Newcastle United internationals update after Salomon Rondon and Elias Sorensen Monday matches
The Newcastle United internationals are drawing to a close.
Tuesday sees potentially up to five NUFC players getting a game (details below) before heading back to Tyneside.
The Arsenal game moved to Monday for TV, means no issues regarding selection being affected by players arriving back late from international duty.
Good news on Monday night for Rafa Benitez, as after starring and scoring in the 3-1 win over Argentina, Salomon Rondon was given a shift off against a Catalonia side.
Venezuela lost 2-1 with goals from Krkic and Puado for the home side, whilst after making that brilliant pass for Rondon’s goal against Argentina, Rosales turned goalscorer this time for the consolation.
The Venezuelan manager making seven second-half substitutions but the NUFC striker remaining on the bench.
Elsewhere on Monday, a friendly in Marbella saw Denmark Under 20s lose 1-0 to Romania.
Elias Sorensen travelled for the friendly but appears to have sat this one out as well.
Not a lot of media coverage of this one but whilst two Sorensens were listed as being involved, neither of them appears to be ours. Jacob Sorensen of Esbjerg looks to have started the game, with then Asger Sorensen of Regensburg appearing as a sub in this defeat.
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 – Georgia 0 Switzerland 2
Fabian Schar was knocked unconscious in the first half but got back up and created the two goals.
Saturday 23 March – Ghana 1 Kenya 0
In his first start for 6 weeks, Christian Atsu was man of the match as he helped Ghana finish top of their African Cup of Nations qualifying group.
Sunday 24 March Wales 1 Slovakia 0
Paul Dummett was an unused substitute whilst Martin Dubravka played the full 90 minute, the Newcastle keeper could do nothing about the fifth minute winner
Sunday 24 March – DR Congo 1 Liberia 0
NUFC Under 23s midfielder Mo Sangare made his international debut as a 73rd minute sub. However, defeat means Liberia lose out to DR Congo for second qualifying spot at African Cup of Nations finals this summer.
Monday 25 March – Catalonia 2 Venezuela 1
After starring and scoring in the 3-1 win over Argentina, Salomon Rondon was given a shift off. Venezuela making seven second-half substitutions but the NUFC striker remaining on the bench.
Monday 25 March – Denmark U20s 0 Romania U20s 1 (Neutral venue – Marbella, Spain) –
Elias Sorensen appears to have sat this one out. Not a lot of media coverage of this one but whilst two Sorensens were listed as being involved, neither of them appears to be ours. Jacob Sorensen of Esbjerg looks to have started the game, with then Asger Sorensen of Regensburg appearing as a sub in this defeat.
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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