Radamel Falcao produced another dismal performance for Colombia in their final match of the Copa America group stages against Peru on Sunday night.
The 29-year-old, who is expected to complete a season-long loan move to Chelsea in the coming weeks, also performed the worst dive of the tournament so far inside the opening five minutes.
Falcao was held off by Peru's Carlos Zambrano, who moved his left arm across the Colombian and must have been perplexed to see his opponent theatrically fall to the ground while holding his face. (To see the incident, scroll down to the YouTube video on this page).
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Think Rivaldo at the 2002 World Cup finals and you're not a million miles away; this was an awful attempt to con the referee.
Neither player was booked for the incident, which must have come as an almighty relief to Falcao, who doesn't usually resort to such gamesmanship.
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Pressure getting to Radamel Falcao
It's clear that the pressure is getting to Falcao, who has not looked the same world-class forward since that dreadful knee injury he suffered in January 2014.
The AS Monaco striker looks almost certain to join Chelsea, but surely Jose Mourinho must be having real concerns after watching his next signing in action at the Copa America in Chile.
Falcao has failed to score in any of his three appearances at the showpiece international tournament, where he was expected to rediscover his form and confidence ahead of his fortunate move to Stamford Bridge following a forgettable loan spell with the Red Devils.
The former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid superstar scored a hugely disappointing four goals in 29 appearances last season, prompting Louis van Gaal to dismiss the idea of keeping him at Old Trafford for a second campaign.
Mourinho is being too optimistic with Falcao
Mourinho, perhaps overly optimistically, feels he can help Falcao rediscover his best form in west London.
But on the evidence of his performances for Colombia and Manchester United over the past year, the Portuguese coach has his work cut out.
Chelsea fans are understandably concerned about the prospect of an over-the-hill superstar rocking up at Stamford Bridge this summer and failing to cut the mustard when it matters.
Members of the Blues' faithful have reacted to Falcao's performance against Peru by urging their club not to sign the Colombian, whose best days appear to be well behind him.
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