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Radamel Falcao trolled on Twitter after Hugo Lloris saves penalty

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Radamel Falcao squandered a glorious opportunity to give Monaco the lead against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.

The French outfit were awarded a spot-kick after Eric Dier fouled Fabinho inside the penalty area.

Dier breathed a sigh of relief when Hugo Lloris saved Falcao’s spot-kick, the Frenchman diving low to his right to deny the Colombian.

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Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in need of three points as they look to reach the knockout stages of Europe’s competition.

They can overtake second-placed Bayer Leverkusen with a win, although defeat will leave them staring the Europa League straight in the face.

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The score is 0-0 as of writing, with Lloris the early hero.

Check out his save below.

Twitter reacts

Check out the reaction on Twitter. As impressive as Lloris’ save was, fans couldn’t help themselves from trolling Falcao.

Failed stint in England

Fans of Manchester United and Chelsea will remember Falcao’s stint in England not too fondly. One of the deadliest strikers in the world at Atletico Madrid, there’s only one word to describe his years in the Premier League: disastrous.

However, Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim believes Falcao was doomed to fail as soon as he made the decision to leave France.

Falcao sustained a serious injury in 2014 and he’s been a shadow of the player ever since.

“The problem with Falcao is not only his knee injury, it is also the fact that he left to play two seasons in Manchester and Chelsea,” Jardim said, via the Daily Mail.

“He tried to keep playing at a high level when normally when you have an injury like this, you stay in your club to try to come back faster.

“When a player is injured, normally they do not change club. It's not easy to recover and play along. Players are not machines.”

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AS Monaco
Manchester United
UEFA Champions League
Tottenham Hotspur
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Hugo Lloris

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