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Falcao focused on Monaco

11 August 2014 07:11

In-demand Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is determined to rediscover his best form after making his Ligue 1 return on Sunday.

Falcao appeared in his first competitive match since suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage in a Coupe de France tie in January as 10-man Monaco lost 2-1 to Lorient.

The Colombia international, who missed the World Cup, marked his return with a goal, coming off the bench on the hour-mark and converting a penalty 12 minutes from time.

Falcao has been linked with a move away from Stade Louis II for most of the year but the 28-year-old is solely focused on getting back to his best, which saw him score nine league goals in 17 appearances before injuring his knee.

"I am better, it is improving. I felt good on the ground," Falcao said post-game.

"I'm focused on this season, to become popular. I want to recover well and help the team achieve.

"I only think back to my best and nothing else."

While it was a successful night for Falcao on a personal level, the same could not be said about Monaco, who opened their 2014-15 league campaign with defeat.

Falcao had cancelled out Vincent Aboubakar's ninth-minute penalty, only for Lorient to steal all three points with a breakaway goal from Valentin Lavigne.

"This result makes us very sad," said Falcao.

"Lorient has worked well, is well positioned and made the difference in attack.

"It was a very strange game, especially after our equaliser."

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1 - 2

Competition
Ligue 1
Date
10 August 2014
Game week
1
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Stade Louis II. (Monaco)
Attendance
13960

Goals

0 - 1
9' V. Aboubakar (PG)
R. Falcao (PG) 78'  
1 - 1
1 - 2
87' V. Lavigne
 (assist by R. Abdullah)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
18
9 78'
23
2
21
28
40
# Player Bookings
18
17
31 87'
22
4
16
6

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Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 26 +31 54
2 26 +23 52
3 26 +21 50
4 25 +7 43
5 26 +8 42
6 26 +0 41
7 25 +9 39
8 26 -8 35
9 26 -2 34
10 26 +0 33
11 26 -6 33
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13 26 -8 32
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19 26 -13 22
20 26 -17 22

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