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Monaco

Injured Falcao sidelined for Manchester City showdown

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco striker Radamel Falcao failed to recover from a hip injury in time to face Manchester City in the second leg of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 tie.

The Colombian scored twice in Monaco’s 5-3 first-leg defeat but was hurt at the weekend and left out of the squad by Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim for the return clash at the Stade Louis II.

Injured Falcao sidelined for Manchester City showdown

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco striker Radamel Falcao failed to recover from a hip injury in time to face Manchester City in the second leg of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 tie.

The Colombian scored twice in Monaco’s 5-3 first-leg defeat but was hurt at the weekend and left out of the squad by Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim for the return clash at the Stade Louis II.

Aguero stars as Manchester City sink Monaco in thriller

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero starred as Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in a breathless and dizzyingly end-to-end Champions League last 16 first-leg encounter at a rocking Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Raheem Sterling put City ahead, only for Kylian Mbappe to level and Radamel Falcao to score twice - the second goal a magnificent chip - as Leonardo Jardim’s side moved into a 3-2 lead.

Monaco must handle spotlight, says coach Leonardo Jardim

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim said his free-scoring side must cope with building pressure after opening up a three-point lead over their title rivals in the hunt for a first Ligue 1 crown since 2000.

Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco outclassed Nice 3-0 on Saturday to pull clear of their Cote d’Azur rivals at the top, with reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain also three points behind.

Monaco down Nice to go clear, PSG climb second

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Paris (AFP) Radamel Falcao scored a second-half brace as Monaco defeated Nice 3-0 on Saturday to carve open a three-point lead ahead of their Cote d'Azur rivals at the top of Ligue 1.

Valere Germain headed in the opening goal on 47 minutes at the Stade Louis II before Falcao turned in Monaco's second with an hour gone.

Monaco down Nice to go clear, PSG climb second

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Paris (AFP) Radamel Falcao scored a second-half brace as Monaco defeated Nice 3-0 on Saturday to carve open a three-point lead ahead of their Cote d'Azur rivals at the top of Ligue 1.

Valere Germain headed in the opening goal on 47 minutes at the Stade Louis II before Falcao turned in Monaco's second with an hour gone.

Monaco’s Falcao back in groove after English travails

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Monaco (AFP) Colombian striker Radamel Falcao says he is back in the groove after two misfit years with first Manchester United, then Chelsea in England.

Falcao, who made his name first with Porto then Atletico Madrid by scoring hatfuls of goals, was regarded as one of the world's top strikers when he headed to Old Trafford on loan three years ago.

Monaco’s Falcao back in groove after English travails

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Monaco (AFP) Colombian striker Radamel Falcao says he is back in the groove after two misfit years with first Manchester United, then Chelsea in England.

Falcao, who made his name first with Porto then Atletico Madrid by scoring hatfuls of goals, was regarded as one of the world's top strikers when he headed to Old Trafford on loan three years ago.

Monaco top, PSG stunned, keeper hit by firecrackers

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Paris (AFP) Colombian striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco thrashed Bastia 5-0 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

However, the day's action in France was scarred when the game between Metz and Lyon was abandoned after Portuguese goalkeeperAnthony Lopes was hit by a firecracker, prompting fears that the Lyon star may have lost his hearing.

Monaco top, PSG stunned, keeper hit by firecrackers

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Paris (AFP) Colombian striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco thrashed Bastia 5-0 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

However, the day's action in France was scarred when the game between Metz and Lyon was abandoned after Portuguese goalkeeperAnthony Lopes was hit by a firecracker, prompting fears that the Lyon star may have lost his hearing.

Monaco send Tottenham Hotspur crashing out of Champions League

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Monaco (AFP) Harry Kane scored his first Champions League goal but could not prevent Tottenham Hotspur from crashing out of the competition with a 2-1 defeat in Monaco on Tuesday.

Spurs needed at least a point to keep their hopes of reaching the last 16 alive and Kane brought them level with a penalty shortly after Djibril Sidibe had put Monaco in front at the Stade Louis II.

Monaco send Tottenham Hotspur crashing out of Champions League

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Monaco (AFP) Harry Kane scored his first Champions League goal but could not prevent Tottenham Hotspur from crashing out of the competition with a 2-1 defeat in Monaco on Tuesday.

Spurs needed at least a point to keep their hopes of reaching the last 16 alive and Kane brought them level with a penalty shortly after Djibril Sidibe had put Monaco in front at the Stade Louis II.

Monaco send Tottenham Hotsupr crashing out of Champions League

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Monaco (AFP) Harry Kane scored his first Champions League goal but could not prevent Tottenham Hotspur from crashing out of the competition with a 2-1 defeat in Monaco on Tuesday.

Spurs needed at least a point to keep their hopes of reaching the last 16 alive and Kane brought them level with a penalty shortly after Djibril Sidibe had put Monaco in front at the Stade Louis II.

Monaco send Tottenham Hotsupr crashing out of Champions League

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Monaco (AFP) Harry Kane scored his first Champions League goal but could not prevent Tottenham Hotspur from crashing out of the competition with a 2-1 defeat in Monaco on Tuesday.

Spurs needed at least a point to keep their hopes of reaching the last 16 alive and Kane brought them level with a penalty shortly after Djibril Sidibe had put Monaco in front at the Stade Louis II.

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.

No Balotelli, but Nice win in Ligue 1 again

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Paris (AFP) Nice may have been without Mario Balotelli but they ground out a 1-0 win at Nancy on Sunday to go back to the top of the Ligue 1 table.

With Balotelli, scorer of four goals in his first two appearances in French football, left behind on the Cote d'Azur due to an adductor problem, his fellow striker Alassane Plea scored the only goal of the game at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

No Balotelli, but Nice win in Ligue 1 again

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Paris (AFP) Nice may have been without Mario Balotelli but they ground out a 1-0 win at Nancy on Sunday to go back to the top of the Ligue 1 table.

With Balotelli, scorer of four goals in his first two appearances in French football, left behind on the Cote d'Azur due to an adductor problem, his fellow striker Alassane Plea scored the only goal of the game at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

Manchester United

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.

Time to pay Rashford more than £500 a week

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Marcus Rashford couldn't have hoped for a much better start to life in Manchester United's first team.

On his debut, he scored twice against FC Midtjylland to help secure United's place in the next round of the Europa League. Three days later, he scored twice as United beat Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford.

Forgotten Falcao blames LvG for being a flop

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Manchester United took a punt on Radamel Falcao, dishing out a ridiculous sum of money in the hope that the Colombian striker could rediscover the great form of time gone by.

He had played just three games for Monaco since sustaining cruciate ligament damage in January 2014, coming on as a second half substitute twice and was subbed off after 69 minutes in the game he started.

European Soccer

Tuesday Kickoff: Sanchez, Chinese Super League, Benteke and more

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An Arsenal star has admitted to tax fraud but hopes to avoid trial, while a Chinese Super League owner revealed prior pushes for some of the game's top strikers.

Alexis Sanchez has reportedly pleaded guilty todefrauding Spanish tax authorities of almost €1 million during his time with Barcelona.

Thursday Kickoff: Colombia, Newcastle, Copa Libertadores and more

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The Copa America Centenario is just around the corner, and Colombia left one intriguing name off its preliminary roster ahead of games against the U.S., Costa Rica and Paraguay.

Colombia revealed its preliminary roster for this summer's Copa America Centenario, and while James Rodriguez was among the star players included, Radamel Falcao was not named to the roster.

Chelsea

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's three-man shortlist as they look for a new striker this summer!

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According to many sources in the Press, Antonio Conte is looking for a big named Striker this summer to take on the Premier League challenge in his first as Chelsea Manager and three names are on his shortlist. What do you think are our chances on signing them?

The three names on the shortlist are Alvaro Morata, Romelu Lukaku and Gonzalo Higuain and I want to know what you the Chelsea fans reading this post think of our chances of signing any of them in the Summer window under Conte?

Radamel Falcao Left Out Of Colombia’s Copa America Squad

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The decline in the career of the former best striker in the world has taken another disappointing turn as Radamel Falcao has been left out of Colombia's Copa America squad.

The 30-year-old has been omitted from Jose Pekerman's provisional 40-man team to play in the centenary edition of the Copa America tournament, which begins on 3 June and runs until 26 June.

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney tops list of 10 richest young sportsmen in Britain

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Wayne Rooney is Britain's richest young sportsman with a fortune of £82 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2016 – the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland – to be published...

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PATO WRITTEN OFF - WHAT DID YOU THINK OF HIS DEBUT!

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The game changed in Chelsea's favour as soon as Alexandre Pato came on against Aston Villa and that's because without Diego Costa, he gives us a different option.

I've been banging on for weeks for Pato to be given a chance. Having a website created counting the number of days he hadn't played since his arrival, people declaring that he is passed it and a waste of time signing him, I generally feel vindicated after just a single performance!

Radamel Falcao says Man Utd instability was to blame for him flopping

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On-loan Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao says he failed in his time at Manchester United last season because of the instability at the club. The...

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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.

Corinthians Coach Reveals Alexandre Pato Is ‘Two Or Three Days’ Away From Joining Chelsea

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It would appear for all the world that Chelsea are on the cuspof tying up a £10million deal to sign Alexandre Pato from Corinthians.

ESPN Brazil reported on Thursdaythat Chelsea are "close to a positive outcome" and that the probability of the former (massively injured) Milan prodigymoving to Stamford Bridge before the end of the month is "good".

Is Radamel Falcao Heading To Columbus Crew?

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Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer and the Columbus Crew.

The former best striker on the planet is not the same player he was since he tore his anterior cruciate ligament nearly two years ago. after a failed loan at Manchester United, Falcao is on loan at Chelsea this season where he has started only one Premier League game all season.

Thursday Kickoff: Falcao suffers another setback; Chicharito wins award; and more

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Radamel Falcao's time in the Premier League has not been easy, and now the out-of-form striker is set for yet another spell on the sidelines.

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink revealed that Falcao is set to be out until at least February with yet another thigh injury. Hampered by injuries since November, Falcao has made just one league start and scored one goal for Chelsea while on loan from Monaco this season.

January Transfer Window Complete Guide: 31 Players who could be on the move around Europe

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While Christmas for most of us is on 25th December, football clubs mustwait another week or so to get their hands on any shiny new toys. The January Transfer Window opens on January 2nd 2016 in...

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France

Antoine Griezmann should be considered among the world’s best players

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Playing up front for Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid side cannot be easy. After all, in a team which is so focused on forging a cohesive shape, clearing danger quickly and frustrating opponents, attacking incision often seems as though it's a secondary concern. But over the years the Madrid side have had special attacking players who have added the gloss to this style of soccer.

Antoine Griezmann should be considered among the world’s best players

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Playing up front for Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid side cannot be easy. After all, in a team which is so focused on forging a cohesive shape, clearing danger quickly and frustrating opponents, attacking incision often seems as though it's a secondary concern. But over the years the Madrid side have had special attacking players who have added the gloss to this style of soccer.

Columbus Crew

Falcao links provide plenty of risk, reward for contending Crew

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As the MLS offseason hot stove continues to heat up, several of the league's teams will inevitably be linked to some of the game's biggest stars. The latest pairing? The reigning MLS Cup runners-up, the Columbus Crew, and Columbian striker Radamel Falcao.

Falcao is currently in the midst of his second straight season away from parent club Monaco, who have reportedly been eager to shed his wages for quite some time.

Major Link Soccer: Silly Season in full effect

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The English press have identified Osvaldo Alonso as a possible short term fix in the January transfer window.

Seattle

With seven picks in the 2016 SuperDraft, the Seattle Sounders are surely going to get younger. But will they do better than their 2015 haul?

We knew that Sounders academy alumni Jordan Schweitzer dropped out of the MLS Combine, but did you know that academy coach Junior Gonzalez will be part of the coaching staff at the combine?

The Rest

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!