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Salomon Rondon strikes twice for Venezuela before heading back to Newcastle United – Watch here

3 years ago

A nice end to the international break for Salomon Rondon and DeAndre Yedlin.

They were the last two Newcastle players to turn out for their countries before heading back to Tyneside ahead of the Arsenal game on Saturday.

The USA kicked off at 1.30am UK time in Nashville, both they and Mexico making numerous changes.

However, Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin was jubilant afterwards despite only coming off the bench in the 84th minute, the USA side beating big rivals Mexico for the first time in three and a half years time.

Midway through the second half the game was settled inside a couple of minutes, Zaldivar sent off for Mexico and then the USA going up the other end for Tyler Adams to score the winner with his first ever international goal.

Then finally, it was the turn of Salomon Rondon, over in Panama City at 2am UK time, Venezuela took on Panama.

Some ‘interesting’ goalkeeping (see below)  somehow kept the scores level, until the Newcastle forward got a morale boosting double.

Rondon struck in the 67th and 93rd minute with two well taken goals but doubtful whether he will be gifted such easy chances as these against Arsenal.


Elsewhere, Ki Sung-yueng played the full match as South Korea drew 0-0 at home to Chile, that match kicking off on Tuesday at 12 noon UK time.

Then Tuesday night saw Ciaran Clark sit out a 1-1 draw between Poland and the Republic of Ireland.

Meanwhile Fabian Schar had a decent game in a tedious match against England, a Rashford goal on 54 minutes giving the home side the victory.

Newcastle’s Swiss international defender went down clutching his groin at one point but ended up playing the full match, so apparently no injury worries there. Former Newcastle defender Kevin Mbabu was an unused sub on the night.


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