To say NUFC star Miguel Almiron had an up and down Sunday night would be an understatement.
The 25-year-old produced an impressive assist and pulled off what some are expecting to be the ‘pass of the tournament’, however he left the pitch in tears at the full-time whistle, with Paraguay throwing away a 2-0 lead and coming away with just a point against Qatar in their opening game of the Copa America.
Here’s his brilliant piece of play to set up Oscar Cardozo’s last night (a goal that was later ruled out by VAR!), followed by his stunning pass in the first half:
His ‘assist’ for Cardozo (see first video) didn’t stand, but he did then bag a slightly more simple assist in the build up to Derlis Gonzalez’s long-range stunner which made it 2-0.
He was at the heart of everything for Paraguay but the game ended in tears for Almiron, however.
The winger left the field in teats at the full-time whistle, with Roberto Rojas revealing that it was not due to an injury, but because he was so disappointed to see his country come away with a draw after leading 2-0.
A night of mixed emotions for the Newcastle man, but it was great to see him in such brilliant form, with him not only creating and causing havoc in the attacking third, but never shirking his defensive responsibilities either: