He’s only gone and done it! Miguel Almiron has scored a goal!
The drought is finally over. Much has been made about the Paraguayan’s inability to find the back of the net since his move to Newcastle, but he put that to bed on Tuesday night.
Paraguay took on Jordan in a friendly, and Almiron scored his nation’s second in a 4-2 win. Considering his pace and trickery, you never would’ve expected to see the £21 million man getting in between the centre-backs and scoring a header. But that’s exactly what he did.
He seemed to hurt himself in the process, but is reportedly alright.
As well as ending his goal drought, Almiron also opened his account in Paraguay colours. Surprisingly, that was his first goal for his country.
All he needs to do now is open his account in black and white. He’s came mighty close, but the pressure has really started to rise on the former Atlanta United talisman. The 25-year-old scored 22 goals in his two MLS seasons, leading his side to the MLS Cup last year.
Before last night, his previous goal came way back on November 11th 2018 against New York City FC in the MLS Cup Playoffs. His 304 day goal drought is over.
This will be a massive confidence boost for Miggy. He’s looked a bit lost in recent weeks, but hopefully will be back to his best when he returns to the North East.
Next up for the Magpies is Liverpool at Anfield, which would be a great place for Almiron to score his first Newcastle goal.