Radamel Falcao at Rayo Vallecano, blast from the past in sensational return to La Liga action

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After a long absent period of eight years Radamel Falcao is back in action in the Spanish top flight, signing on for Rayo Vallecaono on the day of the transfer deadline. He has since leaving Atletico Madrid in 2013 been playing for Monaco and Galatasaray before his newly surprising move back to Madrid.

The start to the season has been fantastic as his club now is standing 5th in the table with 19 points and really surprising everyone with a great progression and form, and in the middle of the action Falcao with four goals in six games. His goalscoring ability has of course also been seen in the past and the stats never lie.

Moving to Europe from River Plate in 2009 did see a sensational start as he fired home 41 goals in 51 league games with FC Porto before making his move to Atletico Madrid. At Atletico he continued to score as a habit hitting 52 in 68 league games before making his next step in football, surprisingly joining Monaco in France.

During his time with Monaco he also had loan spells at other clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea and did get his chance to shine in Premier League, but he was not really seen as a frist team certainty and became more of a cover for other players and not really getting settled at either Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge.

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His tally of goals in the interational scene is also impressive, scoring 35 in 97 games for Colombia. He is a natural goalscorer something he has shown during his first five league games with Rayo Vallecano, scoring goals in games against Cadiz, Getafe, Barcelona and Bilbao

At the age of 35 he is among those players still doing fantastically in front of goal, counting Jamie Vardy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud all doing well reaching their mid 30’s and above.

If this is just a coincidence or a sign for players getting better with age or something telling a story of a decline in the game or players not able to get to such a level at the moment, we do not know, but we believe theire is a place for every one but at the moment we also have the younger generation with Erling Braut Haaland at Borussia Dortmund showing that as a grand example.

Rayo has not been much of a title chaser in earlier years, but at the moment they are flying high with Falcao as a leading star. This looks sensational and promising and of course with such a player in the team you are also calling for more.

Falcao could be the factor that could send Rayo on a run towards an European spot, which would of course be fantastic for the club that has lived in the shadows of Atletico and Real in the Spanish capitol.

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The goal of Falcao against Barcelona is seen as the major factor of the recent sacking for Ronald Koeman as head coach of this famous club and of course a very special victory for Rayo and it also ment that Radamel Falcao became the first player of his age to score four goals or more in his opening six games of the La Liga season.

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We will certainly be following the progress for both Rayo and Falcao as they set their goals going forward, but all in all it might just be a great feeling and just enjoy the moments as we will clearly get more of this with such a great goalscorer in place, as the past has shown that having Falcao in the team could give sensational results.


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