Salomon Rondon's season just gets better and better after Newcastle United heroics

Salomon Rondon has written himself into the history books.

Sunday, 9th June 2019, 8:15 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th June 2019, 10:17 pm
Salomon Rondon celebrates after scoring for Venezuela against the USA.

The West Bromwich Albion striker – who spent last season on loan at Newcastle United – is now Venezuela’s all-time leading goalscorer with 24 goals.

Rondon netted twice in his country’s 3-0 win over the USA in Cincinnati today.

And the 29-year-old – who scored 12 goals in all competitions for Newcastle – overtook Juan Arango, who had led the scoring charts with 23 goals.

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Speaking after scoring against Argentina in March, Rondon said: “It means a lot, because I’m the second scorer for the national team. I’m very proud for that.”

Meanwhile, United defender Fabian Schar played for Switzerland in their Nations League third place play-off game against England this afternoon.

The game ended goalless after 120 minutes, and Schar was on target in the penalty shootout, which was won 6-5 by Gareth Southgate’s side.