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Friday, April 29, 2011

El Fantastico Falcao scores four for FC Porto

Falcao, remember the name because this young lad is something special. Falcao managed a four goal haul against Spanish club Villarreal, no mean feat may I add, helping his side to a 5-1 victory in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final.

It was a first half with plenty of chances on offer for both teams, but it was the visitors Villarreal who drew first blood with a delightful cross from Nilmar finding an unmarked Cani in the box to nod home. With that goal came the close of the first half at 1 nil to Villarreal. In the second half it was a completely different story with a fired up FC Porto squad coming out and levelling the scores within four minutes of play. Falcao made a brilliant run into the box that lured Villarreal 'keeper Diego Lopez off his line and drawing him into a contest for the ball which resulted in a highly questionable penalty for FC Porto. Lopez also getting a yellow card for his troubles, he made minimal contact with Falcao. However Falcao slotted home from the penalty spot making it 1 all. The next goal was a case of persistence as a lovely long ball was played to the flying Freddy Guarin who beat one defender with a cut back before releasing a powerful left shot only for it to strike the post, but it rebounded straight back to Guarin who obliged and headed home making it 2-1 for Porto. Six minutes later Brazilian winger Hulk (it is a nickname) turned provider delivering a sizzling low cross that got Lopez off his line and allowed Falcao to strike home and score his second of the night. Falcao then proceeded to score two fine headed goals, not bad for a striker only 5 foot 9 inches tall. In the 75th minute he scored a wonderfully worked set-piece where he steamed onto a lovely weighted ball and headed home making the score 4-1. He capped of his fabulous four goal effort in the final minutes of the match, where he was left unmarked to head home beautifully making it 5-1 on the night.

What a talent he is, the Colombian native joined FC Porto in 2009 from famous Argentine club River Plate. In his two years at the club so far he has amassed a whopping 69 goals from 82 appearances in all competitions. That is over a goal every two matches which is a brilliant return rate. He is the next big thing in world football you can be sure of that. Make sure you remember this lad because come the European summer he is going to be wanted by the big clubs. You heard it here first. Here are ten of his best goals so far as compiled by SuperAlexdu69

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