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Rondon helps Venezuela to impressive draw

7 September 2016

Galloway an unused substitute for England's Under-21 side

SALOMON Rondon played 90 minutes and set up a goal as Venezuela drew 2-2 with Argentina in a World Cup qualifier in Merida last night.


Rondon was a handful throughout and saw his side go ahead in the first half when Juan Pablo Anor fired home from the edge of the area.


The Albion striker then helped ‘La Vinotinto’ double their lead in the 53rd minute, showing great strength and awareness in the penalty area to pick out Josef Martinez who slotted past Sergio Romero.


But a cool finish from Lucas Pratto and a late strike from Nicolas Otamendi rescued a point for Argentina and prevented one of the shocks of the campaign.


Venezuela remain rooted to the bottom of the South American qualification table with two points from eight matches.


Brendan Galloway, meanwhile, was an unused substitute for England's Under-21 side as they eased past Norway 6-1 in a European qualifier. 


Gareth Southgate’s team need just one more win to secure automatic qualification thanks to a Marcus Rashford hat-trick and goals from Nathaniel Chalobah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Lewis Baker.


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