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Paraguay international Miguel Almiron has been in good form since pre-season started this summer. Almiron and his Newcastle United teammates are presently preparing for the new season which starts in the first week of next month. Paraguay national team attacking midfielder Almiron began pre-season this summer with a brace in the 5-1 win over Gateshead in a friendly game played behind closed doors on Saturday, July 9.Gateshead travelled the short distance to face the Magpies and they were handed a big defeat.

Matt Ritchie scored the opener at home to Gateshead just after the half-hour mark. His goal gave Newcastle United the lead at the half-time interval. Brazilian attacker Joelinton added a second goal for the hosts from the penalty spot three minutes into the second half before Paul Blackett halved the deficit around the midway point of the second half. Paraguay international Almironadded two goals in nine minutes to give Newcastle United a 4-1 lead. The first of his brace came on 80 minutes before he completed his double with a minute left on the clock. There was still time left on the clock for English midfielder Sean Longstaff to seal the result with his goal on the stroke of full-time.More Link

South American nation Paraguay are now without a win in three games on the international football scene after they played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with hosts South Korea last week Friday. The two teams shared a four-goal thriller at the end of their international friendly clash at the Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon. The Paraguayans came into the South Korea game on the back of a two-match winless run.

Paraguay raced into a two-goal lead against the South Koreans thanks to the brace from Newcastle United attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron. The former Atlanta United star scored a goal in each half to put his team in a fantastic position. The first of his two goals arrived midway into the first half and it gave Paraguay a slender advantage at the end of the first 45 minutes. Almiron completed his brace to edge his team 2-0 ahead four minutes after restart. The South Koreans fought back to avoid defeat from the position of trailing by two goals at the start of the second half.More Link