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Radamel Falcao put in yet another special performance on Friday with two stunning goals against Paraguay.
Radamel Falcao's form is absolutely unmatched by any center forward in the world at this point. He scored two more goals on Friday, this time for Colombia, and they were absolute stunners. The Cafeteros weren't quite as dazzling as they have been in the recent past, but they still managed a 2-0 win over Paraguay thanks to their No. 9's heroics.
The first half was fairly boring and didn't feature much in the way of scoring chances for either team, but Falcao sparked things to life in the 51st minute. He created the shooting lane for himself with an incredible cutback that caused Paraguay captain Paulo da Silva to slide right by him. From the right side of the box, Falcao lofted a shot to the far corner that took a deflection before bouncing in.
Colombia got unlucky with a number of near-misses and a goal disallowed for offside, but Falcao put the game to bed in the 88th minute with a goal that rivaled his first. On a long ball over the top, Falcao was sandwiched between two defenders, but held off the one behind him and cut past the one in front of him before chipping over Diego Barreto for his second goal.
The Cafeteros are now on 16 points, comfortably in the top four spots. They're temporarily top of the table, pending the results of Ecuador and Argentina's matches.