Paraguay Abroad: Goals across the world from Serie A to Chilean Primera

This week our list of players keeping the Paraguayan end up abroad contributed to ten wins and scored six goals, the honour roll is Edgar Barreto, Digno Gonzalez, Robin Ramirez, Nestors Bareiro and Ortigoza and Hugo Lusardi (worth checking out his goal below).




Antolin Alcaraz (Wigan Athletic) – No game this weekend.


Oscar Cardozo (Benfica) – played full 90 mins in 1-0 defeat, their first of the season!

Javier Cohene (Paços de Ferreira) – Not in match squad

Lorenzo Melgarejo (Paços de Ferreira) – played full 90 mins in 1-0 defeat

Juan Manuel Iturbe (Porto) – Not in match squad


Edgar Barreto (Palermo) – SCORED his first goal for the club in 5-1 rout of Lazio

Marcelo Estigarribia (Juventus) – Not in match squad


Roque Santa Cruz (Real Betis) – subbed on after 69 mins in 2-0 victory, Betis have now won three on the bounce

Hernan Perez (Villarreal) – subbed on after 82 mins in 4-0 loss

Paulo Da Silva (Real Zaragoza) – played full 90 mins in 2-0 defeat


Lucas Barrios (Borussia Dortmund) – started for the first time in a while, subbed off after 77 mins in 1-0 victory


Cristian Riveros (Kayserispor) – played full 90 mins in 3-3 draw, the side are 4 games without a win now


Celso Ortiz (AZ) – Unused sub

Roberto ‘Gatito’ Fernandez (Utrecht) – played full 90 mins and kept a cleansheet in 3-0 win


Aldo Adorno (APOEL) – Unused sub, on his way back from injury



Jorge Achucarro (Banfield) – Unused sub

Eduardo Ledesma (Lanús) – played full 90 mins in 1-0 victory

Victor Aquino (Newell’s) – Unused sub

Nestor Bareiro (Olimpo) – SCORED in last minute in 4-1 win

Marcos Cáceres (Racing) – played full 90 mins in 1-0 defeat

Federico Santander (Racing) – unused sub

Nestor Ortigoza (San Lorenzo) – SCORED from the penalty spot in 1-1 draw


Fredy Bareiro (Estudiantes Tecos) – not in match squad

Aureliano Torres (Toluca) – subbed off after 67 mins in 3-1 win, the club are now up to 4th spot

Dario Verón (PUMAS) – played full 90 mins in 1-1 draw

Osvaldo Martinez (Atlante) – played full 90 mins in 2-1 defeat


José David Portillo (Antofagasta)  – subbed off after 46 mins  in 1-0 loss

Fabian Benitez (Audax Italiano) – subbed off after 55 mins in 4-2 defeat

Miguel Angel Cuellar (Cobresal) – played full 90 mins in 1-1 draw

Hugo Lusardi (Cobreloa) – SCORED a stunning left-foot volley in 4-2 win

Pedro Vera (Cobreloa) – played full 90 mins in 4-2 win

Derlis Barrios (Cobreloa) – Not in match squad

Cristian Bogado (Dep. Iquique) – subbed on in 71st min in 2-0 win

Cristian Limenza (Dep. Iquique) – CLEANSHEET in 2-0 win, their first in 6 games

Milton Benitez (Huachipato) – subbed on after 85 mins in 4-2 loss

Roberto ‘Bufalo’ Ovelar (Uni. Catolica) – played full 90 mins in 1-0 win

Cristian Britez (Uni. Concepción) – played full 90 mins in 1-1 draw

Arnaldo Gimenez (Unión La Calera) – Unused sub


Digno Gonzalez (Atletico Huila) – SCORED on his debut in the Copa Colombia in midweek, was subbed on after 80 mins in 1-0 league loss at weekend

Digno celebrates his first goal Photo: Digno Gonzalez facebook

Robin Ramirez (Dep. Tolima) – SCORED opening goal in 1-1 draw

Antony Silva (Dep. Tolima) – played full 90 mins in 1-1 draw

Edison Gimenez (La Equidad) – Not in match squad

German Centurion (Santa Fe) – played full 90 mins in 1-1 draw

Jorge Nuñez (Once Caldas) – subbed off after 75 mins in 1-0 defeat

Marcos Lazaga (Patriotas) – subbed off in 91st minute in 1-1 draw


Mingo Martinez (Macará)

Fernando Gimenez (Emelec)

Miguel Paniagua (Dtvo. Cuenca)

Enrique Vera (Liga de Quito)

Librado Azcona (Independiente)

Edgar Balbuena (Independiente)

Richard Estigarribia (Independiente)


Mario Villasantti (Inti Gas) – caught up in player’s strike

Mario meets Paraguay Football in Peru before the player's strike


Luis Ovelar (Dptvo. Petare) – Not in match squad

By Ralph Hannah


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