Radamel Falcao attempts overhead kick for Chelsea against Barcelona

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Chelsea’s new number nine Radamel Falcao attempted an audacious overhead kick against Barcelona in the International Champions Cup on Tuesday night - but sadly for the Colombia international he got it badly wrong.

Falcao saw his name in lights and went for the spectacular, but the ball flew into Row Z after it connected with his shin, rather than his boot.

But at least Falcao showed the confidence and bravery to attempt the difficult shot in the first place. You can watch it - and the rest of his individual match highlights - by scrolling down this page to the YouTube video.


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Falcao did, however, register his first goal for his new club - albeit from the penalty spot in the shoot-out.

The 29-year-old stepped up and slotted the ball past Barcelona substitute goalkeeper Jordi Masip, as Chelsea recorded a 4-2 penalty shoot-out victory over the European champions following an entertaining opening 90 minutes, which ended 2-2.

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Falcao's individual highlights

To watch the attempted overhead kick, skip to 37 seconds...

And here's proof that Falcao is capable of scoring spectacular goals...

Falcao replaced Eden Hazard, who scored a stunning goal in the first half, with 20 minutes left to play but failed to make an impact during his time on the pitch.

This was the South American’s second appearance for Chelsea following his cameo against Paris Saint-Germain last weekend.

Falcao could start against Arsenal

Jose Mourinho has taken a gamble on the Colombia, who flopped at Manchester United last season, and could hand him his first start against Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley this Sunday.

Chelsea’s first-choice centre-forward Diego Costa is a doubt for this weekend’s match after limping off in the second half against Barcelona with a suspected hamstring injury and so Falcao could get the nod.

Mourinho optimistic over Falcao

Mourinho reiterated his belief that Falcao can rediscover his best form at Stamford Bridge during an interview with journalists on Tuesday.

"When he went to Man United I have to say I was a bit scared," Mourinho told ESPN, according to Goal. "Because he's a predator in the box and a guy who does score goals all the time.

"He did that in every club in every league, so I was convinced he was going to do that in our league, in England."

Mourinho can get one over Van Gaal

A pitiful four goals in 26 Premier League appearances with Manchester United suggests Falcao is a striker in decline - but Mourinho will be desperate for his new striker to prove otherwise.

If he can get a striker firing that his old colleague Louis van Gaal couldn’t, this would no doubt satisfy the egotistical Chelsea boss.

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