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Miguel Almiron inspires sensational Paraguay comeback with first ever international goal

1 year ago

Miguel Almiron has rounded off Newcastle United player involvement in internationals for this September schedule.

The NUFC star and his Paraguay teammates facing Jordan on Tuesday.

Almiron was left on the bench and watched on as Jordan scored twice in the final minutes of the first half.

Oscar Romero pulled a goal back on 61 minutes and was then replaced on 68 minutes by Miguel Almiron, the score Jordan 2 Paraguay 1 at the time.

Only six minutes later though and a special moment for the Newcastle attacking player. His first ever international goal and also his first in any kind of football since November, hopefully giving him a boost in confidence ahead of his return to Tyneside.

That equaliser sparked a remarkable turn around, with only a minute later Rojas putting Paraguay ahead for the first time, then in the last minute, Alejandro Romero completed the scoring for a 4-2 victory.

This was only Paraguay’s second win in 23 months, the previous 13 internationals bringing eight defeats, four draws and a single win over Guatemala.

Newcastle United players on international duty:

Wednesday 4 September

Liberia 3 Sierra Leone 1 – World Cup Qualifier First round First leg(Mo Sangare was a second half sub and scored the vital second goal, a penalty, to put Liberia 2-1 up in the 81st minute)

Thursday 5 September

Japan 2 Paraguay 0 – Friendly (Miguel Almiron played the full 90 minutes)

Faroes 0 Sweden 4 – Euro Qualifier (Emil Krafth came on at half-time))

Republic of Ireland 1 Switzerland 1 – Euro Qualifier (Fabian Schar scored a class 74th minute goal to put his side in the lead)

Friday 6 September

Slovakia 0 Croatia 4 – Euro Qualifier (Martin Dubravka played the full 90 minutes))

Sunday 8 September

Sweden 1 Norway 1 – Euro Qualifier (Emil Krafth an unused sub as Sweden draw at home)

Switzerland 4 Gibraltar 0 – Euro Qualifier (Fabian Schar plays full 90 minutes and gets an assist after his excellent cross is convertedĀ  to make it 2-0)

Sierra Leone 1 Liberia 0 – World Cup Qualifier First Round Second leg (Mo SangareĀ  came on at 1-0 down on 57 minutes and Liberia leading 3-2 on aggregate in the two legged play-off, helping his team see out the game with no more goals, Liberia qualify for the group stages now, which kick off in March 2020)

Monday 9 September

Hungary 1 Slovakia 2 Euro Qualifier (Martin Dubravka plays full 90 minutes and great display in vital win)

Tuesday 10 September

Jordan 2 Paraguay 4 – Friendly (Miguel Almiron scores first ever international goal after coming off the bench, Paraguay winning despite trailing 2-0 at half-time)


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