Athletic Bilbao striker, Aritz Aduriz scored a late goal to ensure that his club beat the defending champion Barcelona 1-0 on the opening day of the 2019/20 LaLiga Santander season. He came on in the 88th minute and scored with his first touch in the 89th minute.
The 38-year-old Spanish striker has announced that he will retire after this season, but he turned back to the clock to score an acrobatic goal past Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the dying embers of the match.
That spurred a reaction from some players on Twitter, who have called for Aduriz to rethink his decision. Notably from former Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and former Real Madrid star Roberto Soldado.
Here are the reactions from former players and fans on Aduriz wonderful strike against Barcelona:
Que golazo acaba de hacer Aduriz. No te retires por favor.
— Radamel Falcao (@FALCAO) August 16, 2019
“What a goal Aduriz has just scored,” wrote Radamel Falcao. “Please don’t retire.”
No te retires nunca Aduriz!! ??
— Roberto Soldado (@R9Soldado) August 16, 2019
“Never retire, Aduriz!” Roberto Soldado tweeted on his official page.
No te retires ¡POR FAVOR! ?? https://t.co/fFZ1y3Nm2z
— IBAI GÓMEZ (@ibaigomez) August 16, 2019
“Don’t retire, PLEASE!” noted Ibai Gomez tweeted.
That Aduriz' goal is such a classy finish.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) August 16, 2019
— SoccerMatrix ⚽ (@Soccer_Matrix) August 16, 2019
WONDER GOAL pic.twitter.com/VYyYPnapGH
— Lfcpassion_ (@LFCpassion_) August 16, 2019
Aduriz opens up this season's laliga goal bank with an electric against Barcelona ….Absolutely Nice and enough for Bilbao. pic.twitter.com/zACYFbeZyb
— Scofy256 (@scofy256) August 16, 2019
The whole Barca team is still shite without Messi. What a goal by the 38years old striker Aduriz. First touch, one goal. pic.twitter.com/S8rM6Fz4j3
— E L E M E N ⚓️?? (@nanaqwofy_) August 16, 2019
Brilliant Goal Aduriz???
He is 38 years old pic.twitter.com/TE0mp00xx8
— Abokorgunners (@gunnerforever78) August 16, 2019
Aduriz Amazing Bicycle kick goal Atlethic Bilbao vs Barcelona 1-0 Aduriz Gol pic.twitter.com/DGoMTADh16
— STREQM1 on youtube (@Zwode4) August 16, 2019
— Firas El Echi (@FirasElEchi10) August 16, 2019
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