games played. He had 4 matches in the qualifying round (making his debut against Chile in the second half in Santiago) and 3 matches in Copa America Brazil 2021. In addition, he has 3 assists, 2 qualifying for the Ecuadorian team and another for Copa America.
“It’s something so strong, it’s a dream come true. I am happy with my first goal. Due to the tie that the classification can give us. This is a dream (to score with Peru). Every day I spend with the national team, I love all of my looks. “Labatula said at the end of the game in an interview with TropTV
Gianluca is skeptical of Copa America’s last match against Venezuela. Due to the ankle pain, the technical command does not place it. Instead, options that appear are Santiago Ormano and Alex Valera, both already minutes into the match.
Peru have a chance to advance to the quarterfinals as second in the group if they win against Venezuela. With the tie, the Peruvian team confirms their classification to the next level, losing, but waiting for Ecuador to lose against Brazil.