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Radamel Falcao’s strike rate this season is absolutely unbelievable

The Monaco forward has been devastatingly clinical

Radamel Falcao is on fire.

El Tigre has shown that he is the world class striker we all thought he was when he came to the Premier League a couple of years back.

With 13 goals from his last 14 shots on target, the Colombian simply cannot miss at the moment.

Radamel Falcao has scored in nine consecutive matches

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Radamel Falcao has scored in nine consecutive matches

The Monaco striker tucked home a penalty against Caen today to score in his ninth consecutive game.

And Monaco will be very pleased, seeing as they are unable to call on the services on Kylian Mbappe anymore.

Falcao’s lethal strike rate has pushed him to the top of the scoring charts for Europe’s top five leagues.

 

 

He is being closely followed by Lazio’s Ciro Immobile —  the Italian has 11 goals from his first eight games.

Lionel Messi is joint-second with 11 goals too and he will provide stiff competition for this year’s European Golden Shoe.

The Colombian has been a quality goalscorer everywhere he’s been… except England.

At his most dangerous leading Atletico Madrid, Falcao scored 24 and 28 goals in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons respectively.

Radamel Falcao played for Atletico Madrid from 2011-2013

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Radamel Falcao played for Atletico Madrid from 2011-2013

But two fallow seasons on loan from Monaco at Man United and Chelsea saw his reputation as a dangerous front man diminished.

It looks like he is going to be hard to knock off top-spot in the scoring charts with his current conversion rate.

Despite all of Falcao’s efforts, Monaco are already lagging six points behind PSG in Ligue 1.

Falcao has scored five more goals than Cavani

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Falcao has scored five more goals than Cavani

Which just goes to show the scale of the task it is to compete with PSG’s attacking trident of Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani

We are just glad that the big man has rediscovered the form that made us all fall in love with him in the first place.

And yes, we know it’s Ligue 1, but 13 goals in 14 games is impressive by anyone’s standards.


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