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Edinson Cavani & Falcao: Who will rule Ligue 1?

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A new light has shone on Ligue 1 with the emergence of two superstars in the form of Edinson Cavani at Paris Saint-Germain and Radamel Falcao at AS Monaco. 

Both strikers have been in exceptional goal-scoring form in recent seasons as they attracted the interests of top Premier League Clubs which includes Chelsea and Manchester City.

However, money bags PSG splashed out £55 million on Napoli's Cavani after Monaco's sensational £52 million capture of Ramadel Falcao. 

But what impacts will these two create considering the fact that they walked in from Italy and Spain respectively.

Falcao, 27, netted more than 70 goals in over 90 games for Atletico Madrid. Though of average height, Falcao can beat almost any player in the air with his massive leap from the ground. 

He single-handedly bullied Chelsea in the UEFA European Super Cup final in 2012 with a hat-trick. He also functioned as a play-maker in their Copa Dey Rel final victory against Real Madrid. 

It is also recorded that Falcao has scored a goal every 113 minutes since arriving in Spain two seasons ago. Stats taken from Eurosport.

On the other hand, Cavani, 26, has averaged a goal every 114 minutes in his three seasons at Napoli while tallying a total of 104 goals. He is believed to be more contributing to a team since he is willing to sacrifice himself for any tactical changes and has good work-rate both going forward and defending. 

The talisman gained massive recognition across Europe with his excellent performances in 2011/12 Champions League campaign where he scored against both Manchester City and Chelsea. 

The Monaco striker is considered an accurate shooter and a leading-the-line forward as he plays more passes, looks to dribble and competes in the air. He is used to playing in a 4-5-1 formation as a lone striker. 

Meanwhile the PSG forward is said to be a marginally less accurate shooter but has a major strength is his off-the-ball movement. Having played in a 3-4-3 formation, Cavani is not just a striker but also brilliant player.

Focusing on what they will add to their new teams, reports say that Cavani would add a lot to PSG as he is a great fighter, a great runner and a collective guy. And playing in front of a midfielder like Pastore, he's sure to deliver the best at PSG. 

But with Falcao, one is sure to see more than 25 goals each season and being surrounded by good creators such as Rodriguez and Moutinho at Monaco, Falcao will play to his best pretty quickly.

Surely spectators cannot wait to see both strikers play for their new Ligue 1 clubs.

 

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