pre-season well underway, it would appear as if glamour club Monaco with all
their big name signings which include Colombian striker Radamel Falcao who
signed from Atletico Madrid for $78 million have a long way to go if they want
to challenge Paris Saint-Germain for the French Ligue 1 title next season.
having lost their first pre-season game to Bundesliga 2 side Fortuna Dusseldorf
3-2, a game in which marquee signing Falcao scored his first goal for
billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev’s team, Les Rouge
et Blanc followed on with a second defeat. This time losing to top-flight German side Augsburg 1-0 in a game that could very well have seen Monaco’s
star player sent off.
watch the video below you will see that the Colombian is constantly having his
ankles kicked or his legs taken from under him until finally he can take it no
more kicking the ball into the boards along the side of the pitch and then shoving an
Augsburg player in the chest.
manager 61-year old coach Claudio Ranieri benched Falcao for the second half,
but it was obvious to everyone watching, that Monaco football club is very much
a work in progress.