Internationally, Falcao's Still on Fire

Published on 31-Mar-2015 by srijan213

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Internationally, Falcao's Still on Fire

Radamel Falcao was among the scorers for Colombia in their 3-1 friendly drubbing of Kuwait.

When the new footballing season began, Manchester United seemed pre-emptive for bringing in Falcao for a season-long run. However, the Colombian has struggled for his club since then, but not for his country. The prolific striker has showcased his skills enough on the international stage to keep his critics at bay.

And yes, this was against Kuwait, but goals are goals.

World Cup darlings in Brazil, Colombia had this game in the bag even before the game even started.

Abel Aguilar was first on the board. Call him the pinball wizard:

While most volleys are power-driven, he opted for finesse.

Kuwait surprised the stadium by drawing level late in the first half:

Either it was a sloppy touch that fell perfectly for Kuwait or the dude is just that good. But how did that free kick ever get to ground level?

Colombia’s reply was emphatic. Edwin Cardona unleashed a howitzer that left the Kuwaiti 'keeper no alternative but to observe in awe:

It may be a case of lazy goal keeping, also.

Finally, it was time for the Colombian king, Radamel Falcao, to register his name as the all-time top scorer for Colombia.

Kuwait can at least be thankful that the goalie actually dove for once.

Still, that's a penalty that will never be saved. Maybe Falcao should have taken the spot against Liverpool, too, rather than Rooney.

Maybe the old him is back.

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