Lots of Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media after the club shared that Miguel Almiron had scored the winning goal for Paraguay against Bulgaria on Thursday.
Almiron had missed Paraguay’s last international fixture against Slovakia after being sent off away to Serbia in October, when the 25-year-old was issued a second yellow card for simulation.
He returned to Eduardo Berizzo’s squad on Thursday as Paraguay travelled to Bulgaria for an international friendly, and would score the only goal of the tie 23 minutes after the break to hand La Albirroja their first win since before this summer’s Copa America.
Almiron received possession just inside the Bulgaria penalty area after Richard Sanchez worked the ball across the box, from where the Toon midfielder looked up, realised he had time, and unleashed a curling effort into the near corner of Georgi Georgiev’s net.
It was also Almiron’s first goal of 2019, having last found the back of the net before his £21million transfer from MLS franchise Atlanta United.
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Almiron had scored 13 times and assisted 13 goals for Atlanta in 2018 before moving to Tyneside, where he is yet to score or assist in any competition.
He has attempted a combined 40 shots and played 20 key passes in Black and White over his Premier League outings this calendar year, directing 13 of his shots on target – five of which have come this term.
Here are some of the replies shared when the club posted Almiron’s goal on Twitter…
now play him on the Left
— Lucas. (@Official553) November 14, 2019
That’s what I like to hear. Hopefully it gives him that confidence boost he needs in front of goal
— Mark Fugler (@mark_fugler) November 14, 2019
There is a god ????
— Toonfan2002 (@toonfan2002) November 14, 2019
Lets hope he brings,some of that luck back to Newcastle And let’s hope the goal has boosted his confidence to score for us.
— callum lewis (@callum592) November 14, 2019
This will have given him the world of confidence!!!
— beth (@bethmann99) November 14, 2019
If only your manager could use him properly so he could score for you.
— Brandon Moore (@Brandon_Moore1) November 14, 2019
Tell steve to analyze the paraguay match
— Kirifuda ✪ (@fitznaw) November 15, 2019
Wish he was scoring for us! Can’t fault his attitude and work rate! 10/10 for that! Just needs to start chipping in with goals
— SEAN-ENG (@seanenglish19) November 14, 2019
Well it’s good he knows what the opposition goal looks like. That is a start
— David Ljunggren (@soccerLjungg) November 14, 2019