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Radamel Falcao scores insane goal of the season contender in 4-1 Monaco win

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Before Radamal Falcao made his way to the Premier League, he was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world.

Unfortunately, spells at Manchester United and Chelsea on loan from Monaco only yielded a combined five goals in 36 appearances and the deadly Colombian seemed a shadow of his former self.

Of course, he had suffered a bad knee injury during World Cup year in 2014 which caused Monaco to look at getting him off their expensive books, but since returning from England, the former Atletico Madrid man has done well to restore his reputation in France.

He scored 30 goals last season to lead the Principality to the Ligue 1 title in amongst a crop of blistering young talent.

However, the likes of Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko have all departed the club this summer and Monaco look very different to last season.

Still, the 31-year-old has picked up where he left off last season.

During the 4-1 destruction of Dijon - where Falcao scored a hat-trick - the former Porto hitman scored a goal of the highest quality that truly defied belief.

As you can see from the clip below, it's quite incredible how he got the right loop and pace on a curling effort from that distance!

Wonderkid Kylian Mbappe did not feature in the game with speculation on a move to Ligue 1 rivals Paris Saint-Germain reaching fever pitch and many believe that is the clearest sign yet that he will move on this summer.

PSG have already splashed €222 million on Barcelona's Neymar this summer and in order to even facilitate that deal, it's widely believed they need to sell players in order to comply with FIFA Financial Fair Play regulations.

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So the idea that they could then spend another €180 million on Mbappe is very hard to believe. And if they did, they would have to be prepared for an ineffective heavy fine or a points deduction.

Still, Monaco still have a talented side headed up by the now-veteran Falcao and Sunday was a very present display of exactly what he can do.

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