Newcastle’s Miguel Almiron scores first goal in 10 months – Watch it here
Miguel Almiron had never scored for his country.
The 25 year old making 23 appearances for Paraguay without finding the net.
It is also exactly 10 months today since Miguel Almiron scored a goal for anybody, the 11 Novemeber 2018 saw him score in a 3-1 victory for Atlanta United over New York City.
Pressure building at Newcastle United where the attacking left-footed player is still to get a goal or an assist.
So an ideal time on Tuesday to get on the scoresheet.
Paraguay trailing 2-1 to Jordan and the Miguel Almiron off the bench on 68 minutes.
Six minutes later and Paraguay were level.
Almiron has been told he needs to get in the box more to help give Newcastle more of a goal threat and here he is arriving at the far post to head home a deep cross like a centre-forward.
Hopefully a massive weight off his shoulders and back with Newcastle it will help him play with a bit more freedom and release the goals.
Rojas scored within a minute of Almiron’s goal to make it a complete turn around from 2-0 down to 3-2 up, with then a last minute goal confirming a 4-2 away win for Paraguay
You can watch all the goals below (Almiron’s is at 2.21) and to be fair, with Paraguay’s first three goals coming from headers, Jordan maybe aren’t the best at defending crosses.
As you can see, the goalkeeper catches Miguel Almiron as he scores and leaves the Newcastle player limping but he did see out the final 16 minutes of the game, so hopefully no lasting harm done.
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 converted to make it 2-0)
Sierra Leone 1 Liberia 0 – World Cup Qualifier First Round Second leg (Mo Sangare 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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