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Falcao goes within 1 goal of Colombia scoring record

Falcao goes within 1 goal of Colombia scoring record by netting penalty in 3-1 win vs Kuwait

From left to right, Colombia's Falcao Garcia, Franco Pedro, Daniel Bocanegra and Abel Aguilar celebrate after they score against Kuwait players during...
Colombia's Falcao Garcia, left, fights for the ball with Kuwait's Fahad Al Hajri  during a friendly match in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, ...

Mideast Emirates Colombia Kuwait Soccer

From left to right, Colombia's Falcao Garcia, Franco Pedro, Daniel Bocanegra and Abel Aguilar celebrate after they score against Kuwait players during...

Mideast Emirates Colombia Kuwait Soccer

Colombia's Falcao Garcia, left, fights for the ball with Kuwait's Fahad Al Hajri during a friendly match in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, ...

Radamel Falcao went within one goal of Colombia's scoring record by netting a penalty on Monday to complete a 3-1 victory over Kuwait in a friendly.

Despite Falcao's struggles for Manchester United this season, the striker has netted three in two games for his country during the international break.

The Colombia captain scored from the penalty spot in the 74th minute, taking his international tally to 24 -- one short of retired striker Arnoldo Iguaran's national record.

Abel Aguilar volleyed in Colombia's opener from the edge of the penalty area in the 22nd, but Musaed Alenezi leveled on the stroke of halftime for Kuwait.

Edwin Cardona restored Colombia's lead in the 68th with a long-range striker before Falcao made sure of the victory. Falcao also scored twice in a 6-0 rout of Bahrain in a friendly last week, but he hasn't found the net for United in two months.


Updated : 2021-09-18 06:21 GMT+08:00