Renato Ibarra once again played an official match with América this Sunday, August 22, in a match corresponding to day 6 of the Grita México 2021 tournament of Liga MX. The Ecuadorian midfielder had not played for the Eagles since the return final against Monterrey at the end of December 2019.
The South American footballer entered at minute 73, replacing Henry Martín. The right-wing midfielder played the last two seasons with Atlas de Guadalajara and his future was not clear for this semester. Ibarra entered into Club América plans after the injury of Argentine Leonardo Suárez. It was registered with the number 30.
During the last weeks, despite not being contemplated to play the Grita Mexico 2021 with America, he worked with the first team. Renato returned with his right foot: the fans shouted for his entry to the field and scored the second and final goal of the azulcrema team against the border team.
During the week, several communicators criticized the fact that the Coapa team gave him a second chance after participating in acts of family violence. In March 2020, the Ecuadorian soccer player physically assaulted his pregnant wife.
Renato Ibarra, 30, came to America in mid-2016 from the Vitesse of the Dutch first division. In his career as a player for the azulcrema club, he has played 147 games, has scored 16 goals and has given 33 goal passes.
In his last year, on loan to the Atlas Foxes, the midfielder scored four goals in 29 games.