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West Ham fans delighted with Balbuena once again

West Ham United continued their preparations for the 2018-19 campaign with a clash against Mainz 05 on Tuesday night.

The Hammers played out a 1-1 draw with the German outfit, before recording a 7-6 win in the resulting penalty shootout to win the Betway Cup.

Fabian Balbuena was once again involved for his new club, and the former Corinthians defender made a big impression on the West Ham fans.

The 26-year-old’s debut against Aston Villa earlier this month brought widespread praise from the West Ham supporters, and that was again the case on Tuesday night.

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The 6ft 2in Paraguay international was largely an unknown quantity when he arrived at the London Stadium earlier this month.

But it seems that the West Ham fans are now certain that he will be in the XI for the club’s Premier League opener against Liverpool on August 12.

A selection of the Twitter reaction to Balbuena’s latest performance can be seen below:

Article title: West Ham fans delighted with Balbuena once again

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