Monday, December 10th, 2012
“It was an unforgettable evening, I did not expect many goals mark but our team play must be emphasised. It’s nice to be the only player to ever score five goals and I’m very excited to be involved in the club’s history.” – Radamel Falcao.
If Atletico Madrid’s Colombian striker was one of the hottest prospects in world football before Sunday night, how much has his value risen since smashing five goals past Deportivo La Coruna in a 6-0 rout?
As many have mentioned, neither serial goal scorers Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more than four goals in one game in La Liga before.
And perhaps the most incredible aspect of Radamel Falcao’s 5-goal haul was that the Colombian scored with just five shots in the match. Clinical doesn’t even do it justice.