Lima Covenant impossible to extract the oil from the ‘unverifiable’ and succumbed as a visitor against Sport Huancayo in a duel corresponding to the date 9 of the opening tournament of the League 1 2023. Goals from Rodrigo Colombo and Ronal Huaccha buried the team’s hopes ‘Blue and white’ to be able to win his fifth consecutive victory. However, one of the strengths of the team has been Gabriel Costawho scored the goal of the partial draw and reached an important figure that put him in the history of the cast of La Victoria.
The San Carlos, Uruguay-born man was one of the standout men in the IPD defeat in Huancayo. When the owners opened the account through Colombo, the former Colo Colo football player appeared. Pablo Lavandeira started with an arrival in the rival area and, despite the fact that he started arguing a foul, the referee did not charge and let them play. This is how goalkeeper Ángel Zamudio, who had taken the ball, quickly played with Marcos Lliuya, although he trusted himself and Costa stole the ball from him. Almost without thinking, he turned to his left leg and unleashed a powerful shot that surprised the opposing goalkeeper and provisionally made it 1-1.
With this objective to ‘Red Killer’he ‘Gabi’ he arrived at 29 years in the workforce ‘Alliance’ and was placed among the club’s top foreign scorers. He has equaled Mauro Guevgeozián and Walter Ibáñez, he is one away from equaling Hernán Barcos (30) and he is 10 away from exceeding the mark recorded by Rosinaldo Lopes (38).
He ‘Pirate’ The ships arrived in 2021 for Lima Covenant and quickly made a name for himself in the locker room. From the start, he showed his hierarchy and his experience on the field of play, whether as a marker or an assist. In his first year he scored 10 goals and eight assists in 29 games, while in his second he scored 18 goals and assisted seven times in 41 games, being essential for the national championship twice. For this reason, he is one of the current squad players who made a quick impact on the team and was able to write his name in the club’s pages. ‘Victorian’.
In the case of Gabriel Costahis story in Lima Covenant He started writing it in 2014, when it came into the hands of service coach Guillermo Sanguinetti. During his first experience abroad and at the age of 24, he set foot on Peruvian soil to sign with the ‘intimates’. It only lasted two seasons, during which he scored 27 goals in 84 games.
Later, fate took him to Sporting Cristal, where he was from 2016 to 2018, this last season being the one in which he offered his best performance as a professional: he scored 26 goals and provided 19 assists in 45 duels. These numbers led him to Colo Colo of Chile, playing for four seasons (34 goals and 20 assists in 103 games).
In 2023, the winger’s return was finalized ‘plow’ to all ‘Blue and white’who made him an attractive economic proposal that ended up winning out over the one he received from ‘Cacique’ renew. Obviously, among his goals is being able to become a national champion (it would be the triple championship with Alianza Lima), which he only achieved with Sporting Cristal (2016 and 2018), in addition to trying to transcend in the Libertadores Cup.
For now, Gabriel Costa He has two goals in five games played with Lima Covenant in Liga 1 2023. Therefore, it would not be surprising if during the season he could continue to score and eventually overtake Hernán Barcos in second place in the foreign goalscoring table. Likewise, to be able to catch up with the Brazilian Rosinaldo Lopes, who stood out between 1990 and 1992.
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