Falcao nets winner again for Atletico Madrid; La Liga wrap

MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Radamel Falcao is the most targeted striker across Europe and the Atletico Madrid frontman showed why he is by netting another important goal for the Spanish side on Sunday.

Looking for a win to keep the pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona, which picked up a victory on Saturday, Falcao fired home the winner for Atletico in the 90th minute of the game to seal all three points for the visitors at Anoeta.

The goal was Falcao’s nine of the season in the Primera Division, the same as Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Falcao has been linked with a move away from Atletico with Barclays Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester City leading the race.

Spanish champions Real Madrid have also been linked with the Columbian forward.

Atletico will certainly want to keep a hold of Falcao as his goal helped them to move to 22 points, the same as Barcelona, which carved out a thrilling 5-4 result over Deportivo La Coruña away from home and playing with 10-man on Saturday. Striker Lionel Messi leading from the front with a hat-trick.

On Saturday, Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain scored on the other side of 45-minutes for Real Madrid to beat Celta 2-0. Malaga edged 10-man Valladolid 2-1, while Spanish international Roberto Soldado scored from the penalty spot in Valencia’s 3-2 victory over 10-man Athletic.

About Reporting by WALTER-HOYOS

Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

View all posts by Reporting by WALTER-HOYOS →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.