Radamel Falcao scores brace for Monaco in the Champions League

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Radamel Falcao will unfortunately go down as one of the biggest flops in Premier League history after his two seasons in English football.

The striker was unable to transfer his impeccable form from Atletico Madrid at both Manchester United and Chelsea but he has reminded everyone exactly what he can do with a stunning performance on Wednesday night.

Now back at Monaco, Falcao wore the captain's armband as his side took on CSKA Moscow in the Champions League and he certainly led by example.

A first half brace was a throwback to when the Colombian was in his prime with two classy finishes to all but secure the three points for the Ligue 1 team.

His opening goal was actually Monaco's second after Valere Germain had broken the deadlock with little over ten minutes on the clock.

But just before the half-hour mark, Falcao found the back of the net for the first time in the Champions League since 2010 by connecting with a cross from close range at the back post.

His second was even better, however, as the 30-year-old produced a neat swivel inside the box before striking with his left foot to finish off a fine break from the French side.

You can watch both of the goals below, as Falcao extended his rather impressive record in continental competitions to 41 goals from 46 matches.

Despite such a remarkable statistic, many fans of the Premier League will still forever associate the striker with his troubled spell in England.

But earlier in the day, Falcao insisted he doesn't regret moving across the channel.

"I had the opportunity to play in the Premier League, and I did it. I have kept the positive things of that experience," he said, as per ESPN.

"I developed as a player but also as a man. Now I'm back at Monaco. I try to enjoy it as much as possible, to string games together to get back to my best."

His comments weren't enough to deter supporters on Twitter from the standard trolling most players would receive for making a mistake. Here are some of the best tweets:

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