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Falcao has just equalled Colombia's all-time record with 3 goals from his last 2 games

The Manchester United striker was all smiles again as he scored in Colombia’s 3-1 win over Kuwait.

Falcao with team-mates Franco Pedro, Daniel Bocanegra and Abel Aguilar.
Falcao with team-mates Franco Pedro, Daniel Bocanegra and Abel Aguilar.

RADAMEL FALCAO WAS on the scoresheet again as Colombia saw off a plucky Kuwait side 3-1 in Abu Dhabi.

The striker scored twice as Colombia hammered Bahrain 6-0 last Thursday and he continued a productive international break with a  penalty in the 73rd minute.

There was more than an air of contention about the spot-kick, with the former Atletico Madrid man seemingly fouled by Musaed Al Enazi outside of the penalty area.

Falcao has endured a frustrating season on loan at Manchester United from Monaco, but his third goal in two games means he has equalled Arnoldo Iguaran’s record of 24 goals for Colombia.

Abel Aguilar’s sensational volley put Colombia ahead, only for Al Enazi to bundle home an equaliser on the stroke of half-time.

Abdullah Al Buraiki struck the post for Kuwait shortly after the restart, but Colombia – ranked 122 places above their opponents in the FIFA world rankings – moved back ahead thanks to Edwin Cardona’s strike from distance in the 68th minute, before Falcao’s spot-kick wrapped up the win.


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