Must watch Salomon Rondon goal for Venezuela v Argentina – Newcastle United cult hero commentates
Salomon Rondon is in brilliant form.
The striker has scored nine goals in his last nineteen appearances for Newcastle United as he has led them to the brink of Premier League safety.
On Friday night though, it was Venezuela who he was doing a star turn for.
The 29 year old forward scoring a stunning goal (watch below) for Venezuela after only six minutes, latching on to an equally good long ball by Rosales. The Newcastle number nine bringing it down with one touch before firing home.
It is a must watch goal which you can watch in the highlights below as Rondon and his teammates go on to beat Argentina 3-1.
Another reason for watching is some classic commentary from Newcastle United cult hero Ray ‘Rocky’ Hudson.
Older fans will remember him as one of those very skilful players who for whatever reason didn’t quite make it, the Geordie midfielder making 25 appearances for NUFC in the 70s before heading off to play in America for the rest of his career, before managing there as well.
His cult status has been assured after establishing himself as a very popular commentator on football for US audiences.
Fortunately he was covering last night’s match, Hudson’s commentary a fitting match for Rondon’s goal…
“Magisterial from Rosales.
“And the man who plays his football at Newcastle United, St James Park, rifles it home.
“Big Salomon Rondon.
“I told you this was a game for Argentina to beware.”
Some great stuff from Messi in the highlights but for Salomon Rondon’s goal go direct to 0.40, whilst well worth seeing Venezuela’s second goal scored by Murillo (6.30).
Whilst the Newcastle forward went close to scoring again (5.08) just before the break, when his header crept past the post and he should probably have scored.
Newcastle United internationals:
Wednesday 20 March Wales 1 Trinidad and Tobago 0
Paul Dummett made his third start for Wales, playing the opening 61 minutes in this friendly win.
Thursday 21 March – Slovakia 2 Hungary 0
Martin Dubravka kept a clean sheet as Slovakia won their European Championship qualifier
Thursday 21 March – USA 1 Ecuador 0
DeAndre Yedlin came on as a sub for the last 22 minutes but played as a winger in the friendly win.
Thursday 21 March – England U21s 1 Poland U21s 1
Freddie Woodman was an unused substitute as England U21s got a draw in this friendly.
Friday 22 March – Venezuela 3 Argentina 1 (Neutral venue – Madrid, Spain) –
Salomon Rondon scores after only six minutes as Venezuela stun Lionel Messi and Argentina.
Friday 22 March – Paraguay 0 Peru 1 (Neutral venue – New Jersey, USA)
Miguel Almiron plays full 90 minutes as Paraguay lose friendly to Peru.
Saturday 23 March – Ghana v Kenya – Christian Atsu
Saturday 23 March – Georgia v Switzerland – Fabian Schar
Sunday 24 March Wales v Slovakia – Paul Dummett and Martin Dubravka
Sunday 24 March – DR Congo v Liberia – Mo Sangare
Monday 25 March – Catalonia v Venezuela (Neutral venue – Girona, Spain)– Salomon Rondon
Monday 25 March – Denmark U20s v Romania U20s (Neutral venue – Marbella, Spain) – Elias Sorensen
Tuesday 26 March – Paraguay v Mexico (Neutral venue – Santa Clara, USA) Miguel Almiron
Tuesday 26 March – Ivory Coast v Liberia – Mo Sangare
Tueday 26 March – Switzerland v Denmark – Fabian Schar
Tuesday 26 March – USA v Chile – DeAndre Yedlin
Tuesday 26 March – England U21s v Germany U21s – Freddie Woodman
Ciaran Clark (Republic of Ireland) and Yoshinori Muto (Japan) were both left out this time by their respective countries.
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