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Monaco win comfortably in Falcao absence

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco shrugged off the absence of leading scorer Radamel Falcao as they eased to a 2-0 victory away at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Keita Balde and Thomas Lemar scored second-half goals for the defending champions, who close back to within four points of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Monaco win comfortably in Falcao absence

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco shrugged off the absence of leading scorer Radamel Falcao as they eased to a 2-0 victory away at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Keita Balde and Thomas Lemar scored second-half goals for the defending champions, who close back to within four points of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Falcao makes 8 million-euro payment to Spanish taxman

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Madrid (AFP) – Monaco’s Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, suspected of tax evasion in Spain, has paid 8.2 million euros ($9.3 million) to Spanish tax authorities, judicial sources told AFP on Thursday.

Falcao is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.6 million euros of income earned from image rights between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Atletico Madrid.

Falcao extends Monaco deal

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco’s Colombian international Radamel Falcao has extended his contract with the newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions until 2020, the club announced on Thursday.

The 31-year-old club skipper - who scored 30 goals this season with six decisive passes in all competitions - said he was “happy to continue the adventure with Monaco”.

Falcao, Coentrao in Spanish tax evasion lawsuits

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Madrid (AFP) – Spanish prosecutors said Tuesday they had filed lawsuits against Colombian striker Radamel Falcao and Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao for allegedly hiding millions of euros in income from the tax office.

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Falcao, Coentrao in Spanish tax evasion lawsuits

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Madrid (AFP) – Spanish prosecutors said Tuesday they had filed lawsuits against Colombian striker Radamel Falcao and Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao for allegedly hiding millions of euros in income from the tax office.

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Falcao fires Monaco to brink of French title

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Paris (AFP) – Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco strode to within a point of the Ligue 1 title after Sunday’s 4-0 home win over Lille left them on the verge of dethroning Paris Saint-Germain.

The Colombian striker netted either side of a Bernardo Silva goal before Junior Alonso bundled into his own net as Monaco reeled off a 10th straight Ligue 1 victory, although PSG’s 5-0 rout of Saint-Etienne prevented Leonardo Jardim’s side from officially securing the title.

Monaco hopeful on Falcao future

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has expressed hope that captain Radamel Falcao will stay at the club for next season and beyond after relaunching his career in spectacular style in the principality.

“Of course everyone wants the best players to stay in Monaco and Falcao is a great player,” Jardim told reporters at the Stade Louis II ahead of Monaco’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Juventus on Wednesday.

From has-been to Monaco hero, Falcao savours career revival

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Monaco (AFP) – Dismissed as a crocked has-been after a disastrous spell in England, Radamel Falcao will savour the Champions League anthem more than most before Monaco and Juventus face off in Wednesday’s semi-final first leg.

The Colombian striker will captain the principality club against the Italians - whose own star striker Gonzalo Higuain was once his colleague at River Plate - at the Stade Louis II as they attempt to take another step towards a possible Ligue 1 and Champions League double.

From has-been to Monaco hero, Falcao savours career revival

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Monaco (AFP) – Dismissed as a crocked has-been after a disastrous spell in England, Radamel Falcao will savour the Champions League anthem more than most before Monaco and Juventus face off in Wednesday’s semi-final first leg.

The Colombian striker will captain the principality club against the Italians - whose own star striker Gonzalo Higuain was once his colleague at River Plate - at the Stade Louis II as they attempt to take another step towards a possible Ligue 1 and Champions League double.

Falcao allows Monaco to grind out precious victory

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Paris (AFP) – Radamel Falcao came off the bench to turn the game in Monaco’s favour as the Ligue 1 leaders recovered from a goal down to beat Dijon 2-1 on Saturday.

Cedric Varrault’s goal had struggling Dijon in front at the Stade Louis II but Nabil Dirar poked in following a Falcao free-kick to equalise on 69 minutes and the Colombian netted from another dead ball to secure the points.

Falcao allows Monaco to grind out precious victory

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Paris (AFP) – Radamel Falcao came off the bench to turn the game in Monaco’s favour as the Ligue 1 leaders recovered from a goal down to beat Dijon 2-1 on Saturday.

Cedric Varrault’s goal had struggling Dijon in front at the Stade Louis II but Nabil Dirar poked in following a Falcao free-kick to equalise on 69 minutes and the Colombian netted from another dead ball to secure the points.

Falcao penalty miss leaves Monaco with plenty of regrets

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A penalty miss by Radamel Falcao left Monaco with plenty of Champions League regrets after they let a 2-1 lead at Manchester City turn into a devastating 5-3 defeat, according to coach Leonardo Jardim.

Some of the Ligue 1 leaders said they had gifted the game to City and despite his two goals, Falcao’s stuttering runup before his penalty miss was singled out as the turning point.

Falcao penalty miss leaves Monaco with plenty of regrets

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A penalty miss by Radamel Falcao left Monaco with plenty of Champions League regrets after they let a 2-1 lead at Manchester City turn into a devastating 5-3 defeat, according to coach Leonardo Jardim.

Some of the Ligue 1 leaders said they had gifted the game to City and despite his two goals, Falcao’s stuttering runup before his penalty miss was singled out as the turning point.

Falcao fires 60-goal Monaco top in Marseille mauling

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Paris (AFP) Monaco climbed top of Ligue 1 after thrashing Marseille 4-1 away on Sunday as the free-scoring southerners took their goal haul to 60 from just 20 league games.

The result puts Monaco top on goal difference as Nice, who slugged out a 0-0 draw with bottom side Metz earlier in the day, also have 45 points.

Falcao scores double as Monaco hit six

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Paris (AFP) Radamel Falcao continued his return to prominence on Saturday with a brace as Monaco kept up their superb form by thumping Nancy 6-0 at the Stade Louis II.

Falcao's goals, the second of which came from the penalty spot, were followed by a Kylian Mbappe strike moments after his second-half introduction.

Falcao scores double as Monaco hit six

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Paris (AFP) Radamel Falcao continued his return to prominence on Saturday with a brace as Monaco kept up their superb form by thumping Nancy 6-0 at the Stade Louis II.

Falcao's goals, the second of which came from the penalty spot, were followed by a Kylian Mbappe strike moments after his second-half introduction.

Falcao to spend night in hospital after head clash

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Nice (France) (AFP) Colombia international forward Radamel Falcao will spend the night in hospital after suffering a knock to the head in a Ligue 1 match on Wednesday.

The Monaco striker was caught in a sandwich between goalkeeper Yoann Cardinale and defender Paul Baysse just before half-time in the 4-0 defeat at Nice.

Falcao to spend night in hospital after head clash

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Nice (France) (AFP) Colombia international forward Radamel Falcao will spend the night in hospital after suffering a knock to the head in a Ligue 1 match on Wednesday.

The Monaco striker was caught in a sandwich between goalkeeper Yoann Cardinale and defender Paul Baysse just before half-time in the 4-0 defeat at Nice.

Falcao header fires Monaco top

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Paris (AFP) A towering Radamel Falcao header helped send Monaco top in France on Saturday as a 3-0 home win over Rennes saw them leapfrog Paris Saint Germain.

The win means Leonardo Jardim's Monaco have 13 points from five games ahead of PSG on ten, while Nice can join Monaco at the top with a win at Montpellier Sunday.

Falcao header fires Monaco top

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Paris (AFP) A towering Radamel Falcao header helped send Monaco top in France on Saturday as a 3-0 home win over Rennes saw them leapfrog Paris Saint Germain.

The win means Leonardo Jardim's Monaco have 13 points from five games ahead of PSG on ten, while Nice can join Monaco at the top with a win at Montpellier Sunday.

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Falcao – once a red, always a red

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Radamel Falcao returned to Manchester this evening after his disappointing season on loan at Manchester United in 2014-15.

His Monaco side took on Manchester City at the Etihad and he scored the equalising goal for the French team before they scored a second away goal.

"I want to thank Manchester United and all its fans of every word and gesture of support they gave me in every match," he said when he loan ended.

Falcao boosts Monaco in bid to catch Ligue 1 leaders Nice

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Paris (AFP) With one of the most prolific strike-rates in Europe and Radamel Falcao back fit and on form, Monaco are looking to close the gap on local rivals Nice at the top of Ligue 1.

The principality side are second in the table, six points adrift of their Cote d'Azur neighbours before hosting struggling Nancy at the Stade Louis II on Saturday.

Falcao boosts Monaco in bid to catch Ligue 1 leaders Nice

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Paris (AFP) With one of the most prolific strike-rates in Europe and Radamel Falcao back fit and on form, Monaco are looking to close the gap on local rivals Nice at the top of Ligue 1.

The principality side are second in the table, six points adrift of their Cote d'Azur neighbours before hosting struggling Nancy at the Stade Louis II on Saturday.

Chelsea Dud Radamel Falcao Cost £1.46m Per Shot On Target And £57k Per Touch Of The Ball

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Not that it came as much of a surprise, but Chelsea confirmed on Friday that they would not be pursuingthe option to sign Radamel Falcao after the Colombian striker's loan at Stamford Bridge expired.

Falcao spent the whole of last season with the Blues but his impact was limited to 12 appearances (10 in the Premier League), amassing a paltry228 minutes on the pitch and scoring just one goal in that time.

Chelsea striker to leave this summer a rich man with a "broken" reputation - Roma are calling!

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Radamel Falcao is a striker that many of us admired from afar for a few years. Chelsea fans will hate to admit it but he absolutely destroyed us in the UEFA Super Cup Final scoring FOUR goals. He came to this country and an horrific knee injury looking to rebuild his career but leaves two years later with his reputation in tatters but £22 million richer!

Chelsea striker states that he needs to play a full season but I am certain that will not be here.

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Ask any football fan to give their opinion on Radamel Falcao over the last two seasons and they would state "disappointing". The player has stated that he needs to play a full season to get back to his best but do you agree?

As with Manchester United last season, things haven't worked out for Falcao at Chelsea either.

Chelsea striker to leave the club with a view to regaining fitness?

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Radamel Falcao has been one big disappointment and that's something I honestly never thought I would say. Having struggled with injuries and not featuring for Chelsea since October, reports have surfaced that Chelsea are preparing for the immediate future without him. The same report also states that the player could leave Chelsea before the end of the transfer window and head back to Monaco with a view to regaining fitness and playing first team football again.

IN FROM THE COLD FOR CHELSEA - RADAMEL FALCAO!!

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According to reports in the press, Guus Hiddink took it upon himself to make the journey into Cobham on Sunday to speak with Radamel Falcao whilst everyone else had the day off and it seems as if he is to be brought back into favour.

Now I know that people will have a divided opinion on Falcao but I cannot help but feel that he has not been given anywhere near enough sustained first team action in England since he arrived last season.

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Thursday Kickoff: Ozil, Bravo, Falcao and more

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One of the Premier League's biggest stars will base his future around his current manager, while one of the world's best goalkeepers took the blame following Tuesday's mistake.

Mesut Ozil is reportedly looking for assurance that Arsene Wegner will remain with Arsenal before signing a new deal with the club.

Tuesday Kickoff: Marseille, Barcelona, Falcao and more

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An American owner is set to finalize his investmentin one of France's giants, while Barcelona's stars have reportedly rejoined training.

American investor Frank McCourt, who the Los Angeles Dodgers, is closing in on a €45 million purchase of Ligue 1 side Marseille as a deal could be finalized as soon as Oct.

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Chelsea - What a waste of time that was!!

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It's the 1st July and the summer transfer window is open and player contracts have expired. With that Chelsea have announced that Marco Amelia, Alexandre Pato and Radamel Falcao have all left the club - What a waste of every ones time that was!

As we all know Amelia was brought in as cover in Goal with Thibaut Courtois injured and out for a few months, so he provided backup to Azmir Begovic and never featured.

Falcao will stay in the Premier League - Turns down Multiple Offers from Chinese Clubs

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Radamel Falcao was considered one of the best strikers in the world before moving to the Premier League. In his stint with Manchester United, Falcao underperformed, scoring four goals in 26 appearances. Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho brought him back to the Premiership on a loan but he only scored one goal in 9 appearances.

REPORT: Falcao loan deal to be cancelled - What are your thoughts?

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According to various reports, the Chelsea board are preparing to take drastic measures in January to bolster Chelsea's squad and the Falcao loan is to be cancelled.

Now, I want to know the Chelsea's fans opinions on this because I personally feel that he hasn't really been given much of a chance so far has he?

Do you believe Chelsea's title defence is defined by Diego Costa's fitness?

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Harry Redknapp believes that the fitness of Diego Costa this season is key to Chelsea's title defence and I just wondered how many of you believe that this IS the case?

Of course we have to consider Loic "Offside ten times" Remy and Radamel Falcao but for me Costa is key because he embodies everything we are about.

Falcao - "No pressure to score goals" - Really? Chelsea fans will beg to differ!

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Radamel Falcao has been speaking to the media ahead of the new season about his move to Chelsea and has stated that he is under no pressure to score goals! How do you feel about that?

Let's look at what he said first of all here before we make any judgements. He said:

"I feel very well, free and with a lot of confidence.

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Brazilian Flair: 62-Year-Old Sport Recife Coach Falcao Brings Down Wayward Ball With Ridiculously Athletic First Touch (Video)

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He may be 62 going on 63, but former Brazil international Falcao showed he still boastsa bloody impressive range of movement during a recentCampeonato Pernambucano encounter.

Watching his Sport Recife side in action against Nautico at the weekend, Falcao suddenly found himself directly underneath a misplacedlong ball that was pinged out of play.

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Man United’s Fallen Angel.

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He came, He saw, but He didn't conquer. Hopes were high last summer when it was announced that Louis van Gaal had secured the services of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a record fee of...

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Forget Arsenal it is Chelsea that has a striker crisis

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There has been a lot of debate among Arsenal fans and talk in the football media about the striker situation at Arsenal. But for some reason the same can not be said of our big Premier League rivals Chelsea, despite them looking seriously short on fire power. We still do not know if Arsene Wenger [..