21
Jul

Monaco’s Dimitar Berbatov scores wonder volley in pre-season

For most players, the pre-season is a time to shake off the rust from the summer break, and to ease back into the everyday grind that is professional soccer. It’s not uncommon for our favorite stars to require a few weeks before they show their full fitness and ability again.

Dimitar Berbatov is not most players.

No, “The Continental” already looks to be in mid-season form with French side AS Monaco, scoring this breathtaking, acrobatic volley in a test against Colombian side Atletico Junior on Sunday:

Who needs James Rodriguez when you have Berba, right?

Image provide by Reuters.

17
May

Falcao returns to training, but is unlikely to be fully fit for World Cup

Five months after tearing his left ACL in a French Cup match, Monaco forward Radamel Falcao is back in training.

However, his chances at fully recovering in time for the World Cup appear to be slim. In fact, French newspaper L’Equipe has already reported that the Colombian striker will miss this summer’s spectacle, despite Jose Pekerman including him in his provisional squad.

With a little under a month to go, we’re not ready to rule him out entirely just yet. But Falcao still has a tall mountain to climb.

(H/T Soccerly)

10
Apr

Colombian kid bursts into tears upon meeting idol Radamel Falcao

Warning, you might want to get your Kleenex handy before watching. This video will surely make your heart melt.

Adding reason No. 1,234 why we love Radamel Falcao to the list.

Falcao, who tore his anterior crucial ligament back in January, is currently in Madrid rehabbing his left knee and remains hopeful of returning for Colombia before this summer’s World Cup. Yet, Falcao’s hectic schedule didn’t stop him from helping make a young fan’s dream come true.

Thanks to the Revel Foundation, Michael Steven, a 13-year-old aspiring footballer from Bogota, Colombia, met with the Colombian superstar in an emotional meeting that made the Monaco ace himself come to tears.

Michael, who admits to having over 130 photos and newspaper clippings of Falcao in his bedroom wall, cried uncontrollably upon setting eyes on “El Tigre” and refused to let go of his soccer idol with his mighty grip. Emotions run deep later in the clip when Michael touches Falcao’s knees (2:32), wishing for the striker’s speedy recovery to help Colombia’s World Cup hopes.

Pause. Reach. Grab. Tissue.

H/T: fundacionrevel.net

26
Feb

Monaco in frame to raid Spurs for Lloris

Hugo Lloris’ future at Tottenham remains in doubt, according to today’s UK newspapers. The France keeper is a summer target for Monaco, who will likely be able to offer Lloris Champions League next season. we’ve also got the latest on Schalke winger Julian Draxler, Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel and Porto center-back Eliaquim Mangala. Click here for more.

21
Feb

Monaco defender gets ultimate revenge

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When Layvin Kurzawa took a thunderous cleat to the chest in the 83rd minute of Monaco’s Ligue 1 match against Reims, it looked like he might not be able to continue.

But after a minute of agony — and watching offending Reims player Aissa Mandi being sent off — Kurzawa soldiered on, and boy, did it pay off.

On what would be the final kick of the match, the 21-year-old scored the game-winner, securing a crucial three points in the race for the Ligue 1 title.

The lesson here: Don’t mess with Layvin Kurzawa.

Image courtesy of Getty

21
Feb

Beckham plans Xavi move for Miami franchise

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David Beckham is already starting work in recruiting players good enough to compete in MLS. First on the list is Barcelona midfielder Xavi, who would be 37 years of age when Miami kicks off in 2017. Xavi has already expressed his desire to stay at Camp Nou but three years down the line and his body may not be up to the rigour of La Liga.

Sticking with the Barca theme we’ve also got the latest on Victor Valdes, whose proposed move to Monaco is on the verge of collapse. Where could he be heading? Click here to find out. 

28
Jan

Monaco start search for Falcao’s replacement

Money makes the world go round and the same is certainly true in the transfer window. Radamel Falcao’s serious injury has prompted Monaco to start looking for a replacement - and they have two very different characters in mind, one a saint the other a sinner…Dani Osvaldo is a saint in one sense (he plays for Southampton) but his temper got the better of him in a training-ground incident with defender Jose Fonte which resulted in a two-week suspension. His days at St Mary’s look to be numbered and he has been earmarked by Monaco to fill the gap the left by Falcao.

Javier Hernandez has also been targeted by Monaco but whether Manchester United are prepared to let him go is another matter.

We’ve also got the latest on a new Manchester United target plus rumors on Arsenal and Thibaut Courtois. Click here for more.

5
Dec

Blues look to bring Falcao to the Bridge

Stories about Falcao’s unhappiness at Monaco are starting to gather pace, with the latest rumor focusing on his salary which is half the amount he was expected to receive when he signed from Atletico Madrid. Chelsea are apparently ready to make a loan move for the Colombian in January just to bring an extra bit of spice to an already red-hot Premier League season. We’ve also got the latest on Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal, plus much more - just click here for Rumorville central. 

22
Nov

Chelsea plot move for Monaco’s Falcao

Chelsea look keen to bolster their attacking options with a number of questions asked about the firepower they possess up front. Despite only moving to Monaco in the summer, Chelsea have turned their attention to Radamel Falcao. After making a good start to life in France the Colombian has enhanced his reputation as a clinical goalscorer with a host of clubs interested in the striker. We’ve also got the latest news on Manchester United, Arsenal plus a story on the future of Mario Balotelli. Click here for more.

12
Nov

Falcao on Mourinho’s wish list

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Chelsea’s ambitions are growing loftier by the day. Jose Mourinho is planning to watch Colombia’s international friendly against Belgium on Thursday with just one player on his mind - Radamel Falcao. The Blues are thought to be ready to make a bid for the Monaco striker which, if successful, could pave the way for a couple of exits from Stamford Bridge. We’ve also got a very interesting story on a target for Manchester United - just click here to see who it is.