Former Manchester United and Chelsea player Radamel Falcao, who was a flop for both clubs, scored in his game back for Monaco.
The player who was renowned for his goal scoring abilities few years back became the laughing stock in the English Premier League as he failed to bang in the goals as expected. The poor confidence got to him and he performed more woefully.
Falcao scored 201 goals in 302 games when he played for Monaco, Atletico Madrid, Porto and River Plate. He left Stamford Bridge after his poor second spell in England and he return to the French Riviera where he’s scored on his first game.
The team played a friendly against Swiss side Lugano. The game ended 5-3 in favour of Monaco. He registered a goal when he made a good turn before sending teh ball to the bottom corner. He also got an assist in the first half, making fans wonder if he was back for good, after he struggled to get just one goal in the last campaign.
The very poor performance made Chelsea opt out from renewing his contract ahead of the coming season. The reason why Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho signed him in the first place was questioned. He was performing poorly and the pressure was getting to him. Mourinho thought his fortunes would change if he left Old Trafford but the gamble failed woefully. It was Last week the club announced on their website that they would not offer new deals to Falcao, fellow struggling forward Alexander Pato and goal keeper Marco Amelia.
Falcao missed most of the season’s games as he was out injured with a thigh injury. Pato joined from Corinthians but couldn’t make his mark. Amelia never got to feature for the first team despite joining in October last year on a free transfer.