Falcao scores double as Monaco hit six
RADAMEL FALCAO continued his return to prominence yesterday 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.
Guido Carrillo added two late goals either side of a Fabinho penalty as the principality club moved clear in second place in Ligue 1, three points behind leaders and local rivals Nice.
The win also underlined Monaco’s status as the most prolific side in Europe’s big five leagues – they are averaging three goals a game after 12 matches and have scored at least six goals on three occasions since the start of October.
“We are doing better this year, providing a spectacle,” said coach Leonardo Jardim.
“We are also pleased to have the best attack in Europe ahead of Barcelona with Messi, Suarez and Neymar.”
Falcao is one of 13 different players to have scored for Monaco in the league this season.
On Friday Marseille were beaten 3-1 at Montpellier, leaving new coach Rudi Garcia still without a win after three games in charge. – AFP