Versus / Lucas Barrios officially announced his retirement from football

International Soccer 10 Sep 10:15

Versus / Lucas Barrios officially announced his retirement from football

10 Sep 10:15

At the age of 37 and with almost two decades of professional career, the Paraguayan nationalized Argentine forward, Lucas Barrios, put an end to his successful sports career.

With a heartfelt message on his official Instagram account, the “Panther” said goodbye to the king of sports. “The moment arrived that one never imagined, to say goodbye to professional soccer, it was 20 years of giving the maximum in each place that I was, things can go well or badly but always giving everything,” said part of Barrios’ letter.

The now ex-soccer player started professionally in Argentinos Juniors, but he exploded in at Colo Colo in Chile, which served him to be transferred to Borussia Dortmund in Germany where his best version was seen.

His arrival in the National Team was for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, for being children of Paraguayans. “Thank my dear Albirroja for giving me the opportunity to represent with my colleagues for almost 8 years” she added.

In his farewell post, Barrios used photographs with the National Team shirt, its titles such as Libertadores with Grêmio, the Bundesliga with Dortmund, plus other postcards with great world football figures, Lionel Messi, the legend Diego Maradona and Jurgen Klopp.

With the Albirroja shirt, Barrios played from 2010 to 2017, played a total of 36 games and scored 10 goals. He was a World Cup player in 2010 and America’s runner-up in 2011.


Argentinos Juniors (Argentina), Tigre (Argentina), Temuco (Chile), Tiro Federal (Argentina), Cobreloa (Chile), Atlas (Mexico), Colo Colo (Chile), Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Guangzhou (China), Spartak Moscow (Russia), Montpellier (France), Palmeiras (Brazil), Grêmio (Brazil), Huracán (Argentina), Gimnasia (Argentina), Defense and Justice (Argentina), Board of Trustees (Argentina).


Closing Tournament (Chile) with Colo Colo

2 Bundesligas with Borussia Dortmund

1 German Cup with Borussia Dortmund

1 Chinese Super League with Guangzhou

1 Cup of China with Guangzhou

1 Brazilian Cup with Palmeiras

1 Brazilian with Palmeiras

1 Copa Libertadores with Grêmio.


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In this way, the group from the city of Juan Manuel Frutos again slows down in the Intermediate, remaining with 49 points, 6 units from the promotion positions. The one celebrating this tie is San Lorenzo, who can displace Pastoreo from third place if he manages to win on this date against Santaní.


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Date 10 of the Closing tournament brings several attractive games, one of them is the one that will be played in “Los Jardines del Kelito” between Tacuary (14 points) and Guaraní (8 points).

Without a doubt, the one who is more than in need of the three points is the aurinegro, who has not won since date 2 and his losing streak seems endless. The atmosphere is not the best in Guaraní with coach Fernando Jubero, who found a bit of a break in the week after the victory in the Copa Paraguay.

But the great mission is to recover in the Clausura, because of the squad they have and their position in the championship.

In the same way, it will not be easy for Guaraní since Tacuary is in a good moment despite the defeat against Nacional last date. Iván Almeida’s team is fulfilling the main objective, which is permanence, but it also seeks to enter an international competition through the cumulative.

Brave game in the “Gardens”, between two teams that will seek to recover on this date.

game details

Stadium: Kelito Gardens

Hour: 19:15

Referee: David Ojeda.

Attendees: Jose Mercado and Hugo Martinez

Fourth referee: Derlis Benitez

VAR: Ulysses Mereles.