AS Monaco host Fenerbahçe next week

Radamel Falcao Photo: Puma AG
Radamel Falcao Photo: Puma AG

In another sign that he may be returning to form, as well as to his home club, Radamel Falcao scored on his first competitive appearance since shipping back to Monaco but was unable to prevent a 2-1 defeat at Fenerbahçe in the first leg of their Champions League third qualifying round tie.

Falcao has returned to the Ligue 1 side with two years remaining on his contract after unsuccessful loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea.

The 30-year-old started in attack as Monaco took on Fenerbahçe at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Turkey, capitalising on a defensive error to mark his return with a close-range goal.

Falcao’s first-half strike had cancelled out Emmanuel Emenike’s opener, but the former West Ham attacker ensured the Turkish team held the upper hand ahead of the return match with a phenomenal second on 63 minutes, according to Falcao’s away goal could yet play a crucial role when the tie comes to its conclusion at Stade Louis II on August 3.  SOURCE: